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74-50,183. Athletic commission, established; members, qualifications; terms; compensation. (a) There is hereby established within and as part of the department of commerce an athletic commission of the state of Kansas composed of five members appointed by the governor. Members of the commission shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. The members first appointed to the commission shall be appointed within 60 days after the effective date of this act. Of the members first appointed to the commission: One member shall be appointed to serve for one year, one member shall be appointed to serve for two years, two members shall be appointed to serve for three years and one member shall be appointed to serve for four years. Thereafter, members shall be appointed for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the commission, the governor shall appoint a successor for the remainder of the unexpired term.

(b) Of the members appointed to the commission: One member shall be a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery and who practices in the field of sports injuries; one member shall be an athletic director at a postsecondary educational institution; and one member shall be a chiropractor.

(c) The commission annually shall organize by electing one of its members as chairperson and one as vice-chairperson. Meetings of the commission shall be held upon call of the chairperson, or at the request of a majority of the commission.

(d) Members of the commission attending a meeting of the commission, or a subcommittee meeting authorized by such commission, shall be paid amounts provided in subsection (e) of K.S.A. 75-3223, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2004, ch. 88, ยง 3; July 1.

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