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20-208. Exchanges, distribution and sale of Kansas reports; preservation of proofs, matrices, plates, computer tapes and impressions; use for computerized legal research. (a) When the reports of the decisions of the supreme court or court of appeals are delivered, the state law librarian shall use as many thereof as may be necessary to maintain reasonable and equitable exchanges of such reports for law books and other legal publications of the other states, territories, countries, societies and institutions, for use in the supreme court law library. As used herein, "Kansas reports" shall mean the reports of the decisions of the supreme court and court of appeals. The state law librarian shall distribute copies of the Kansas reports without charge, as follows:

(1) The supreme court, the court of appeals and the office of the attorney general shall receive the number of copies necessary to conduct the official business of such office, as certified to the state law librarian by the head or executive officer of the respective agencies;

(2) The office of each elected state official, other than those specifically provided for herein, shall receive one copy;

(3) The law library of the school of law of the university of Kansas shall receive 30 copies to maintain its sets of Kansas reports and for exchange purposes, and the law library of the school of law of Washburn university of Topeka shall receive 30 copies to maintain its sets of Kansas reports and for exchange purposes;

(4) The state library and the libraries of Emporia state university, Fort Hays state university, Pittsburg state university, Kansas state university, and Wichita state university shall receive two copies to maintain its set of Kansas reports;

(5) The United States district court for the district of Kansas shall receive six copies;

(6) The office of each judge of the district court shall each receive one copy;

(7) The Lansing correctional facility and the Hutchinson correctional facility shall each receive one copy for the use of inmates at such institutions and one copy for the use of the legal advisor at such institutions;

(8) The library of congress shall receive two copies in order to complete the copyright of said reports;

(9) One copy shall be deposited with the appropriate office of the United States post office in order to obtain a postal permit for mailing such reports;

(10) A personal copy of the reports shall be presented to each justice of the supreme court, each judge of the court of appeals, the clerk of the supreme court, the supreme court reporter, and the judicial administrator of the district courts. Also, a personal copy shall be sent to any retired supreme court justice, judge of the court of appeals, district judge or associate district judge, if such retired judge or justice files with the clerk of the supreme court annually a certificate stating that such judge or justice is not engaged in the active practice of law and is willing to accept judicial assignments; and

(11) The legislative coordinating council shall receive the number of copies necessary to conduct the official business of the legislative branch of government, as certified to the state law librarian by the legislative coordinating council.

(b) Except as otherwise specifically provided in paragraph (10) of subsection (a), all copies of the Kansas reports distributed pursuant to subsection (a) or purchased by any governmental agency or subdivision shall become the property of such office, agency or subdivision, which shall be accountable therefor, and the state law librarian shall not distribute any reports to any others or for any other purpose, but shall be responsible for the remaining volumes of said reports, which shall be sold at the per volume price fixed by the supreme court under this section for each current volume, plus the amount fixed by the supreme court under this section for the cost of postage and handling, and the per volume price fixed by the supreme court under this section for each noncurrent volume which has not been reprinted, plus the amount fixed by the supreme court under this section for the cost of postage and handling. The supreme court shall have authority to order printed such additional copies of the reports of the supreme court as in its judgment will be necessary to supply the demand upon the state law librarian for the same. The state law librarian shall sell any noncurrent volume which is reprinted at the per volume price fixed by the supreme court under this section, plus the amount fixed by the supreme court under this section for the cost of postage and handling. All purchases of reports shall be made by payment in advance. The supreme court shall fix the per volume price for copies of these Kansas reports sold under this section to recover the costs of printing and binding such volumes and shall fix the amount to be charged in connection with the sale of each of such volumes to cover the costs of postage and handling applicable thereto. The supreme court shall revise all such prices from time to time as necessary for the purposes of covering or recovering such costs.

(c) It shall be the duty of the director of printing, under the direction of the supreme court, to make and preserve for future use proofs, matrices, plates, computer tapes or impressions of all volumes of the reports of the supreme court and such other publications as the supreme court may designate. The director of printing shall not make or permit to be made any proofs, matrices, plates, computer tapes or impressions of any book published by the judicial branch of the state government except for the use of the state, as herein provided, and all proofs, matrices, plates, computer tapes or impressions so made for any book published by the judicial branch of the state government shall be the exclusive property of the state, except that the director of printing may grant a revocable license to any nonprofit corporation whereby such corporation may utilize the services of equipment and personnel under the supervision of the director of printing for the purpose of converting reports of the Kansas supreme court and the Kansas court of appeals to machine readable form for use by such corporation in providing computerized legal research services, subject to protection of the state's copyright as to any purpose unnecessary for such computerized legal research.

History: L. 1909, ch. 117, § 1; R.S. 1923, 20-208; L. 1941, ch. 206, § 1; L. 1947, ch. 221, § 1; L. 1960, ch. 46, § 1; L. 1965, ch. 213, § 1; L. 1969, ch. 164, § 1; L. 1970, ch. 118, § 1; L. 1974, ch. 135, § 6; L. 1975, ch. 181, § 1; L. 1976, ch. 147, § 4; L. 1976, ch. 151, § 4; L. 1977, ch. 106, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 109, § 1; L. 1980, ch. 95, § 1; L. 1990, ch. 309, § 10; May 24.


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