Session of 2000
By Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight

  9             AN  ACT concerning corrections; relating to placement of inmates;
10             amending K.S.A. 75-52,129 and repealing the existing section.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13             Section  1. K.S.A. 75-52,129 is hereby amended to read as follows:
14       75-52,129. (a) The secretary of corrections is hereby authorized to ne-
15       gotiate and enter into contracts with Kansas cities and counties for the
16       placement of inmates, who are classified as medium custody or any higher
17       custody or security classification, in facilities owned and operated by the
18       cities and counties. If the secretary of corrections proposes to place any
19       inmates classified as medium custody or any higher custody classification
20       for confinement in facilities other than correctional or other institutions
21       or facilities owned and operated by the department of corrections or any
22       other state agency, the secretary of corrections shall give first consider-
23       ation to entering into contracts with Kansas cities and counties under this
24       section before attempting to place any such inmate for confinement at
25       any location outside the state of Kansas if the facilities to be provided
26       under such contracts are substantially equal to facilities at locations out-
27       side the state of Kansas and if arrangements can be made in a timely
28       manner. Except as provided in subsection (b), the provisions of this sec-
29       tion and any contract or preliminary letter of commitment entered into
30       pursuant to this section shall not apply to any minimum custody or com-
31       munity custody status inmates, or any other custody or security classifi-
32       cation lower than medium custody, or to any inmate who may be placed
33       in a work release or prerelease program, center or facility by the secretary
34       of corrections, who is eligible for parole or who is placed pursuant to the
35       interstate corrections compact. Contracts entered into pursuant to this
36       section shall not be subject to competitive bid requirements under K.S.A.
37       75-3739 and amendments thereto.
38             (b) The secretary shall not enter into any contract as provided in
39       subsection (a) with any Kansas city or county for the placement of inmates
40       that does not provide that such city or county shall provide and maintain
41       appropriate and recognized standards of safety, health and security. 
42       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 75-52,129 is hereby repealed.


  1        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
  2       publication in the statute book.