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65-7012. Chemical control fund; revenues; expenditures. (a) There is established a fund in the treasury entitled the chemical control fund.

(b) Revenues from the following sources shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the fund: (1) Moneys received by the secretary in the form of grants, gifts, bequests, reimbursements, or appropriations from any source intended to be used for the purposes of the fund;

(2) interest attributable to the investment of moneys in the fund; and

(3) moneys collected under K.S.A. 65-7010 and 65-7011 and amendments thereto.

(c) Moneys in the chemical control fund can only be expended directly or through contracts for the costs of: (1) Administration and enforcement of the provisions of this act;

(2) contracting for services needed to supplement the department's staff in alleged illegal drug manufacturing site clean ups;

(3) consultation needed concerning alleged illegal drug manufacturing site clean ups;

(4) activities to address immediate or emergency threats to human health or the environment related to alleged illegal drug manufacturing sites; and

(5) development of educational materials and programs for informing the regulated community and the public about illegal drug manufacturing issues.

(d) On or before the 10th of each month following the month in which moneys are deposited into the chemical control fund, and thereafter on or before the 10th of each month, the director of accounts and reports shall transfer from the state general fund to the chemical control fund interest earnings based upon: (1) The average daily balance of moneys in the chemical control fund for the preceding month; and

(2) the net earnings rate of the pooled money investment portfolio for the preceding month.

(e) All expenditures from the fund shall be made in accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the secretary for the purposes set forth in this section.

(f) Moneys from the fund shall not supplant any other local, state or federal funds unless the secretary finds that it is in the best interests of the state to supplant such other funds and to make expenditures from the fund in a more timely manner to investigate or clean up chemicals, chemical-contaminated materials, soil or groundwater resulting from an alleged illegal drug manufacturing site or an arrest made pursuant to the Kansas chemical control act, to conduct any other clean up action necessary at an alleged illegal drug manufacturing site, or to abate any imminent and substantial danger to public health or safety or to the environment related to a release from an illegal drug manufacturing site.

History: L. 1999, ch. 170, § 18; L. 2001, ch. 156, § 1; July 1.

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