HOUSE BILL No. 2570*
An Act concerning organization of public safety agencies;
establishing the task force
on consolidation of public safety agencies.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. (a) There is hereby
established a task force on consolida-
tion of public safety agencies. The task force shall be composed of
(1) One member of the house of
representatives committee on ap-
propriations appointed by the speaker of the house of
(2) one member of the house of
representatives committee on judi-
ciary appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;
(3) one member of the house of
representatives appointed by the
minority leader of the house of representatives;
(4) one member of the senate committee on
ways and means ap-
pointed by the president of the senate;
(5) one member of the senate committee on
judiciary appointed by
the president of the senate;
(6) one member of the senate appointed by
the minority leader of
(7) two representatives of local law
enforcement, appointed by the
(8) three persons appointed by the
governor, except that no current
member of the legislature of the state of Kansas shall be eligible
appointment pursuant to this subparagraph (a)(8).
(b) The member of the task force
appointed by the speaker of the
house of representatives from the house committee on
shall call and preside at the first meeting of the task force. At
the members of the task force shall elect a chairperson and
person. The task force shall meet on the call of the chairperson.
force shall meet at least quarterly and at other times necessary to
its functions. If a vacancy occurs on the task force, the vacancy
filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
(c) Members of the task force on
consolidation of public safety agen-
cies shall receive compensation and travel expenses and subsistence
penses or allowances as provided in subsection (e) of K.S.A.
amendments thereto, when attending meetings of such task force.
(d) The task force on consolidation of
public safety agencies may
meet at any time and at any place within the state on the call of
(e) It shall be the duty of the task
force to review the feasibility and
efficiencies that would be achieved by consolidating all public
tions of agencies including, but not limited to, the highway
office of state fire marshall, the ombudsman of corrections, the
justice authority, the parole board, the Kansas bureau of
the board of emergency medical services, the division of emergency
agement of the office of adjutant general, the department of
the Kansas sentencing commission, and the alcohol beverage control
gram of the department of revenue into a cabinet level
(f) If the task force recommends
consolidation of some or all of the
state agencies, or functions of state agencies specified in
is feasible and would create efficiencies, the task force shall
ommendations on the proposed organization and budgetary
of consolidating such agencies or functions of agencies into a
(g) The staff of the office of revisor of
statutes, the legislative research
department and the division of legislative administrative services
provide such assistance as may be requested by the task force.
(h) The task force shall submit a final
report of its findings and rec-
ommendations to the legislative budget committee, the joint
on corrections and juvenile justice and to the governor on or
uary 1, 2001.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force
from and after its
publication in the Kansas register.
Approved May 5, 2000.
Published in the Kansas Register May 18, 2000.