An  Act concerning the Kansas bureau of investigation; relating to background investiga-
tions; criminal history record information; 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 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 Kansas.

      (b) The bureau shall acquire, collect, classify and preserve criminal
identification and other crime records, and 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 governor,
may shall conduct background investigations of gubernatorial appointees
at the request of the governor, subject to the appointee's approval who
are subject to confirmation by the senate of the state of Kansas and all
judicial appointments. The bureau shall require the appointee to be fin-
gerprinted. The fingerprints shall be submitted to the bureau and to the
federal bureau of investigation for the identification of the appointee and
to obtain criminal history record information, including arrest and non-
conviction data. Background reports may include criminal intelligence
information and information relating to criminal and background inves-
tigations. Information received pursuant to this subsection shall be con-
fidential and shall not be disclosed except to the governor or members of
the governor's staff as necessary to determine the appointee's qualifica-

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

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 K.S.A. 75-712 is hereby repealed.

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

Approved April 14, 1999.