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75-52,160. Justice reinvestment working group; members; duties. (a) The secretary of corrections shall establish the justice reinvestment working group.

(b) The working group shall consist of the following members:

(1) One senator appointed by the president of the senate;

(2) one representative appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;

(3) one senator appointed by the minority leader of the senate;

(4) one representative appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;

(5) one member appointed by the governor;

(6) one member appointed by the attorney general;

(7) one member appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court;

(8) one member shall represent court services officers, appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court;

(9) the secretary of corrections;

(10) the director of victims services of the department of corrections;

(11) one member shall represent community corrections, appointed by the secretary of corrections;

(12) one member of the prisoner review board, appointed by the secretary of corrections;

(13) one member shall be a prosecuting attorney, appointed by the Kansas county and district attorneys association;

(14) one member shall represent public defenders, appointed by the executive director of the state board of indigents' defense services;

(15) one member shall represent mental health providers, appointed by the secretary for aging and disability services;

(16) one member shall be a sheriff, appointed by the Kansas sheriff's association; and

(17) one member shall be a law enforcement officer, appointed by the Kansas association of chiefs of police.

(c) The members appointed by the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives shall serve as co-chairs of the working group. The secretary of corrections shall serve as vice-chairperson. The working group shall meet on call of either co-chair or on the request of nine members of the working group. Nine members of the working group shall constitute a quorum. All actions of the working group shall be taken by a majority of all members of the working group.

(d) The working group shall undertake a study of the data-driven, fiscally responsible policies and practices that can increase public safety and reduce recidivism and spending on corrections in Kansas.

(e) On or before January 1, 2013, the working group shall submit a report of the working group's activities and recommendations regarding increased public safety and reducing recidivism and spending on corrections in Kansas to the secretary of the senate and the chief clerk of the house of representatives.

(f) The members of the working group attending meetings of such working group, or attending a subcommittee meeting thereof authorized by such working group, shall receive amounts provided for in subsection (e) of K.S.A. 75-3223, and amendments thereto, upon vouchers approved by the secretary of corrections or a person or persons designated by the secretary.

History: L. 2012, ch. 120, § 1; July 1.



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