HOUSE BILL No. 2763
An Act concerning courts; relating to courtrooms and
supplies; amending K.S.A. 20-348
and K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 20-349 and repealing the existing sections;
also repealing K.S.A.
20-613a and 20-713.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 20-348 is hereby
amended to read as follows: 20-
348. Except for expenses required by law to be paid by the state,
and after January 10, 1977, the board of county
commissioners of each
county have an obligation to adequately fund the operation of
court in the county and shall be responsible for all
expenses incurred for
the operation of the district court in the county.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 20-349 is
hereby amended to read as fol-
lows: 20-349. The chief judge in each judicial district shall be
for the preparation of the budget to be submitted to the board of
commissioners of each county. The board of county commissioners
then have final authority to determine and approve the budget for
court operations payable by their county. The judicial
the courts shall prescribe the form upon which such budgets shall
submitted. The budget shall include all expenditures payable by
county for operations of the district court in such county. A
budget shall be prepared for each county within the district and
of the district court shall approve the budget for the county in
judges are regularly assigned prior to submission of such budget to
board of county commissioners. The compensation to be paid to
court personnel excluded from the judicial personnel classification
pursuant to subsection (b) of K.S.A. 20-162, and amendments
shall be listed in the budget as a separate item for each job
the amount of such district court budget is established, the
under such budget, other than expenditures for job positions
in the budget, shall be under the control and supervision of the
judge, subject to supreme court rules relating thereto, and the
county commissioners shall approve all claims submitted by the
judge within the limits of such district court budget.
board of county
commissioners shall decrease such budget for district court
a level below the amount of the 1978 calendar year budget
the board of county commissioners less the amount of
fringe benefits provided in such budget for judges and
positions which are assumed by the state pursuant to this
act. The finan-
cial affairs of the district court in each county including, but
to, nonexpendable trust funds, law library funds and court trustee
ations shall be subject to audit pursuant to the provisions of
1122, and amendments thereto, as part of the annual county audit.
ports of fiscal or managerial discrepancies or noncompliance
applicable law shall be made to the judicial administrator of the
well as the board of county commissioners.
Sec. 3. K.S.A. 20-348, 20-613a and
20-713 and K.S.A. 2001 Supp.
20-349 are hereby repealed.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect
and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 9, 2002.