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Abstracters Board of Examiners

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-3901

Governor Appoints:              3

Number of Members:            3

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       N/A

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                        Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Abstracters’ Board of Examiners licenses abstracters to protect the public in land transactions.  Individuals who are appointed, shall currently be and for five years prior to appointment, be actively engaged in the business of making abstracts to real-estate titles in the state of Kansas in the county of which they are a resident.  According to K.S.A. 74-3901 the board shall at all times consist of one member who is a resident of a county having a population of less than 9,000 persons; one member who is a resident of a county having a population of more than 9,000 persons and not more than 17,000 persons, and one member who is a resident of a county having a population of more than 17,000 persons.

Accountancy, State Board of

Statute:                                   K.S.A.1-201

Governor Appoints:             7

Number of Members:            7

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Minimum of 7 times a year

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 1-203 & K.S.A. 3223

SSI Required:                        Yes

Senate Confirmed:               No

The public’s need for accounting services of a high quality gave rise to the designation “Certified Public Accountant (CPA)” as a means of identifying those accountants who have met certain minimum state qualifications in higher education, ability, and public accounting experience. The Kansas Board of Accountancy is a regulatory body authorized to carry out the laws and administrative regulations governing CPAs.

The Kansas State Board of Accountancy is a disciplinary board.   Membership on the board includes 5 licensed CPA’s who are in active practice and 2 public members.

Adult Home Care Administrators, Board of

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 65-3506

Governor Appoints:              7

Number of Members:           7

Length of Term:                    Two years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

Establish and uphold regulations for licensing adult care administrators, including complaints against administrators.  No more than three members of the board may be licensed administrators.

 

Advisory Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 75-5643

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:            5

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:        Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No 

The mission of the Advisory Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs is to consult with and advise the Secretary of Health and Environment on matters relating to children with special health care needs.

Advisory Committee on Trauma

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 75-5664

Governor Appoints:              18

Number of Members:            24

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:        Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223(e)

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Advisory Committee on Trauma (ACT) is advisory to the Secretary of Health and Environment on the development and implementations of a statewide trauma system.  Members should have expertise in trauma care and represent both rural and urban interests.  The ACT is composed of 24 members representing physicians, the hospital association, the nurses’ association, EMS, and legislators. This committee shall expire on July 1, 2021, unless the legislature reviews and reenacts it prior to July 1, 2021

Advisory Council on Aging

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 75-5911

Governor Appoints:              11

Number of Members:            15

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       2 – 4 Times Per Year

Pay/Compensation:              N/A

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Advisory Council on Aging analyzes the budget and provides feedback for improvement.  Eleven members are appointed by the Governor and the President of the Senate, Minority leader of the Senate, Speaker of the House, and the Minority Leader of the House shall each appoint one member.  The Governor selects the chair.  According to statute, at least ½ of the members shall be 60 years of age or older.

African-American Affairs Commission, Kansas

Statute:                                     K.S.A. 74-9902

Governor Appoints:               3

Number of Members:           7

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223(e)

SSI Required:                         Yes     

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Kansas African-American Affairs Commission members devise strategies to address the public policy concerns of the African American community through its partnerships with the state agencies, corporations and foundations. The Commission will serve as a conduit for programs, grants, research, and policy advice for state and local organizations in addressing concerns that are unique to the African American Community in the state of Kansas.  Each Congressional District must be represented.  No more than four members shall be members from the same political party.

Agriculture, State Board of

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-562

Governor Appoints:              9

Number of Members:           9

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Once a Year

Pay/Compensation:              No

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:                No

The State Board of Agriculture serves in an advisory capacity to the Governor and the Secretary of Agriculture to review and make recommendations on department legislative initiatives and proposed rules and regulations.  According to statute, one member shall be appointed from each congressional district with the remaining members appointed at large; however, no two members shall reside in the same county at the time of their appointment.  At no time shall more than five members of the board be members of the same political party.  No officer or employee of the Kansas Department of Agriculture shall be a member of the State Board of Agriculture.

Agricultural Remediation Board, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 2-3709                                   

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:            7

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:        Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Board administers the Kansas Agricultural Remediation Fund and the remediation reimbursement program.  Not more than three voting members shall be of the same political party.

