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74-7303. Crime victims compensation board; appointment; terms; chairperson; compensation and expenses. (a) There is hereby established in the executive department under the jurisdiction of the attorney general a crime victims compensation board, consisting of three members appointed by the attorney general, subject to confirmation by the senate as provided in K.S.A. 75-4315b and amendments thereto. Except as provided by K.S.A. 46-2601, no person appointed to the board shall exercise any power, duty or function as a member of the board until confirmed by the senate. No more than two members of the board shall be from the same political party. At least one member of the board shall be a person regularly admitted to practice law in this state. Except as provided by subsection (b), each member of the board shall be appointed for a term of four years and until a successor is appointed and confirmed. Upon the expiration of any term of office of any member, the attorney general shall appoint a qualified successor. In case of a vacancy on the board prior to the expiration of a term, the attorney general shall appoint a successor of like qualifications to fill the unexpired term.

(b) The terms of members who are serving on the board on the effective date of this act shall expire on March 15, of the year in which such member's term would have expired under the provisions of this section prior to amendment by this act. Thereafter, members shall be appointed for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and confirmed.

(c) The attorney general shall designate a member of the board who is regularly admitted to practice law in this state to serve as chairperson at the pleasure of the attorney general. Members of the board shall receive compensation, subsistence allowances, mileage and expenses as provided by K.S.A. 75-3223 and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1978, ch. 130, § 3; L. 1982, ch. 347, § 47; L. 1989, ch. 239, § 11; L. 1995, ch. 241, § 15; July 1.


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