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48-281.National guard life insurance premium reimbursements; fund; limitation when other death benefits payable. (a) There is hereby created in the state treasury the national guard life insurance premium reimbursement fund which shall be administered by the adjutant general. All moneys credited to such fund shall be used only to reimburse eligible members of the Kansas army and air national guard for premiums paid for any period on or after September 1, 2005, under the servicemembers' group life insurance program pursuant to 38 U.S.C. §1965 et seq., as amended, and not otherwise reimbursed by the federal government, for death benefit coverage of the member on federal active duty in a combat area.

(b) All expenditures from the national guard life insurance premium reimbursement fund shall be made in accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved in the manner prescribed by law.

(c) The adjutant general is hereby authorized to receive moneys from any grants, gifts, contributions or bequests made for the purposes of this section and to expend such moneys for the purpose for which received.

(d) For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this section, and subject to the availability of appropriations therefor, the adjutant general shall develop and implement a plan (1) to determine eligibility for reimbursement from the national guard life insurance premium reimbursement fund for premiums paid under the servicemembers' group life insurance program pursuant to 38 U.S.C. §1965 et seq., as amended, and not otherwise reimbursed by the federal government, for death benefit coverage of the member on federal active duty in a combat area, and (2) to provide for such other aspects of the plan as the adjutant general deems necessary.

(e) Nothing in this section is intended to alter, amend or change the eligibility or applicability of the servicemembers' group life insurance program pursuant to 38 U.S.C. §1965 et seq., as amended, or any rights, responsibilities or benefits thereunder.

(f) On and after the effective date of this act, and notwithstanding the provisions of section 1 or section 2 of chapter 207 of the 2005 session laws of Kansas, and amendments thereto, K.S.A. 48-282, and amendments thereto, or any other provision of law to the contrary, no member of the Kansas army or air national guard shall be eligible for the death benefit prescribed in section 1 of chapter 207 of the 2005 session laws of Kansas, and amendments thereto, or in K.S.A. 48-282, and amendments thereto, if such member is enrolled in the servicemember's group life insurance program pursuant to 38 U.S.C. §1965 et seq., as amended, after August 31, 2005. No amount shall be paid from the national guard life insurance premium reimbursement fund with respect to any case of any member of the Kansas army or air national guard for whom any death benefit has been paid pursuant to section 1 or section 2 of chapter 207 of the 2005 session laws of Kansas, and amendments thereto, or pursuant to K.S.A. 48-282, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2005, ch. 1, § 1 (Special Session); July 21.



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