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75-3717. Budget estimates of state agencies; biennial basis for certain agencies. (a) As provided in this section, each state agency, not later than October 1 of each year, shall file with the division of the budget its budget estimates for the next fiscal year, and all amendments and revisions thereof, except that, in lieu of such annual filing, each agency listed in subsection (f), not later than October 1, 2000, and every two years thereafter, shall file budget estimates for the next fiscal year and for the ensuing fiscal year thereafter. Each agency listed in subsection (f) may file adjustments to such agency's budget that was approved by the legislature during a prior fiscal year. All such budget estimates shall be in the form provided by the director of the budget. Each agency's budget estimates shall include:

(1) A full explanation of the agency's request for any appropriations for the expansion of present services or the addition of new activities, including an estimate of the anticipated expenditures for the next fiscal year and for each of the three ensuing fiscal years which would be required to support each expansion of present services or addition of new services as requested by the state agency;

(2) a listing of all programs of the agency that provide services for children and their families and the following information regarding each such program: Of the amount of the agency's request for appropriations to fund the program, that amount which will be spent on services for children or families with children and the number of children or families with children who are served by the program; and

(3) a listing of the sources and amounts of all federal funds received or budgeted for by a state agency for the purpose of homeland security or for the purpose of sustaining, enhancing or improving the safety and security of the state, the amount of such funds budgeted for expenditure on administrative cost and the amount of such funds budgeted for expenditure on aid to each unit of local government.

(b) At the same time as each state agency submits to the division of the budget a copy of its budget estimate, and all amendments and revisions thereof, each such state agency shall submit a copy of such estimate, and all amendments and revisions thereof, directly to the legislative research department for legislative use.

(c) The director of the budget shall require the agencies to submit a sufficient number of copies of their budget estimates, and all amendments and revisions thereof, to the director's office to satisfy the requirements of such office and one additional copy for legislative use which shall be retained in the division of the budget until the budget of the governor is submitted to the legislature. On or before the day that such budget is submitted to the legislature such legislative use copy, posted to reflect the governor's budget recommendations, shall be submitted to the legislative research department for use by the ways and means committee of the senate and the committee on appropriations of the house of representatives. Following presentation of the governor's budget report to the legislature, the legislative research department may request and shall receive detailed information from the division of the budget on the governor's budget recommendations.

(d) The director of the budget may prepare budget estimates for any state agency failing to file a request.

(e) As used in this section, "services for children and their families" includes, but is not limited to, any of the following services, whether provided directly or made accessible through subsidies or other payments:

(1) Financial support for children and families with children or enforcement of the obligation to support a child or a family with one or more children;

(2) prenatal care, health care for children or immunizations for children;

(3) mental health or retardation services for children;

(4) nutrition for children or families with children or nutritional counseling or supplements for pregnant or nursing women;

(5) child care, early childhood education or parenting education;

(6) licensure or regulation of child care or early childhood education programs;

(7) treatment, counseling or other services to preserve families;

(8) care, treatment, placement or adoption of children without functioning families;

(9) services to prevent child abuse and to treat and protect child abuse victims;

(10) services for children who are pregnant, substance abusers or otherwise involved in high risk behavior;

(11) services related to court proceedings involving children; and

(12) youth employment services.

(f) On a biennial basis, the following state agencies shall file budget estimates under the provisions of subsection (a): Abstracters' board of examiners, behavioral sciences regulatory board, board of accountancy, board of examiners in optometry, board of nursing, consumer credit commissioner, Kansas board of barbering, Kansas board of examiners in fitting and dispensing of hearing aids, Kansas dental board, Kansas real estate commission, Kansas state board of cosmetology, office of the securities commissioner of Kansas, real estate appraisal board, state bank commissioner, state board of healing arts, state board of mortuary arts, state board of pharmacy, state board of technical professions, state board of veterinary examiners, governmental ethics commission, state department of credit unions, and Kansas home inspectors registration board.

History: L. 1953, ch. 375, § 17; L. 1971, ch. 184, § 24; L. 1975, ch. 277, § 2; L. 1976, ch. 146, § 47; L. 1978, ch. 355, § 1; L. 1985, ch. 282, § 1; L. 1987, ch. 196, § 17; L. 1990, ch. 316, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 294, § 9; L. 1994, ch. 208, § 1; L. 1994, ch. 274, § 17; L. 2000, ch. 168, § 4; L. 2004, ch. 148, § 2; L. 2010, ch. 137, § 1; July 1.

Source or prior law:

75-3005 through 75-3008.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Review of data processing budget requests, see 75-4705.

Financing energy conservation improvements for state agencies, see 75-37,111 et seq.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Inclusion of state agencies' budget requests in governor's budget report. 82-20.

Grain commodity commissions; collection and disposition of assessments; authorized expenditures. 86-68.

Custody and care of certain state-owned buildings and grounds; fountain of justice. 86-165.

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