Animal Health Board, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-4001

Governor Appoints:              9

Number of Members:            9

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:        Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Kansas Animal Health Board acts as an advisory board to the Livestock Commission.  The Board is composed of nine members representing major species or phases of the livestock industry. Membership is a mix of representatives of veterinarians, auction markets, swine industry, dairy cattle industry, beef cattle industry, and licensed dog or cat breeders.

Athletic Commission

Statute:                                  K.S.A. 74-50, 183                                  

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:            5

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223(e)

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Athletic Commission supervises all regulated sports and professional wrestling performances held in the state.  The Commission is composed of five members representing physicians who are licensed to practice medicine and surgery and who practices in the field of sports injuries, chiropractors, athletic director at a post-secondary educational institution, and members of the general public.

Athletic Trainers Council

Statute:                                      K.S.A. 65-6912

Governor Appoints:               3

Number of Members:           5

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Athletic Trainers Council licenses and monitors athletic trainers in the State of Kansas.  Membership is composed of athletic trainers and two members appointed by the Board of Healing Arts.

Autism, Commission on

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 75-138

Governor Appoints:              Not more than 15

Number of Members:            Not more than 15

Length of Term:                     Pleasure of the Governor (POG)

Frequency of Meetings:       1 – 4 Times Per Year

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223(e)

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Governor’s Commission on Autism advises and makes recommendations to the Office of the Governor in regard to matters related to autism, families with an autistic child, and service providers.  Governor selects chair and vice-chair.

 

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Banking Board, State

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-3004

Governor Appoints:              9

Number of Members:             9

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Monthly (conference call); quarterly (in person)

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                Yes

The mission of the Kansas Banking Board is to prudently, equitably, ethically, and efficiently administer all of its statutorily delegated powers and duties so as to promote competitiveness, financial stability, safe and sound banking practices, protection of Kansas consumers, and public confidence in the state-chartered banking industry.  According to K.S.A. 74-3004, six members of the board shall be bankers with not less than five years’ experience in a state bank in this state and three shall represent public interest.  No more than five members of the board shall be from the same political party.  No person shall serve more than two terms.

Barbering, Kansas Board of

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-1805a

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:           5

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

Eliminate all acts performed by the barbers that may cause harm or injury to the public; to insure that only qualified, well-trained barbers and barber instructors are licensed; to insure that all shops and salons are properly operating with barber shop licenses; and to provide information to  the barbers concerning all technical, medical, and scientific data that may enhance the protection of the public.

Behavioral Health Services Planning Council

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 39-1605

Governor Appoints:              25

Number of Members:           35

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Every Two Months

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223(e)

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council advises the Governor on adult, adolescent, and children services issues.

Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-7501

Governor Appoints:               12

Number of Members:            12

Length of Term:                      Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:        Bi-monthly

Pay/Compensation:                K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                  No

The mission is to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare from unlawful or unprofessional practitioners who fall under the jurisdiction of the board.  To this end, the agency has defined the statutory credentialing qualifications by establishing, through rules and regulations, minimal educational and experiential requirements that applicants seeking credentialing in each of the regulated groups must satisfy before the board grants the applicable credential.  Also to this end, the board has defined statutorily prohibited conduct through rules and regulations and has defined those acts which constitute unprofessional or incompetent practice. The mission is to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare from unlawful or unprofessional practitioners who fall under the board’s jurisdiction.  To this end, the agency has defined the statutory credentialing qualifications by establishing, through rules and regulations, minimal educational and experiential requirements that applicants seeking credentialing in each of the regulated groups must satisfy before the board grants the applicable credential.  Also to this end, the board has defined statutorily prohibited conduct through rules and regulations and has defined those acts which constitute unprofessional or incompetent practice.  Two consecutive term limit.

Big Blue River Interstate Compact

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 82a-529

Governor Appoints:              1

Number of Members:            5

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Generally once a year, in May

Pay/Compensation:              Travel expenses

SSI Required:                        No

Senate Confirmed:                No

Negotiate and regulate the usage of the Big Blue River Water.

Blind and Visually Impaired, Kansas Advisory Committee for the

Statute:                                   E.O. 10-02

Governor Appoints:              Minimum of 14

Number of Members:            Minimum of 14

Length of Term:                    Pleasure of the Governor

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly on the call of the chair

Pay/Compensation:              No

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                 No
The Committee will provide advice and counsel to the Secretary of DCF on issues that improve opportunities for employment and independent living of Kansans who are blind or visually impaired. The Committee will serve as an advisory body for DCF and, as such, will advise the Secretary and the staff of DCF in matters affecting policies, programs, priorities and a long-term, strategic direction for the state’s services to Kansans who are blind or visually impaired.

