An  Act concerning the secretary of corrections; issuance of warrant for apprehension of
an escaped inmate; amending K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 75-5222 and repealing the existing

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

      Section  1. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 75-5222 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 75-5222. When an inmate escapes from a correctional institution
or the custody of the secretary, the secretary shall take all proper meas-
ures for the apprehension of the inmate, including the issuance of a war-
rant for the apprehension of the inmate. Law enforcement officers shall
execute warrants for the apprehension of escaped inmates in the same
manner as any arrest warrant and shall deliver the inmate named in the
warrant to the jail used by the county where the inmate is apprehended
unless some other place is designated by the secretary. The secretary may
offer a reward, not to exceed $5,000, for the apprehension of such inmate. 
Sec.  2. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 75-5222 is hereby repealed.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 3, 1999.