Session of 2000
By Representative Johnston

  9             AN  ACT concerning the state board of regents; relating to tuition, fees
10             and charges at state educational institutions; amending K.S.A. 76-719
11             and 76-812 and repealing the existing sections.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. K.S.A. 76-719 is hereby amended to read as follows: 76-
15       719. Subject to K.S.A. 76-742 and amendments thereto, the board of
16       regents shall fix tuition, fees and charges to be collected by each state
17       educational institution, except that for fiscal years commencing after June
18       30, 2000, the state board of regents shall not raise such tuition, fees or
19       charges more than once a fiscal year. If a state educational institution
20       collects a student-activity fee, the funds so collected shall be set apart and
21       used for the purpose of supporting appropriate student activities.
22             Sec.  2. K.S.A. 76-812 is hereby amended to read as follows: 76-812.
23       The board shall have all of the powers necessary or convenient to carry
24       out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this act, including, but
25       without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the power with respect
26       to the project;
27             (a) to adopt rules and regulations and prescribe policies in connection
28       with the performance of its functions and duties under this act;
29             (b) to receive, administer, use, apply and comply with conditions and
30       requirements respecting any gift, grant or donation of any property or
31       money from any source, whether federal, state or private;
32             (c) to make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary
33       or convenient in the exercise of its powers and functions under this act,
34       payable from funds then available or to be lawfully made available pur-
35       suant to the provisions of this act, including contracts with persons, firms,
36       corporations, federal and state agencies and officers and other local agen-
37       cies, which state agencies and officers and other local public agencies are
38       hereby authorized to enter into contracts and otherwise cooperate with
39       the board to facilitate the financing, construction and operation of the
40       project;
41             (d) to acquire by purchase, lease, gift, eminent domain or otherwise,
42       or to obtain options for the acquisition of, any property, real or personal,
43       improved or unimproved, for the construction, operation or maintenance


  1       of the project;
  2             (e) to sell, lease, exchange, transfer or otherwise dispose of, or to
  3       grant options for any such purposes with respect to, any real or personal
  4       property or interest therein constituting part of the medical center in-
  5       cluding the project;
  6             (f) to pledge or assign any tuition, rents, charges, fees or other rev-
  7       enues, any proceeds derived from sales of property, insurance or con-
  8       demnation awards or other receipts and moneys available therefor de-
  9       rived by the board in connection with the medical center, including the
10       project;
11             (g) to issue revenue bonds of the board for the purpose of providing
12       funds to pay all or any part of the cost of the project, and to issue revenue
13       refunding bonds;
14             (h) to construct, acquire, own, repair, maintain, extend, improve, re-
15       habilitate, renovate, furnish and equip the project and to pay all or any
16       part of the cost thereof from the proceeds of bonds of the board or from
17       any contribution, grant, gift or donation or other funds available to it for
18       such purpose;
19             (i) to fix, charge and collect rents, tuition, fees and charges for the
20       use of, or services rendered by, the medical center, including the project,
21       except that for fiscal years commencing after June 30, 2000, the state
22       board of regents shall not raise such tuition, fees and charges for students
23       of the university of Kansas medical center more than once a fiscal year;
24       and
25             (j) to contract for the services of consulting engineers, architects, at-
26       torneys, real estate counselors, appraisers, fiscal advisers and such other
27       consultants as may be required in the judgment of the board and to pay
28       for the same from funds available to the board therefor. 
29       Sec.  3. K.S.A. 76-719 and 76-812 are hereby repealed.
30        Sec.  4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
31       publication in the statute book.