 

Building Advisory Commission, State

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 75-3780

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:            7

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:        Monthly

Pay/Compensation:                K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The State Building Advisory Commission evaluates and selects a short list of firms to be interviewed by user agencies for Capitol improvement projects.  They collect and maintain current data on construction costs.  The Commission establishes criteria and procedures to evaluate the qualification and performances of contractors providing architectural, engineering, or construction services.  They develop and adopt standards for the inspection and acceptance of Capitol improvement projects.  Review state agencies yearly Capitol improvement project requests and file an advice report with the Director of Budget.  At no time shall more than three of the five members appointed by the Governor be members of the same political party at the time of appointment.

 

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Capitol Preservation Committee

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 75-2269

Governor Appoints:              3

Number of Members:           12

Length of Term:                     Two Years

Frequency of Meetings:       1-4 times per year

Pay/Compensation:                K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                  No

The Capitol Preservation Committee approves all proposals for renovation of all areas of the state capitol, the capitol’s visitor center, and the grounds surrounding the state capitol to ensure that the historical beauty of the areas are preserved.

Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 65-34a01

Governor Appoints:              2

Number of Members:            N/A

Length of Term:                    Pleasure of the Governor

Frequency of Meetings:        Once a Year

Pay/Compensation:                N/A

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                 No

A cooperative effort among member states to provide for and encourage the economic management of low-level radioactive waste by limiting the number of facilities needed and to encourage reduction of the generation of radioactive waste; and to distribute the costs, benefits, and obligations among the member states.

Children’s Cabinet, Kansas               

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 38-1901

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:           15

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:        Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The mission is to assist the governor in developing and implementing a coordinated, comprehensive service delivery system to serve the children and families of Kansas; Identify barriers to service and gaps in service due to strict definitions of boundaries between departments and agencies; facilitate interagency and interdepartmental cooperation toward the common goal of serving children and families; investigate and identify methodologies for the combining of funds across departmental lines; encourage and facilitate joint planning and coordination between the public and private sectors to better serve the needs of children.

Citizens Utility Ratepayers Board

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 66-1222                                    

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:           5

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Citizens Utility Ratepayers Board’s purpose is to provide efficient and effective legal and technical representation for residential and small commercial utility ratepayers and to ensure that utilities are allowed to charge only just and reasonable rates to Kansans.

Civil Service Board, State

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 75-2929a                                

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:           5

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Every 2 weeks – several days at a time

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                Yes

The State Civil Board hears appeals from classified state employees with permanent status under the Kansas civil service act as well as applicants for classified positions who are entitled by law and regulation to appeal to the Board. Nearly all appeals heard by the Board are from classified employees with permanent status who have been dismissed, demoted, or suspended.  Members may hold no other public office or public employment.  There must be one member from each congressional district and the remainder from the state at large.  No more than three members of the board shall be of the same political party.

Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-7801

Governor Appoints:              8-17

Number of Members:          16-25

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Monthly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The board solicits information and opinions from concerned agencies, groups and individuals on proposed policies and recommendations for the delivery of health, education, and social services for young children from birth through age five with or at risk for disabling conditions and for their families.

Corporation Commission, Kansas

Statute:                                  K.S.A. 74-601                                  

Governor Appoints:              3

Number of Members:           3

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Weekly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                Yes

The mission of the Kansas Corporation Commission is to protect the public interest through impartial and efficient resolution of all jurisdictional issues. The agency shall regulate rates, service, and safety of public utilities, common carriers, motor carriers, and regulate oil and gas production by protecting correlative rights and environmental resources.  No more than two members on the Commission shall belong to the same political party.

Cosmetology, State Board of

Statute:                                 K.S.A. 74-2701                                   

Governor Appoints:            8

Number of Members:          8

Length of Term:                   Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Six times per year

Pay/Compensation:              No

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:                No

This Kansas State Board of Cosmetology is charged with the regulation of the profession of cosmetology and its educational institutions.  The purpose of this regulation is to protect the health and safety of the general public as well as that of the licensees. This includes tanning and tattoo facilities.  No more than four members shall be of the same political party.

