An Act concerning prefiling of bills and resolutions; amending K.S.A. 46-801, 46-802 and 46-804 and repealing the existing sections.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 46-801 is hereby amended to read as follows: 46- 801. (a) At the times specified in this act, committees and members of the legislature may prefile legislative bills and resolutions for introduction in the next succeeding regular legislative session.
(b) Bills and resolutions may be prefiled at the following times:
(1) In the case of both senators-elect and representatives-elect, from the time that a member-elect has received such member-elect's certifi- cate of election from the secretary of state until 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the day of the convening of the next succeeding regular leg- islative session;
(2) in the case of both senators and representatives, from the ad- journment of the regular legislative session in odd-numbered years until 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the day of the convening of the regular legislative session in even-numbered years;
(3) in the case of senators, from the date of each general election of representatives at which senators are not regularly elected until 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the day of convening of the next regular legis- lative session; and
(4) in the case of special committees, when authorized by the legis- lative coordinating council.
(c) Bills and resolutions which are prefiled under the
provisions of this act shall be in such final and correct form for
introduction in the legislature as is required by the constitution,
laws, and rules of the re- spective houses of the legislature and
no change shall be made in the sponsorship of any bill or
resolution during the time such bill or resolution remains in the
possession of the secretary of
state the senate
or the chief clerk of the house of representatives.
(d) The original copy of every bill and resolution prefiled shall be accompanied by a statement of inspection of the form of the bill signed by the revisor of statutes or an assistant revisor of statutes.
(e) Any bill or resolution prefiled under this act shall be
delivered to the secretary of
state the senate,
if a senate bill or resolution, or to the chief clerk of the house
of representatives, if a house bill or resolution, by a member
of the legislature who is one of the authors of the bill or res-
olution or by the office of the revisor of statutes upon written
authori- zation of one of the authors.
(f) Any standing committee may prefile a bill or resolution at any time when an individual member of that house of the legislature is authorized to prefile bills and resolutions under this section. Bills or resolutions filed under authority of this subsection (f) shall be filed by the chairperson or vice-chairperson of the standing committee in the same manner as that prescribed for the prefiling of bills and resolutions by individual members or members-elect of the legislature. Before prefiling any bill or resolution under authority of this subsection, the chairperson or vice-chairperson shall be authorized to make such prefiling by a majority vote of the mem- bers of the committee.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 46-802 is hereby amended to read as follows:
46-802. The secretary of the senate and the chief clerk of the
house of represen- tatives shall instruct the revisor of statutes
regarding the appropriate num- bering of prefiled bills and
resolutions. In accordance with such instruction the revisor of
statutes shall give each prefiled bill and reso- lution its
appropriate number before delivery of a copy to the division of
printing. The originals of all prefiled bills and resolutions shall
remain be in the possession of the
secretary of state until the same are delivered to
the secretary of the senate, if a senate bill or
resolution, or the chief clerk of the house of representatives
on the first day of the regular session of the legislature
following prefiling and written receipt is given
therefor, if a house bill or resolution. Upon the
prefiling of any bill or resolution under the provisions of this
act, the secretary of state the senate, if a
senate bill or resolution, or the chief clerk of the house of
representatives, if a house bill or resolution, shall make
copies thereof available to any person, upon request, at a cost of
$.50 per page until the same have been printed, as provided herein.
All moneys received under this section from such charges shall
be remitted to the state treasurer at least monthly, and the state
treasurer shall deposit the same in the state treasury to the
credit of the legislative special revenue fund. The secretary
of state the senate, in the case of senate
bills and resolutions, and the chief clerk of the house of
representatives, in the case of house bills or resolutions,
shall maintain a current list, by title and sponsor, of all bills
and resolutions which have been prefiled, and such
list lists shall be open to public
Sec. 3. K.S.A. 46-804 is hereby amended to read as follows:
46-804. On the first day of the regular session of the legislature
the secretary of state shall deliver
all bills and resolutions prefiled in accordance with this act to
the secretary of the senate and the chief clerk of the house of
representatives and all such bills and resolutions shall
be deemed properly introduced. Such bills and resolutions shall be
read in the same manner as other bills and resolutions introduced
after the con- vening of the legislature. When any prefiled bill or
resolution has been delivered to the secretary of the senate or the
chief clerk of the house of representatives as herein provided and
the same is read, any prior failure to comply with any of the
procedural requirements of this act shall have no effect on the
validity of such bill or resolution.
Sec. 4. K.S.A. 46-801, 46-802 and 46-804 are hereby repealed.
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.
Approved March 29, 1996.