Session of 2000
By Committee on Utilities

  9             AN  ACT concerning emergency telephone taxes; relating to use of pro-
10             ceeds; amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 12-5304 and repealing the existing
11             section.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 12-5304 is hereby amended to read as
15       follows: 12-5304. (a) Any governing body imposing the tax authorized by
16       K.S.A. 12-5302, and amendments thereto, may contract directly with the
17       provider of the emergency telephone service or may contract and coop-
18       erate with any public agency or with other states or their political sub-
19       divisions or with any association or corporation for their political subdi-
20       visions or with any association or corporation for the administration of
21       emergency telephone service as provided by law.
22             (b) Funds collected from tax imposed pursuant to K.S.A. 12-5302,
23       and amendments thereto, shall be spent solely to pay for any or all of the
24       following: (1) The monthly recurring charges billed by the service supplier
25       for the emergency telephone service; (2) initial installation, service estab-
26       lishment; nonrecurring start-up charges billed by the service supplier for
27       the emergency telephone service; (3) charges for capital improvements
28       and equipment or other physical enhancements to the emergency tele-
29       phone system; or (4) Costs of installation and establishment of emergency
30       telephone service, including nonrecurring charges for such service, billed
31       by the service supplier; (2) recurring periodic charges for emergency tel-
32       ephone service, billed by the service supplier; (3) costs of capital improve-
33       ments, equipment and enhancements that are part of or necessary to pro-
34       vision of emergency telephone service; (4) costs of training personnel
35       engaged in providing emergency telephone service, including training re-
36       lated to serving persons who have hearing impairments; or (5) the ac-
37       quisition and installation of road signs designed to aid in the delivery of
38       emergency service.
39             (c) Funds collected from tax imposed pursuant to K.S.A. 12-5302, and
40       amendments thereto, shall not be spent for any of the following: (1) Ex-
41       penses of designing, constructing, remodeling, renovating or furnishing
42       any building; (2) salaries, benefits or other costs of hiring personnel; (3)
43       costs of hiring consultants; or (4) general operating costs, including office


  1       supplies. 
  2       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 12-5304 is hereby repealed.
  3        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
  4       publication in the statute book.