Chapter 86


An Act relating to architects; concerning the responsibility thereof; amending K.S.A. 75- 1258 and repealing the existing section.

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

Section 1. K.S.A. 75-1258 is hereby amended to read as follows: 75- 1258. (a) Each contract for architectural services negotiated under K.S.A. 75-1254 or 75-1257, and amendments thereto, shall be entered into be- tween the secretary of administration and the firm selected as the project architect. Each such contract shall require the project architect to submit evidence which is satisfactory to the secretary of administration that the firm has general professional liability insurance or specific professional liability insurance which is adequate for the project.

(b) In addition to the requirements in subsection (a), each such con- tract for architectural services shall specify the responsibilities undertaken by the project architect and that the project architect shall be responsible for all of such architect's negligent acts, errors or omissions in the per- formance of such contract.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 75-1258 is hereby repealed.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.