An  Act concerning criminal procedure; relating to reports of forensic examination;
amending K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 22-2902a and repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 22-2902a is hereby amended to read
as follows: 22-2902a. At any preliminary examination in which the results
of a forensic examination, analysis, comparison or identification prepared
by the Kansas bureau of investigation, the federal bureau of investigation,
the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms of the United States depart-
ment of the treasury, the state secretary of health and environment, the
sheriff's department of Johnson, Shawnee or Sedgwick county, the police
department of the cities of Overland Park, Topeka or Wichita, the
Sedgwick county regional forensic science center, the drug enforcement
administration, the air force of the United States, the navy of the United
States, the army of the United States, the Missouri southern state college
regional crime laboratory or, Bethany medical center, inc. located in Kan-
sas City, Kansas, the Kansas City, Kansas community college forensic lab-
oratory or the Kansas City, Missouri regional crime laboratory are to be
introduced as evidence, the report, or a copy of the report, of the findings
of the forensic examiner shall be admissible into evidence in the prelim-
inary examination in the same manner and with the same force and effect
as if the forensic examiner who performed such examination, analysis,
comparison or identification and prepared the report thereon had testi-
fied in person.

      Sec.  2. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 22-2902a is hereby repealed.

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

Approved April 3, 2001.
 Published in the Kansas Register April 12, 2001.