An Act concerning community colleges; relating to expenditures for scholarships; author-
izing the charging of fees; amending K.S.A. 71-203 and K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 71-301 and
repealing the existing sections.

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

      Section  1. K.S.A. 71-203 is hereby amended to read as follows: 71-
203. No The board of trustees of any a community college shall not au-
thorize or permit the expenditure of any public funds, either directly or
indirectly, for scholarships for students who reside outside of the com-
munity college district. No public funds shall be expended for athletic
scholarships either within or without any community college district. For
the purpose of this section, moneys received from sale of admissions to
activities which the community college sponsors and moneys received
from private sector persons or organizations shall not be deemed to be
public funds. Athletic scholarships shall not be granted to nonresidents
of the state of Kansas. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the con-
trary, a community college may use student fees to grant student schol-
arships if such use is approved by the board of trustees and acknowledged
by student government representatives.

      Sec.  2. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 71-301 is hereby amended to read as fol-
lows: 71-301. The board of trustees shall charge to and collect from each
student tuition at rates per credit hour enrolled which shall be established
by the board of trustees. In addition to tuition, the board of trustees may
charge to and collect from each student fees at rates which shall be estab-
lished by the board of trustees.

 Sec.  3. K.S.A. 71-203 and K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 71-301 are hereby re-
 Sec.  4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.

Approved April 3, 2001.