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2014 Statute


76-3203.Administration of juvenile correctional facilities; rules and regulations; contracts for educational services; issuance of passes, prohibition; security plan; grooming code. On and after July 1, 1997:

(a) All jurisdiction, powers, functions and duties relating to institutions as defined in K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 38-2302, and amendments thereto, are conferred and imposed upon the commissioner to be administered within the juvenile justice authority as provided by this act.

(b) The commissioner may adopt rules and regulations for the government, regulation and operation of institutions. The commissioner may adopt rules and regulations relating to all persons admitted to institutions.

(c) The commissioner may enter into an educational services contract with a unified school district, another public educational services provider or a private educational services provider for an institution pursuant to competitive bids or by negotiation as determined by the commissioner. Each such educational services contract is exempt from the competitive bid requirements of K.S.A. 75-3739, and amendments thereto.

(d) The commissioner shall not issue a pass, furlough or leave to any juvenile placed in an institution except as needed for such juvenile to obtain medical services or to reintegrate such juvenile into the community. If any juvenile is issued a pass, furlough or leave, such juvenile shall be accompanied by a staff member or other designated adult.

(e) The commissioner shall implement an institutional security plan designed to prevent escapes and to prohibit contraband and unauthorized access to the institution and, within the limits of appropriations, construct perimeter fencing as required by the institutional security plan.

(f) The commissioner, by rules and regulations, shall establish a rigid grooming code and shall issue uniforms to juvenile offenders in an institution.

History: L. 1996, ch. 229, § 6; L. 2006, ch. 169, § 136; Jan. 1, 2007.