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75-3707f.Surplus property programs; transfer of powers; duties of secretary of administration; rules and regulations; succession to property, property rights and records; no effect on pending suit, action or proceeding; fund balances, liability for accrued compensation or salaries transferred; conflicts resolved by governor. (a) The surplus property programs provided for in K.S.A. 27-311 et seq., and K.S.A. 75-6601 et seq., and amendments thereto, are hereby transferred from the department of corrections to the department of administration in accordance with this act. All of the powers, duties and functions of the secretary of corrections, the director of Kansas correctional industries and the surplus property officer that relate to these surplus property programs are hereby transferred to and imposed upon the secretary of administration.

(b) Whenever the secretary of corrections, the director of Kansas correctional industries or the surplus property officer, or words of like effect, are referred to or designated by a statute, contract or other document, and such reference is in regard to any of the powers, duties or functions transferred to the secretary of administration by this section, such reference or designation shall be deemed to apply to the secretary of administration. Whenever the department of corrections or words of like effect are referred to or designated by a statute, contract or other document, and such reference is in regard to any of the powers, duties or functions transferred to the department of administration by this section, such reference or designation shall be deemed to apply to the department of administration.

(c) All rules and regulations, orders and directives of the secretary of corrections, the director of Kansas correctional industries or the surplus property officer that relate to the functions transferred by this section and which are in effect on the effective date of this act shall continue to be effective and shall be deemed to be rules and regulations, orders and directives of the secretary of administration until revised, amended, revoked or nullified pursuant to law.

(d) The secretary of administration shall succeed to all property, property rights and records pertaining to the surplus property programs transferred by this act. Any conflict as to the proper disposition of property, personnel or records arising under this act shall be determined by the governor, whose decision shall be final.

(e) No suit, action or other proceeding, judicial or administrative, lawfully commenced, or which could have been commenced, by or against any state agency or program mentioned in this act, or by or against any officer of the state in such officer's official capacity or in relation to the discharge of such officer's official duties, shall abate by reason of the governmental reorganization effected under the provisions of this act. The court may allow any such suit, action or other proceeding to be maintained by or against the successor of any such state agency or any officer affected.

(f) On the effective date of this act, the balances of all funds or accounts thereof appropriated or reappropriated for the department of corrections that are attributable to the powers, duties and functions transferred by this act are hereby transferred within the state treasury to the department of administration and shall be used only for the purpose for which the appropriation was originally made.

(g) On the effective date of this act, liability for all accrued compensation or salaries of officers and employees who are transferred to the department of administration under this act shall be assumed and paid by the department of administration.

(h) When any conflict arises as to the disposition of any property, power, duty or function or the unexpended balance of any appropriation as a result of any abolition or transfer made by or under the authority of this act, such conflict shall be resolved by the governor, whose decision shall be final. No criminal action commenced or which could have been commenced by the state shall abate by the taking effect of this act.

(i) All officers and employees of the department of corrections or Kansas correctional industries within the department of corrections who, immediately prior to the effective date of this act, are engaged solely in the exercise and performance of the powers, duties and functions transferred by this act are hereby transferred to the department of administration. All classified employees so transferred shall retain their status as classified employees.

(j) Officers and employees of the department of corrections transferred by this act shall retain all retirement benefits and leave balances and rights that had accrued or vested prior to the date of transfer. The service of each such officer and employee so transferred shall be deemed to have been continuous. Any subsequent transfers, layoffs or abolition of classified service positions under the Kansas civil service act shall be made in accordance with the civil service laws and any rules and regulations adopted thereunder. Nothing in this act shall affect the classified status of any transferred person employed prior to the date of transfer by the department of corrections.

History: L. 2004, ch. 121, § 1; July 1.



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