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2014 Statute


23-3113. Forms and informational materials; system to monitor payments; subcontractors. (a) The judicial administrator and the secretary for children and families shall cooperate to design suggested legal forms and informational materials which describe procedures and remedies under this act for distribution to all parties in support actions.

(b) The judicial administrator of the courts and the secretary for children and families shall enter into a contract to develop and maintain an automated management information system which will monitor support payments, maintain accurate records of support payments and permit prompt notice of arrearages in support payments. District courts, including court trustees, shall be subcontractors in the management information system and payments for their services shall be disbursed as directed by the judicial administrator. Unless good cause is shown, the secretary for children and families shall contract with court trustees for enforcement services. Subcontractor employees determined necessary to the performance of the contract by the judicial administrator shall be state employees paid by county general funds. The provisions of K.S.A. 20-358 and 20-359, and amendments thereto, shall apply. County expenditures for compensation of subcontractor employees may be paid during any budget year even though the expenditures were not included in the budget for that year. County general funds shall be promptly reimbursed for subcontractor employee compensation cost from the subcontractor's payment plus a reasonable administrative fee for the county for acting as fiscal and reporting agent as determined necessary by the judicial administrator. The provisions of the Kansas court personnel rules, except for pay and classification plans, shall apply to subcontractor employees.

History: L. 1985, ch. 115, § 13; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 40; July 1.