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22-4701. Definitions. As used in this act, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(a) "Central repository" means the criminal justice information system central repository created by this act and the juvenile offender information system created pursuant to K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 38-2326, and amendments thereto.

(b) "Criminal history record information" means all data initiated or collected by a criminal justice agency on a person pertaining to a reportable event, and any supporting documentation. Criminal history record information does not include:

(1) Data contained in intelligence or investigatory files or police work-product records used solely for police investigation purposes;

(2) wanted posters, police blotter entries, court records of public judicial proceedings or published court opinions;

(3) data pertaining to violations of the traffic laws of the state or any other traffic law or ordinance, other than vehicular homicide;

(4) presentence investigation and other reports prepared for use by a court in the exercise of criminal jurisdiction or by the governor in the exercise of the power of pardon, reprieve or commutation; or

(5) information regarding the release, assignment to work release, or any other change in custody status of a person confined by the department of corrections or a jail.

(c) "Criminal justice agency" means any government agency or subdivision of any such agency which is authorized by law to exercise the power of arrest, detention, prosecution, adjudication, correctional supervision, rehabilitation or release of persons suspected, charged or convicted of a crime and which allocates a substantial portion of its annual budget to any of these functions. The term includes, but is not limited to, the following agencies, when exercising jurisdiction over criminal matters or criminal history record information:

(1) State, county, municipal and railroad police departments, sheriffs' offices and countywide law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, jails and detention centers;

(2) the offices of the attorney general, county or district attorneys and any other office in which are located persons authorized by law to prosecute persons accused of criminal offenses;

(3) the district courts, the court of appeals, the supreme court, the municipal courts and the offices of the clerks of these courts;

(4) the Kansas sentencing commission; and

(5) the prisoner review board.

(d) "Criminal justice information system" means the equipment, including computer hardware and software, facilities, procedures, agreements and personnel used in the collection, processing, preservation and dissemination of criminal history record information and any electronically stored information from a state agency or municipality.

(e) "Electronically stored information" means any documents or writings, drawings, graphs, charts, photographs, sound recordings, images and other data or data compilations stored in any medium from which information can be obtained either directly or, if necessary, after translation from a state agency or municipality into a reasonably useable form.

(f) "Director" means the director of the Kansas bureau of investigation.

(g) "Disseminate" means to transmit criminal history record information in any oral or written form. The term does not include:

(1) The transmittal of such information within a criminal justice agency;

(2) the reporting of such information as required by this act; or

(3) the transmittal of such information between criminal justice agencies in order to permit the initiation of subsequent criminal justice proceedings against a person relating to the same offense.

(h) "Reportable event" means an event specified or provided for in K.S.A. 22-4705, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1978, ch. 118, § 1; L. 1982, ch. 182, § 125; L. 1983, ch. 140, § 5; L. 1990, ch. 115, § 2; L. 1996, ch. 229, § 27; L. 1997, ch. 156, § 39; L. 2006, ch. 169, § 101; L. 2011, ch. 100, § 11; L. 2012, ch. 16, § 24; L. 2013, ch. 10, § 2; L. 2015, ch. 3, § 1; L. 2016, ch. 31, § 1; July 1.

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