An Act concerning corrections; resolving conflicting amendments; amending K.S.A.
75-5291 and repealing the existing section; also repealing K.S.A. 75-5291a.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 75-5291 is hereby amended to read as follows: 75-
5291. (a) The secretary of corrections may make grants to counties for
the development, implementation, operation and improvement of com-
munity correctional services including, but not limited to, restitution pro-
grams, victim services programs, preventive or diversionary correctional
programs, community corrections centers and facilities for the detention
or confinement, care or treatment of adults charged with or convicted of
crime or of juveniles being detained or adjudged to be delinquent, mis-
creant or a juvenile offender except that no community corrections funds
shall be expended by the secretary for the purpose of establishing or
operating a conservation camp as provided by K.S.A. 75-52,127 and
amendments thereto.

(b) (1) In order to establish a mechanism for community correctional
services to participate in the department of corrections annual budget
planning process, the secretary of corrections shall establish a community
corrections advisory committee to identify new or enhanced correctional
or treatment interventions designed to divert offenders from prison.

(2) The secretary shall appoint one member from the southeast com-
munity corrections association region, one member from the northeast
community corrections association region, one member from the central
community corrections association region and one member from the
western community corrections association region. The deputy secretary
of community corrections and field services shall designate two members
from the state at large. The secretary shall have final appointment ap-
proval of the members designated by the deputy secretary. The commit-
tee shall reflect the diversity of community correctional services with re-
spect to geographical location and average daily population of offenders
under supervision.

(3) Each member shall be appointed for a term of three years, except
of the initial appointments, such terms shall be staggered as determined
by the secretary. Members shall be eligible for reappointment.

(4) The committee, in collaboration with the deputy secretary of com-
munity corrections and field services or the deputy secretary's designee,
shall routinely examine and report to the secretary on the following issues:

(A) Efficiencies in the delivery of field supervision services;

(B) offender assignment decisions;

(C) effectiveness and enhancement of existing interventions; and

(D) identification of new interventions.

(5) The committee's report concerning enhanced or new interven-
tions shall address:

(A) A target population;

(B) measurable goals and objectives;

(C) projected costs;

(D) the impact on public safety; and

(E) the evaluation process.

(6) The committee shall submit its report to the secretary annually
on or before July 15 in order for the enhanced or new interventions to
be considered for inclusion within the department of corrections budget
request for community correctional services or in the department's en-
hanced services budget request for the subsequent fiscal year.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 75-5291 and 75-5291a are hereby repealed.

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

Approved May 11, 1998