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2019 Statute


12-4002.Same; duties; annual report. (a) It shall be the duty of the council to engage in continuous study of the services provided by the various types and levels of government within the state, the division of responsibility for providing and financing governmental services, possibilities of improving the organizational structure and operational efficiency of the various governmental units serving the citizens of the state; and the state and local tax structure and the revenue requirements and fiscal policies of the state and its local units of government. The council shall give particular attention to modernization of the structure of Kansas local government, the impact of urbanization on the organization and functions of local government, the impact of technology on the organization and functions of local government and the relationships between state and local governments.

(b) The council shall determine the manner in which the existing laws of the state relating to the subjects of its study may be simplified, modified, rearranged, consolidated and revised to insure greater effectiveness in the governmental practices of this state. The council shall make an annual report in writing to the governor and legislature. Such report shall be transmitted to the legislative coordinating council on or before December 1, for inclusion, as the coordinating council may determine, in its annual report. All recommendations requiring statutory changes shall be in legislative bill form. Recommendations requiring constitutional changes shall contain the language of the proposed amendments and laws to implement the recommendations. All such bills and proposed constitutional amendments shall have received approval as to form by the revisor of statutes prior to transmission thereof to the legislative coordinating council.

History: L. 2002, ch. 189, § 2; July 1.