Chapter 73


An Act concerning the older Kansans employment program; providing for administration thereof by the secretary of human resources; repealing K.S.A. 75-5924.

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

Section 1. (a) The secretary of human resources shall establish within the limits of appropriations therefor and in accordance with the provisions of this section the older Kansans employment program. The secretary may make grants to and enter into contracts with nonprofit agencies or organizations or public bodies for the purpose of providing for the de- velopment and operation of the older Kansans employment program.

(b) The older Kansans employment program shall be designed as fol- lows:

(1) The program shall provide to older Kansans an employment placement service with emphasis on employment in the private sector, including nontraditional patterns of employment; and

(2) The program shall provide training in job seeking skills to poten- tial employees who are older Kansans and assistance to potential em- ployers in utilizing the contributions of older Kansans to their work force.

(c) The secretary shall prepare annually a report evaluating the ef- fectiveness of the older Kansans employment program and recommend- ing measures to increase the number of older Kansans gainfully em- ployed. The report shall be prepared and made available annually to the governor, members of the legislature, the secretary of aging, the human resources development council and the members of the advisory council on aging no later than December 15 each year.

(d) As used in this section, ``older Kansan'' means a resident of the state of Kansas who is 55 years of age or older.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 75-5924 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.

Approved March 29, 1996.