Creative Arts Industries Commission

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-5207

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:           11

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:                K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                  No

The purpose of the Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC) is to measure, promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive the Kansas economy, grow jobs and enhance the quality of life for all Kansans.

Credit Union Council, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 17-2232                              

Governor Appoints:              7

Number of Members:           7

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               No

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Kansas Credit Union’s purpose is to supervise and regulate credit unions.  No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms.  No more than four members shall be from the same political party.

 

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Kansas Commission for the

Statute:                                  K.S.A. 75-5392

Governor Appoints:             12

Number of Members:           17

Length of Term:                   Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              No

SSI Required:                        No

Senate Confirmed:               No

The mission of the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is to advocate for and facilitate equal access to quality, coordinated, and comprehensive services that enhance the quality of life for Kansans who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Dealer Review Board, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 8-2412                                     

Governor Appoints:              8

Number of Members:           8

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Kansas Dealer Review Board confers on matters related to regulations to improve dealer practices, makes suggestions and recommendations for changes in current law relating to vehicle sales, act as a resource for vehicle industry problems, and provide expertise to uncover operating problems created by current law, while balancing problems against the greater public interest.

Dental Board, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-1404                              

Governor Appoints:              9

Number of Members:            9

Length of Term:                    Four Years 

Frequency of Meetings:       Six Times a Year

Pay/Compensation:                K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The purpose of the Kansas Dental Board is to adopt rules, issue licenses, and conduct hearings to revoke or suspend licenses.  Members may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

Developmental Disabilities, Kansas Council on

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-5501                          

Governor Appoints:              Minimum of 18

Number of Members:            Minimum of 18

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:        Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Council on Developmental Disabilities is federally funded.  The mission is to advocate for systems change to increase productivity, independence, integration, and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in Kansas communities.

Development Finance Authority, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-8903

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:           5

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Monthly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                        Yes

Senate Confirmed:               Yes

The Kansas Development Finance Authority’s purpose is to promote economic development and the general welfare of the state of Kansas by improving the accessibility to long-term capital financing by state agencies, political subdivisions, public and private organizations, and businesses.  The authority structures financing for capital projects and programs through the issuance of taxable and tax-exempt bonds or other debt instruments.  The Authority also serves as a source of information on capital finance mechanism available to state and local governments, and to certain private enterprises.

Disability Concerns, Kansas Commission on

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-6702

Governor Appoints:             15

Number of Members:           30

Length of Term:                     Three years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223 (e)

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

KCDC is a catalyst for change in government for all people with disabilities. Of the members appointed by the governor, preference shall be shown for Kansans representing each of the following: Industry, Labor, Community-Based Independent Living Programs, Rehabilitation Programs, Education Programs, Disability or Rehabilitation Research Programs, and Private, Non-Profit Organizations serving Kansans with disabilities. At Least eight of the members appointed by the Governor shall be Kansans with disabilities.

Delta Dental Plan, Board of Directors of the

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 40-19a03

Governor Appoints:              2

Number of Members:          10

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               No

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The mission is to become Kansas’ first choice for dental benefit programs by delivering flexible and innovative plans that emphasize superior service, value, and cost management.  Delta will maintain a sound financial position while promoting growth and increasing market share.  The Governor has two public member appointments.

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Education Commission of the States

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 72-8262

Governor Appoints:              2

Number of Members:            6

Length of Term:                    POG

Frequency of Meetings:       As Needed

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The purpose of the Education Commission of the States is to collect, correlate, analyze, and interpret data and information concerning educational needs and resources in the state of Kansas.

Education Opportunity for Military Children, Interstate compact on

Statute:                                   N/A

Governor Appoints:              1

Number of Members:          N/A

Length of Term:                    Pleasure of the Governor

Frequency of Meetings:      N/A

Pay/Compensation:             N/A

SSI Required:                        No

Senate Confirmed:               No

This council was created to implement the compact created with the assistance of the DOD and the Council of State Governments to provide solutions to problems that encumber the educational experience for the children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents.

Emergency Planning and Response, Commission on

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 65-5721

Governor Appoints:              18

Number of Members:           27

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               KSA 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The CEPR oversees 105 Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) and supports communities, industries, and government agencies by facilitating a coordinated effort in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, as defined in the Kansas Emergency Management Act, K.S.A. Chapter 48, Article 9.

