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74-72,124. Public finance transparency board; organization and duties. (a) There is hereby established the public finance transparency board for the purpose of advising and consulting with the secretary of administration on the content, format and reports to be produced on the website established in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 74-72,123, and amendments thereto.

(b) The board shall consist of members as follows:

(1) The secretary of administration or the secretary's designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the board;

(2) the director of accounts and reports or the director's designee;

(3) two members who are chief executive officers of agencies of the executive branch or such officer's designees, appointed by the governor, who shall serve at the pleasure of the governor;

(4) four members of the general public, two appointed by the governor, one appointed by the president of the senate and one appointed by the speaker of the house;

(5) four members of the legislature, one appointed by the president of the senate, one appointed by the minority leader of the senate, one appointed by the speaker of the house, and one appointed by the minority leader of the house, all of whom shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing official;

(6) the legislative post auditor or such auditor's designee;

(7) the state archivist or such archivist's designee; and

(8) the director of legislative research or such director's designee.

(c) The board shall annually elect one member from the board as vice-chairperson and another as secretary.

(d) Eight members of the board shall constitute a quorum and the affirmative vote of eight members shall be necessary for any action taken by the board. No vacancy in the membership of the board shall impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the board.

(e) General public members and legislative members of the board attending meetings of the board, or attending subcommittee meetings thereof authorized by the board, shall be paid compensation, subsistence allowances, mileage and other expenses as provided in K.S.A. 75-3223, and amendments thereto.

(f) In order to achieve its purpose as provided in this act, the board shall:

(1) Advise the secretary of administration, after implementation of the initial website, on incorporating additional information described by this act from any other source of information available to the secretary of administration including information submitted by state agencies pursuant to subsection (d) of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 74-72,123, and amendments thereto;

(2) serve in an advisory capacity to the secretary of administration, who shall from time to time consult with and seek the advice of the board on matters related to the further development of the website, expansion of the content of information for the website, and new reports to be generated on the website to assist the public in accessing public information;

(3) seek advice from the general public, professional associations, academic groups and institutions and individuals with knowledge of and interest in areas of public information access, gateway services, add-on services and electronic information; and

(4) meet at least twice during each fiscal year on the call of the secretary of administration who shall set the agenda for such meetings, which shall include a report on the progress in implementing and developing the website, proposed enhancements to the website in terms of content, format, policies and procedures and reports, and other matters as deemed appropriate by the secretary of administration.

(g) All state agencies shall cooperate with the board in providing such assistance as may be requested for the achievement of its purpose.

History: L. 2008, ch. 112, ยง 7; May 1.


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