Session of 2000
By Committee on Appropriations

  9             AN  ACT concerning the legislature; relating to benefits and compensa-
10             tion of employees of certain legislative agencies; amending K.S.A. 1999
11             Supp. 74-4911f and repealing the existing section.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 74-4911f is hereby amended to read as
15       follows: 74-4911f. (a) Subject to procedures or limitations prescribed by
16       the governor appointing authority, any person who is not an employee
17       and who becomes a state officer may elect to not become a member of
18       the system. The election to not become a member of the system must be
19       filed within 90 days of assuming the position of state officer. Such election
20       shall be irrevocable. If such election is not filed by such state officer, such
21       state officer shall be a member of the system.
22             (b) Any such state officer who is a member or who is eligible to be a
23       member of the Kansas public employees retirement system, on or after
24       the effective date of this act, may elect to not be a member by filing an
25       election with the office of the retirement system. The election to not
26       become a member of the system must be filed within 90 days of assuming
27       the position of or becoming a state officer as defined by this section. If
28       such election is not filed by such state officer, such state officer shall be
29       a member of the system.
30             (c) Subject to limitations prescribed by the secretary of administra-
31       tion, the state agency employing any employee who has filed an election
32       as provided under subsection (a) or (b) and who has entered into an
33       employee participation agreement, as provided in K.S.A. 75-5524 and
34       amendments thereto for deferred compensation pursuant to the Kansas
35       public employees deferred compensation plan shall contribute to such
36       plan on such employee's behalf an amount equal to 8% of the employee's
37       salary, as such salary has been approved pursuant to K.S.A. 75-2935b and
38       amendments thereto or as otherwise prescribed by law.
39             (d) As used in this section and K.S.A. 74-4927k and amendments
40       thereto, ``state officer'' means the: (1) Secretary of administration,;
41       (2) secretary on aging,; (3) secretary of commerce and housing,;
42       (4) secretary of corrections,; (5)  secretary of health and environment,;
43       (6) secretary of human resources,; (7) secretary of revenue,; (8) sec-


  1       retary of social and rehabilitation services,; (9) secretary of transporta-
  2       tion,; (10) secretary of wildlife and parks,; (11) superintendent of the
  3       Kansas highway patrol,; (12)  secretary of agriculture,; (13) executive
  4       director of the Kansas lottery,; (14) executive director of the Kansas
  5       racing commission,; (15) president of the Kansas development finance
  6       authority,; (16) state fire marshal,; (17) state librarian,; (18) securi-
  7       ties commissioner,; (19) adjutant general,; (20) members of the state
  8       board of tax appeals,; (21) members of the Kansas parole board,;
  9       (22) members of the state corporation commission,; (23) any unclas-
10       sified employee on the staff of officers of both houses of the legislature,;
11       (24) any unclassified employee appointed to the governor's or lieutenant
12       governor's staff and; (25) any person employed by the legislative branch
13       of the state of Kansas, other than any such person receiving service cred-
14       ited under the Kansas public employees retirement system or any other
15       retirement system of the state of Kansas therefor, who elected to be
16       covered by the provisions of this section as provided in subsection (e) of
17       K.S.A. 46-1302 and amendments thereto or who is first employed on or
18       after July 1, 1996, by the legislative branch of the state of Kansas; and
19       (26) employees of the division of post audit, legislative research depart-
20       ment, office of the revisor of statutes and legislative administrative
21       services.
22             (e) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any state officer
23       who has elected to remain eligible for assistance by the state board of
24       regents as provided in subsection (a) of K.S.A. 74-4925 and amendments
25       thereto. 
26       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 74-4911f is hereby repealed.
27        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
28       publication in the statute book.