The Commission on Emergency Planning and Response’s purpose is to facilitate a coordinated effort to mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies and disasters in Kansas.

Emergency Medical Services Board

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 65-6102

Governor Appoints:              11

Number of Members:          15

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Six Times a Year

Pay/Compensation:             K.S.A. 75-3223   

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services exists, primarily, to ensure that quality out-of-hospital care is available throughout Kansas. This care is based on the optimal utilization of community resources that are consistent with the patient’s needs. The delivery of optimal care is supported through the adoption of standards; definition of scopes of practice; and provision of health, safety, and prevention education and information to the public, Emergency Medical Services services/agencies Emergency Medical Services providers/instructors, related health care professionals, and other public service and political entities.  They regulate, enforce, allocate, and make decisions, in compliance with the Emergency Medical Act, for all emergency medical services and providers.

Employment First Oversight Commission, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 44-1138

Governor Appoints:              3

Number of Members:           7

Length of Term:                     Three Years  

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               N/A

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Commission makes annual recommendations to the Governor, Legislature, and state agencies on strategies to increase the rate of competitive integrated employment for Kansans with disabilities.

Employment Security Board of Review

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 44-709   

Governor Appoints:              3

Number of Members:           3

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Twice a Month

Pay/Compensation:               $15,000 per year

SSI Required:                          Yes     

Senate Confirmed:                Yes

The Employment Security Board of Review accepts, and reviews appeals from referee’s decisions and to make decisions in a timely manner.

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Fair Board, Kansas State

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-520a

Governor Appoints:              10

Number of Members:           13

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Six Times per Year

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Kansas State Fair Board is to act as the showcase of Kansas agriculture, commerce and industry, to provide for education, entertainment and to present a comprehensive format that satisfies the needs and desires of people from all walks of Kansas life.  It is incumbent that the total fair effort emphasizes the importance of youth and the family, public and private entities, individuals and the entire population of the state.

Fire Service Training Commission

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 76-327a

Governor Appoints:              12

Number of Members:           12

Length of Term:                      4

Frequency of Meetings:        Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:                K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                           Yes

Senate Confirmed:                  No

Provide for a traveling instruction service to train firefighters in the jurisdictions of this state requesting such instruction.

Firefighters Memorial Advisory Committee, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 75-36,103

Governor Appoints:              7

Number of Members:           9

Length of Term:                     Pleasure of the Governor

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly or by conference call as necessary

Pay/Compensation:               No

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                 No

Advise on matters concerning the memorial to Kansas firefighters on the state capitol grounds and to make recommendations regarding appropriate activities memorializing or commemorating the services of firefighters in Kansas.

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Geographic Information Systems Policy Board

Statute:                                   E.O. 06-08

Governor Appoints:              16

Number of Members:           16

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Six Times a Year

Pay/Compensation:              No

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Kansas GIS Policy Board is responsible for the development of standards, strategies, and policies that emphasize cooperation and coordination among agencies, organizations, and government entities in order to maximize the cost effectiveness of GIS by creating public and private partnerships throughout Kansas.  The board, consisting of 23 members from state and local government agencies as well as public, private, and academic interests, provides review, coordination, and recommendations for GIS programs and investments.

Governmental Ethics Commission

Statute:                                  K.S.A. 25-4119a

Governor Appoints:              2

Number of Members:          10

Length of Term:                    Two Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Monthly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:               No

The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission is charged with administering, interpreting, and enforcing the Campaign Finance Act and laws relating to conflict of interests, financial disclosure, and the regulation of lobbying.  No member can have a history of holding a party office, elected official, Secretary, lobbyist, or vendor to the state.  There are 9 members with 2 being appointed by the Governor.  The Governor selects the chair of the commission.

Guardianship Program Board of Directors, Kansas

Statute:                                 K.S.A. 74-9604

Governor Appoints:            6

Number of Members:          7

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       2-3 Times per Year (some teleconference)

Pay/Compensation:              N/A

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Kansas Guardianship Program Board of Directors is a partnership involving the State of Kansas and its citizen volunteers to assist certain adults legally determined to be unable to manage for themselves.  The board consists of 7 members with the Governor appointing 6.  Members shall have knowledge and interest in issues relating to guardianship and conservatorship and the needs of adults adjudicated disabled.

