SENATE BILL No. 50
By Joint Committee on Children and Families
AN ACT concerning the legislature; relating to the joint committee on
children and families; duties; sunset; amending K.S.A. 46-2002 and 46-
2003 and repealing the existing sections.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 46-2002 is hereby amended to read as follows: 46-
2002. The joint committee on children and families shall:
(a) Evaluate annually progress in implementing the recommenda-
tions contained in the report of the 1991 special committee on children's
initiatives and recommend any actions appropriate to carry out those rec-
ommendations. Specifically, among the other recommendations of the
special committees, the joint committee shall:
(1) Oversee the development of specific outcome measures for all
state programs providing services for children and families, for use by
state agencies and the legislature to assess program effectiveness;
(2) study and recommend to the legislature an amount to be estab-
lished as the minimum income necessary to provide an adequate standard
of living for Kansas families with dependent children and evaluate yearly
progress toward assuring that minimum income for all such Kansas fam-
(3) review personnel policies and employee benefits of the legislature
and state agencies and recommend revisions to make them supportive of
families and their children.
(b) Coordinate and cooperate with the Kansas commission on chil-
dren, youth and families, established by the governor's executive order
number 91-145, to avoid duplication and maximize efforts.
(c) (a) Make recommendations to the house committee on appropri-
ations and the senate committee on ways and means regarding funding
of children's programs to carry out the recommendations contained in
the report of the 1991 special committee on children's initiatives.
(d) (b) Make recommendations, introduce legislation and take such
other action as appropriate to carry out the recommendations contained
in the report of the 1991 special committee on children's initiatives and
to otherwise improve the status of Kansas children and families.
(e) (c) Report to the legislature on or before December 31 each year
any finding and recommendations concerning Kansas children and fam-
ilies which the joint committee deems appropriate.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 46-2003 is hereby amended to read as follows: 46-
2003. The provisions of this act shall expire July 1, 1997 2001.
Sec. 3. K.S.A. 46-2002 and 46-2003 are hereby repealed.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.