Session of 1999
HOUSE BILL No. 2139
By Joint Committee on Special Claims Against the State
9 AN ACT concerning the composition of the joint committee on special
10 claims against the state; amending K.S.A. 46-912 and repealing the
11 existing section.
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14 Section 1. K.S.A. 46-912 is hereby amended to read as follows: 46-
15 912. There is hereby established the joint committee on special claims
16 against the state which shall have 13 members consisting of five members
17 of the senate and eight members of the house of representatives. The
18 representative members shall be appointed by the speaker, and the sen-
19 ator members shall be appointed by the senate committee on organiza-
20 tion, calendar and rules. Not less than
two one representative members
21 member and
two one senator members member shall be attorneys licensed
22 to practice law in the state of Kansas. Not less than one representative
23 member shall be a member of the house committee on appropriations
24 and not less than one senator member shall be a member of the senate
25 committee on ways and means. In the biennium commencing with the
26 convening of the regular session of the legislature in 1979, and in the
27 biennium commencing with the convening of the regular session of the
28 legislature each four years thereafter, the chairperson of the joint com-
29 mittee shall be a representative member designated by the speaker of the
30 house of representatives. In the biennium commencing with the conven-
31 ing of the regular session of the legislature in 1981, and in the biennium
32 commencing with the regular session of the legislature each four years
33 thereafter, the senate committee on organization, calendar and rules shall
34 designate a senator member to be the chairperson of the joint committee.
35 If a chairperson shall die, resign or otherwise be incapable of serving as
36 chairperson for the full two-year period, a successor shall be designated
37 to fill the unexpired portion of such period in the same manner as the
38 original chairperson was selected. The members appointed from each
39 house shall include minority party representation thereon. The joint com-
40 mittee shall meet in the interim between legislative sessions on the call
41 of the chairperson as authorized by the legislative coordinating council.
42 Any seven members of the joint committee shall constitute a quorum.
43 Any action of such joint committee may be taken by an affirmative vote
44 of a majority of the members present, if a quorum is present.
45 The provisions of article 12 of chapter 46 of the Kansas Statutes An-
46 notated, and amendments thereto, applicable to special committees shall
47 apply to the joint committee on special claims against the state to the
48 extent the same do not conflict with the specific provisions of this act
49 applicable to such committee.
50 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 46-912 is hereby repealed.
51 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
52 publication in the statute book.