174             1997 Session Laws of Kansas             Ch. 60

Chapter 60


An Act concerning the Kansas bureau of investigation; relating to the powers, duties and
functions thereof; authorizing acceptance of gifts and grants; background investigations;
amending K.S.A. 75-712 and repealing the existing section.

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

Section 1. K.S.A. 75-712 is hereby amended to read as follows: 75-
712. (a) It shall be is the duty of the members of the bureau to make full
and complete investigations at the direction of the attorney general. Each
member of the bureau shall possess all powers and privileges which are
now or may be hereafter given to the sheriffs of the state of Kansas.

(b) The bureau shall be vested with the duty of acquiring, collecting,
classifying, and preserving
acquire, collect, classify and preserve criminal
identification and other crime records, and the exchanging of said may
exchange such
criminal identification records with the duly authorized
officials of governmental agencies, of states, cities and penal institutions.

(c) For purposes of carrying out the powers and duties of the bureau,
the director may request and accept grants or donations from any person,
firm, association or corporation or from the federal government or any
federal agency and may enter into contracts or other transactions with
any federal agency in connection therewith.

(d) Members of the bureau, at the direction of the director, may con-
duct background investigations of gubernatorial appointees at the request
of the governor, subject to the appointee's approval. The bureau shall
require the appointee to be fingerprinted. The fingerprints shall be sub-
mitted to the bureau and to the federal bureau of investigation for the
identification of the appointee and to obtain criminal history record in-
formation, including arrest and nonconviction data. Background reports
may include criminal intelligence information and information relating to
criminal and background investigations. Information received pursuant
to this subsection shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except
to the governor or members of the governor's staff as necessary to deter-
mine the appointee's qualifications.

(e) Reports of all investigations made by the members of the bureau
shall be made to the attorney general of the state of Kansas.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 75-712 is hereby repealed.

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

Approved April 4, 1997.

Published in the Kansas Register: April 17, 1997.