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72-6157. Emergency safety intervention task force; membership; organization; duties. (a) There is hereby established the emergency safety intervention task force. The task force shall consist of the 17 members appointed as follows:

(1) Two members shall be appointed by the state board of education, one of which shall be a member of the state board of education and one of which shall be an attorney for the department;

(2) two members shall be appointed by the disability rights center of Kansas;

(3) two members shall be appointed by families together inc., one of which shall be a parent of a child with a disability;

(4) two members shall be appointed by keys for networking, inc., one of which shall be a parent of a child with a disability;

(5) two members shall be appointed by the special education advisory council;

(6) two members shall be appointed by the Kansas association of special education administrators;

(7) two members shall be appointed by the executive director of the Kansas council on developmental disabilities, one of which shall be a parent of a child with a disability;

(8) two members shall be appointed by the Kansas association of school boards, one of which shall be an attorney for the association; and

(9) one member shall be appointed by the center for child health and development of the university of Kansas medical center, who shall be a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery in Kansas who is a practicing physician with experience treating and diagnosing individuals with disabilities, but who is not a staff member of the center for child health and development of the university of Kansas medical center.

(b) The emergency safety intervention task force shall study and review the use of emergency safety interventions and prepare a report on its findings and recommendations concerning the use of such interventions. The task force's report shall be submitted to the governor and the legislature on or before January 20, 2016.

(c) The member of the task force who is also a member of the state board of education shall call an organizational meeting of the task force on or before August 1, 2015. At such organizational meeting the members shall elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson from the membership of the task force. The task force also shall consider dates for future meetings, the agenda for such meetings and the need for electing a facilitator to assist in discussions among the members of the task force.

(d) The task force may meet at any time and at any place within the state on the call of the chairperson. A quorum of the task force shall be eight* members. All actions of the task force shall be by motion adopted by a majority of those members present when there is a quorum.

(e) If approved by the legislative coordinating council, members of the task force attending meetings authorized by the task force shall be paid amounts for expenses, mileage and subsistence as provided in K.S.A. 75-3223(e), and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2015, ch. 72, ยง 7; June 4.

* A quorum should be nine members.

Source or Prior Law:

72-89d07.


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