Session of 1999
HOUSE BILL No. 2414
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.