S.B. 530 concerns the Law Enforcement Training Center Fund, which supports the operation of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center near Hutchinson. Current law provides that $9 of the docket fee charged in criminal and traffic cases in the district courts is to be deposited in the Law Enforcement Training Center Fund. However, current law also provides that this remittance will be reduced from $9 to $8, effective July 1, 1998. S.B. 530 would amend current law to extend the $9 fee indefinitely.
Proponents appearing in favor of S.B. 530 included the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Commission, the Kansas Sheriff's Association, the Kansas Peace Officers Association, and the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police. There were no opponents.
The fiscal note on S.B. 530 indicates that, if the bill were enacted, income accruing to the Fund would continue at current levels ($2.2 million per year). Under current law, revenues to the Fund are predicted to be reduced by $188,000 if the remittance is reduced to $8.
1. *Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at http://www.ink.org/public/legislative/fulltext-bill.html.