 

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Healing Arts, State Board of

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 65-2812

Governor Appoints:              15

Number of Members:          15

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Six Times per Year

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:               No

The purpose of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts is the regulation of eleven healthcare professions and to ensure that these healthcare professionals meet and maintain certain qualifications in order to protect the public from incompetent practice, unprofessional conduct, and other proscribed behavior by individuals who have been credentialed to practice in Kansas.

Hearing Instruments, Kansas Board of Examiners in Fitting and Dispensing of

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-5802

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:           5

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Twice a Year

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Board of Examiners for Hearing Aids regulates the licensing of examiners and market of hearing aids. One member from a list of three nominated by the Kansas Hearing Aid Association and one member from a list of three nominated by the Kansas Speech Language and Hearing Association, both of which are licensed in the state as hearing instrument fitters and dispensers. One licensed hearing instrument fitter and dispenser who is not an audiologist. Two public members who are not currently engaged in the practice of fitting and dispensing hearing instruments. All members are appointed by the Governor for a term of three years.

Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-6502

Governor Appoints:              7

Number of Members:           7

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission (KHLAAC) coordinate, assist and cooperate with the efforts of State departments, agencies and public and private organizations to serve the needs of Hispanics especially in the areas of culture, education, employment, health, housing, welfare, and recreation.  Members may serve no more than two terms.  No more than four members shall be of the same political party.

Human Rights Commission

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 44-1003

Governor Appoints:              7

Number of Members:           7

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Monthly (3rd Friday)

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 Yes

The Kansas Human Rights Commission eliminates and prevents discrimination and assures equal opportunities in the state of Kansas in all employment relations, all places of public accommodations, and in housing.  No more than four members of the Commission shall be from the same political party.

Humanities Council, Kansas

Statute:                                    20 USC § 957

Governor Appoints:             4

Number of Members:            22

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Meets Three Times Per Year

Pay/Compensation:               Reimbursement for travel expenses to board meetings

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                 No

A private, non-profit cultural organization that promotes understanding of the history, traditions, and ideas that shape our lives and build community.

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Independent Living Council, Kansas Statewide

Statute:                                   29 USC 796d

Governor Appoints:              15

Number of Members:           17

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               No

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The vision of the State Plan for independent living in Kansas is an inclusive community which would enable Kansans to live in the environment of their choice.  Independent living demands consumer empowerment, control, equal access, and integration. The plan shall insure that there are civil rights in place for total integration.  The mission of the SILCK is to develop a State Plan through external input, which ensures independent living for Kansans; advocate for the accomplishment of the State Plan objectives; monitor, review, and evaluate the implementation of the plan; and be a statewide catalyst for independent living.

Indigents’ Defense Services, State Board of

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 22-4519

Governor Appoints:              9

Number of Members:           9

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               No      

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 Yes

KSA 22-4522  The statutory mission of the State Board of Indigents Defense Services is to provide, supervise and coordinate, in the most efficient and economical manner possible, the constitutionally and statutorily required counsel and related service for each indigent person accused of a felony and for such other indigent persons as prescribed by law.  No more than five members shall be from the same political party.  No member of the board shall serve more than two consecutive three-year terms.

Information Network of Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-9303

Governor Appoints:              7

Number of Members:          9

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Ten Times a Year

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Information Network of Kansas (INK) was created by an act of the Kansas State Legislature (K.S.A. 74-9302) in 1990 to provide Kansans equal electronic access to state, county, local and other public information. INK provides Kansans equal access to governmental data via the Internet. INK is a model for public/private cooperation. It is a government service administered for the good of the public, while benefiting from the entrepreneurial spirit and efficiencies found in private business. INK provides electronic access for members of the public to public information of agencies via gateway service.

Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, Kansas Council for

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 22-4111

Governor Appoints:              3

Number of Members:          12

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:        As needed; quarterly or twice a year

Pay/Compensation:               KSA 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

Oversee and administer the state’s participation in the Interstate Compact for Adult Offenders Supervision and develop policies concerning the operations and procedures of the compact within the state.  Enhance public safety by regulating interstate movement and providing effective tracking, supervision, and rehabilitation of criminal offenders.

