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75-4373.Same; extended death benefit plan; term life insurance benefit; administration; closure term life insurance fund. (a) Each state officer or employee who (1) (A) is employed by an institution that is closed or abolished or otherwise ceases operations or that is scheduled for such closure, abolition or cessation of operations and has a budget reduction imposed that is associated with such closure, abolition or cessation of operations, and (B) is laid off from employment with such institution for the reason of such closure, abolition or cessation of operations or such imposition of a budget reduction, and (C) remains in such employment until the date the officer or employee is laid off; or (2) (A) is in the classified service under the Kansas civil service act and who is laid off from employment at the Topeka correctional facility due to the transfer of the reception and diagnostic unit from the Topeka correctional facility to the El Dorado correctional facility, and (B) remains in such employment until the date of [the] officer or employee is laid off, shall be eligible for the extended death benefit plan providing term life insurance under this section.

(b) The extended death benefit plan providing term life insurance under this section shall provide a death benefit equal to 150% of the annual rate of compensation of the covered state officer or employee, as of the date the covered state officer or employee is laid off, for each state officer or employee described in subsection (a). The extended death benefit plan providing term life insurance under this section shall provide death benefit coverage for a period of 24 months after the date the covered state officer or employee is laid off.

(c) The secretary of administration shall administer the provisions of this section. The secretary of administration shall issue a request for proposals from qualified vendors for term life insurance under this section and is hereby authorized to enter into contracts for such term life insurance pursuant to competitive bids. Contracts entered into for such insurance shall not be subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4101, and amendments thereto.

(d) There is hereby created in the state treasury the closure term life insurance fund which shall be administered by the secretary of administration. All expenditures of moneys credited to the closure term life insurance fund shall be for the provision of term life insurance under this section in accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the secretary of administration or the secretary's designee.

History: L. 1996, ch. 255, § 4; L. 2000, ch. 152, § 32; May 25.



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