An  Act concerning the bank commissioner; creating certain positions
in the unclassified service.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. (a) Subject to the provisions of appropriation acts, the
bank commissioner may appoint regional managers and financial exam-
iner administrators within the office of the state bank commissioner as
determined necessary by the bank commissioner to effectively carry out
the mission of the office. All regional managers and financial examiner
administrators appointed after the effective date of this act shall be in the
unclassified service under the Kansas civil service act, shall have special
training and qualifications for such positions, shall serve at the pleasure
of the bank commissioner and shall receive compensation fixed by the
bank commissioner and approved by the governor.

      (b) Nothing in subsection (a) shall affect the classified status of any
person employed in the office of the state bank commissioner on the day
immediately preceding the effective date of this act. The provisions of
this subsection shall not be construed to limit the powers of the bank
commissioner pursuant to K.S.A. 75-2948 and amendments thereto.

 Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the Kansas register.

Approved April 24, 2002.
 Published in the Kansas Register May 2, 2002.