280 1997 Session Laws of Kansas Ch. 71
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of
Section 1. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 22-2902a is hereby amended to
as follows: 22-2902a. At any preliminary examination in which the results
of a forensic examination, analysis, comparison or identification prepared
by the Kansas bureau of investigation, the federal bureau of investigation,
the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms of the United States depart-
ment of the treasury, the state secretary of health and environment, the
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sheriff's department of Johnson, Shawnee or Sedgwick county, the
department of the cities of Overland Park, Topeka or Wichita, the Sedg-
wick county regional forensic science center, the drug enforcement ad-
ministration, the air force of the United States, the navy of the United
States, the army of the United States, the Missouri southern state college
regional crime laboratory or Bethany medical center, inc. located in Kan-
sas City, Kansas are to be introduced as evidence, the report, or a copy
of the report, of the findings of the forensic examiner shall be admissible
into evidence in the preliminary examination in the same manner and
with the same force and effect as if the forensic examiner who performed
such examination, analysis, comparison or identification and prepared the
report thereon had testified in person.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 22-2902a is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 7, 1997.