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75-36,102. Same; memorial to Kansas firefighters; duties of state fire marshal; duties of secretary of administration; Kansas firefighters memorial fund. (a) There shall be placed on state property within the state capitol plaza area a memorial to Kansas firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty in the service of the state. Such memorial shall be located at a site to be selected by the director. Such memorial shall be constructed in accordance with the design and architectural drawings approved by the director. The memorial shall be of such a design that the names of the firefighters to be honored, both past and future, may be inscribed thereon. The director shall cause annually the name or names of any firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty in the service of the state to be inscribed upon the memorial. The memorial for Kansas firefighters is subject to the provisions, procedures and approvals required under K.S.A. 75-36,102 through 75-36,106, and amendments thereto, except that such memorial for Kansas firefighters is hereby authorized by the legislature for purposes of subsection (b) of K.S.A. 75-36,106, and amendments thereto.

(b) It shall be the duty of the state fire marshal on or before the 15th day of March of each year to notify the secretary of administration of the name or names of any firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty during the preceding calendar year. The state fire marshal shall assemble the necessary information regarding any such firefighter and report the same to the director.

(c) The secretary of administration is hereby authorized to receive any grants, gifts, contributions or bequests made for the purpose of financing the construction of such memorial or for its upkeep and the addition of names thereto and to expend the same for the purpose for which received.

(d) There is hereby established in the state treasury the Kansas firefighters memorial fund. Expenditures from the fund may be made for the purposes of constructing, updating and repairing such memorial, for other purposes related to memorializing and honoring Kansas firefighters and for such purposes as may be specified with regard to any grant, gift, contribution or bequest. All such expenditures shall be authorized by the Kansas firefighters memorial advisory committee and made upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the secretary of administration or the secretary's designee.

(e) On or before the 10th of each month, the director of accounts and reports shall transfer from the state general fund to the Kansas firefighters memorial fund interest earnings based on:

(1) The average daily balance of moneys in the Kansas firefighters memorial fund for the preceding month; and

(2) the net earnings rate for the pooled money investment portfolio for the preceding month.

History: L. 2001, ch. 12, ยง 2; March 22.

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