SENATE BILL No. 207
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
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
complete investigations at the direction of the attorney general.
member of the bureau shall possess all powers and privileges which
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
identification records with the duly authorized officials of
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
firm, association or corporation or from the federal government or
federal agency and may enter into contracts or other transactions
any federal agency in connection therewith.
Members of The
bureau, at the direction of the director
may shall conduct background investigations
of gubernatorial appointees
at the request of the governor, subject to the appointee's
are subject to confirmation by the senate of the state of Kansas
judicial appointments. The bureau shall require the
appointee to be fin-
gerprinted. The fingerprints shall be submitted to the bureau and
federal bureau of investigation for the identification of the
to obtain criminal history record information, including arrest and
conviction data. Background reports may include criminal
information and information relating to criminal and background
tigations. Information received pursuant to this subsection shall
fidential and shall not be disclosed except to the governor or
the governor's staff as necessary to determine the appointee's
(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
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect
and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 14, 1999.