Chapter 117

(Amended by Chapters 245 and 272)

An Act concerning the extending of the neighborhood improvement and youth employment act; amending K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 44-1402, 44-1404 and 44-1408 and repealing the ex- isting sections.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 44-1402 is hereby amended to read as follows: 44-1402. In accordance with appropriation acts, the secretary of human resources shall provide grants to eligible administrative entities, as described in K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 44-1403 and amendments thereto for the purpose of establishing and carrying out programs that provide em- ployment opportunities during the summer months and after school to individuals through payments for labor and related costs associated with the repair, maintenance and renovation of essential community facilities and for labor and related costs associated with assisting with community services and working with low-income senior citizens. The secretary shall ensure that at least one grant recipient is located in each congressional district in the state.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 44-1404 is hereby amended to read as follows: 44-1404. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the secretary may not make a grant under K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 44-1402 to an eligible entity, other than a private business, unless the entity agrees that such entity will use all amounts received from such grant to establish and carry out a program to provide wages and related employment benefits to eli- gible individuals described in subsections (a) and (b) of K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 44-1405 for the purpose of employing such individuals to repair, maintain or renovate essential community facilities that are located within the el- igible jurisdiction that the entity serves.

(b) Not more than 15% 10% of amounts received from a grant under K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 44-1402 for any fiscal year may be used for the cost of administration and the acquisition of supplies, tools and other equip- ment.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 44-1408 is hereby amended to read as follows: 44-1408. (a) The provisions of this act shall expire December 31, 1995 July 1, 1998.

(b) The secretary shall submit a report to the 1996 1998 session of the house economic development committee and the senate commerce committee detailing the manner in which funds were spent pursuant to this act. Such report shall include the nature of the work performed by participating youths, the percentage of funds expended for administrative expenses, findings on the educational, criminal and occupational dispo- sition of participating youths and an evaluation of the program as a whole including a recommendation concerning continuation of the program.

Sec. 4. K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 44-1402, 44-1404 and 44-1408 are hereby repealed.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.

Approved April 3, 1996.