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75-2253.Same; advisory committee, establishment, composition, duties and meetings. (a) There is hereby established the veterans memorial advisory committee which shall be composed of nine members as follows:

(1) Eight representatives of veterans organizations each appointed by the governor, with no more than two representatives selected from a single veterans organization; and

(2) the secretary of administration, or the secretary's designee.

(b) Each veterans organization may submit a list of at least three names for consideration by the governor in making an appointment. The governor shall consider each such list if timely submitted and may appoint from among those listed.

(c) The veterans memorial advisory committee shall serve in an advisory role to the secretary of administration and the capitol area plaza authority with regard to matters concerning memorials to veterans on the statehouse grounds. The veterans memorial advisory committee may also make recommendations to the governor and legislature regarding appropriate activities memorializing or commemorating veterans. The advisory committee may solicit grants, gifts, contributions and bequests for the memorial and shall remit all moneys so received to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the veterans memorial fund.

(d) The members of the advisory committee shall organize annually by electing a chairperson and vice-chairperson. The advisory committee shall meet at least once each year upon call of the chairperson. The secretary of administration, or the secretary's designee, shall serve as secretary for the advisory committee. Members of the advisory committee appointed by the governor under this section shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.

History: L. 1994, ch. 165, § 2; L. 1994, ch. 163, § 2; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 371; July 1.

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