Session of 2000
By Representatives Welshimer, Barnes, Dean, Flaharty, Flora, Garner,
Gilbert, Kirk, McClure, Pauls, Sharp and Toelkes

11             AN  ACT creating the mothers-at-risk program.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. (a) Subject to the provisions of appropriation acts, there
15       is hereby created a mothers-at-risk program. The program shall provide
16       assistance to mothers to keep their children in the child's own home,
17       unless there is documented sexual, physical or emotional abuse as deter-
18       mined by the court. The goal of the program is to assist families to over-
19       come financial burdens and to retain families intact.
20             (b) Such assistance shall include, but not be limited to, access to med-
21       ical care and counseling.
22             (c) The attorney general shall provide administrative assistance for
23       the program. The attorney general shall coordinate and cooperate with
24       local governmental agencies in providing the program.
25             (d) The attorney general may apply for, receive and accept moneys
26       from any source for the purpose of establishing the mothers-at-risk
27       program.
28             (e) There is hereby created in the state treasury the mothers-at-risk
29       fund. All moneys credited to the fund shall be used solely for the purpose
30       of establishing and maintaining the mothers-at-risk program. All expend-
31       itures from the mothers-at-risk fund shall be made in accordance with
32       appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports
33       issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the attorney general or by the
34       attorney general's designee. 
35        Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
36       publication in the statute book.