Session of 1999
By Representative Freeborn
(By request)

10             AN  ACT concerning civil procedure; relating to exemptions; amending
11             K.S.A. 60-2304 and repealing the existing section.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             New Section  1. Any employer as defined by K.S.A 44-703 and
15       amendments thereto, shall inform every newly hired employee that pur-
16       suant to the federal bankruptcy laws, an employer is only required to pay
17       an employee for 90 days of back pay, of not more than $4,000 for such
18       back wages, if such employer files for bankruptcy. Such notification shall
19       be in writing.
20             New Sec.  2. Any person in the state of Kansas who files bankruptcy
21       and utilizes the exemptions pursuant to article 23 of chapter 60 of the
22       Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto shall be required to
23       hire at such person's own expense, a certified public accountant to annual
24       audit such person's finances for seven years following the filing of such
25       bankruptcy. A copy of such audit shall be filed with the bankruptcy courts.
26             Sec.  3. K.S.A. 60-2304 is hereby amended to read as follows: 60-
27       2304. Every person residing in this state shall have exempt from seizure
28       and sale upon any attachment, execution or other process issued from
29       any court in this state, the following articles of personal property:
30             (a) The furnishings, equipment and supplies, including food, fuel and
31       clothing, for the person which is in the person's present possession and
32       is reasonably necessary at the principal residence of the person for a
33       period of one year.
34             (b) Ornaments of the debtor's person, including jewelry, having a
35       value of not to exceed $1,000.
36             (c) Such person's interest, not to exceed $20,000 $6,000 in value, in
37       one means of conveyance regularly used for the transportation of the
38       person or for transportation to and from the person's regular place of
39       work, except that the value limitation specified in this subsection shall
40       not apply when the means of conveyance is a vehicle designed or
41       equipped, or both, for handicapped persons, as defined in K.S.A. 8-1,124
42       and amendments thereto.
43             (d) A burial plot or crypt or any cemetery lot exempt from process
44       pursuant to K.S.A. 17-1302 and amendments thereto.
45             (e) The books, documents, furniture, instruments, tools, implements
46       and equipment, the breeding stock, seed grain or growing plants stock,
47       or the other tangible means of production regularly and reasonably nec-
48       essary in carrying on the person's profession, trade, business or occupa-
49       tion in an aggregate value not to exceed $7,500.
50             (f) Any personal property exempt from process pursuant to K.S.A.
51       36-202, 48-245 or 84-2-326, and amendments thereto. 
52       Sec.  4. K.S.A. 60-2304 is hereby repealed.
53        Sec.  5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
54       publication in the statute book.