Session of 1999
By Representatives Helgerson, Barnes, Dean, Flaharty, Geringer, Gil-
                bert, Johnston, Landwehr, Mayans, Pottorff, Powell, Wagle and

11             AN  ACT concerning the state board of regents; relating to the member-
12             ship thereof; amending K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 74-3201 and repealing the
13             existing section.
15       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
16             Section  1. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 74-3201 is hereby amended to read as
17       follows: 74-3201. (a) (1) There is hereby created a state board to be known
18       as the board of regents. The board shall be composed of nine members
19       who shall be residents of the state and who shall be appointed by the
20       governor subject to confirmation by the senate as provided in K.S.A. 75-
21       4315b, and amendments thereto. Except as provided by K.S.A. 1998
22       Supp. 46-2601, and amendments thereto, no person appointed to the
23       board shall exercise any power, duty or function as a member of the board
24       until confirmed by the senate. Each member shall hold office for a term
25       of four years, and until a successor is appointed and confirmed. Terms of
26       members shall expire on January 15. All members of the board of regents
27       shall be selected from among the members of the two political parties
28       casting the highest and second highest number of votes respectively for
29       secretary of state at the last preceding general election at which a sec-
30       retary of state was elected. At no time shall more than five members of
31       the board of regents be members of the same political party. The mem-
32       bers of the board of regents shall meet and organize annually by electing
33       one member as chairperson.
34             (2) The provisions of this subsection are subject to the provisions of
35       subsection (b).
36             (b) No alumnus of any college or university, other than an alumnus
37       of a state educational institution not presently represented on the board
38       of regents, or any other individual with the exception of the member serv-
39       ing as chairperson of the board on the effective date of this act, may be
40       appointed, or reappointed, to the board of regents, until such time as each
41       state educational institution has at least one alumni member of the board
42       of regents; after which time, any state educational institution which then
43       has more than one alumni member of the board, shall not have an addi-
44       tional alumni member appointed to the board, until such time as no state
45       educational institution has more than two alumni members of the board.
46       Thereafter, no state educational institution shall have more than two of
47       its alumni as members of the board.  
48       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 74-3201 is hereby repealed.
49        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
50       publication in the statute book.