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Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Kansas Advisory Group on

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 75-7007

Governor Appoints:              20-33

Number of Members:           20-33

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention was established by the Governor in accordance with K.S.A. 75-7007 and as directed by Section 223(a) (3) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), to determine, advocate for, and promote the best interests of juveniles in Kansas. Reflecting its purpose, the Kansas Advisory Group reviews juvenile justice policy, advises policymakers on issues affecting the juvenile justice system; and strives to keep Kansas in compliance with the federal JJDPA act.  At least 1/5 of the members must be under the age of 24 at the time of appointment.  At least 3 members shall have been or currently be under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system.

 

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Kansas-Colorado Arkansas River Compact Commission

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 82a-520

Governor Appoints:              3

Number of Members:          7

Length of Term:                    Not to exceed 4 years

Frequency of Meetings:      Generally once a year; Special meetings of the Compact Administration are held occasionally and normally average one or two per year.  Some of these are conference call meetings.

Pay/Compensation:              No

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:               No

The mission is to settle existing disputes and remove causes of future controversy between the states of Colorado and Kansas concerning the waters of the Arkansas river and their control, conservation and utilization for irrigation and other beneficial purposes; and equitably divide and apportion between the states of Colorado and Kansas the waters of the Arkansas river and thier utilization as well as the benefits arising from the construction, operation and maintenance by the US of John Martin Reservoir Project for water conservation purposes.

Kansas-Missouri Metropolitan Culture Commission

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 12-2536 Article V

Governor Appoints:              1

Number of Members:          10

Length of Term:                     Pleasure of the Governor

Frequency of Meetings:       Bi-monthly

Pay/Compensation:              None

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:                No

The states of Kansas and Missouri agree to faithful cooperation in the future planning and development of the metropolitan culture district holding in high trust for the benefit of its people and the nation.

Kansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 82a-528

Governor Appoints:              3

Number of Members:           7

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Generally once a year

Pay/Compensation:               No

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                 No

Facilitate cooperation of the appropriate state agencies in Kansas and Oklahoma in matters pertaining to the Arkansas River Basin and water law.

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Law Enforcement Memorial Advisory Committee

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 75-2251

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:          10

Length of Term:                     Pleasure of the Governor

Frequency of Meetings:       Twice a Year

Pay/Compensation:               No

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                 No

They advise the director of architectural services and the secretary of state historical society with regard to memorials to law enforcement officers on the State Capitol ground; make recommendation to the Governor and legislature regarding activities commemorating the services of Kansas Law Enforcement officers; may solicit grants, gifts, contributions and bequests for the memorial(s).

Library of Kansas Board, State

Statute:                                  K.S.A. 75-2546                     

Governor Appoints:             11

Number of Members:          14

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The State Library of Kansas board shall advocate for statewide library services and resources, advise and counsel the state librarian on policies and management, review/approve annual plans of regional systems of cooperating libraries, promote collaboration with the state Board of Regents to ensure the inclusion of libraries on the KAN-ED network, and recommend statewide priorities for interlibrary cooperation.

Lottery Commission, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-8709             

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:            5

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 Yes

They police the lottery in the state of Kansas. The commission shall consult with and advise the executive director relating to the operation of the state lottery, shall assist the director in the establishment of policies and shall review and approve the proposed annual budget for the Kansas lottery prepared by the executive director.  Not more than three of the five members shall be of the same political party.

 

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Midwestern Higher Education Commission

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-32,264                   

Governor Appoints:              1

Number of Members:           N/A

Length of Term:                   Pleasure of the Governor

Frequency of Meetings:       Twice a Year

Pay/Compensation:               No

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Midwestern Higher Education Commission’s purpose is to provide greater higher education opportunities and services in the Midwestern region, with the aim of furthering regional access to, research in and choice of higher education for the citizens residing in the several states which are parties to this compact.

Military Council, Governor’s

Statute:                                   E.O. 11-03

Governor Appoints:              Up to 30

Number of Members:           Up to 30

Length of Term:                    Pleasure of the Governor

Frequency of Meetings:       Upon Call of Chair

Pay/Compensation:               No

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:                No

Created by an executive order to address the issue of federal base relocation and to facilitate and work with the communities affected by the increase in the number of active duty armed service members and families based at Ft. Riley.

Mortuary Arts, State Board of

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-1701a              

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:             5

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The State Board of Mortuary Arts mission is to ensure that licensees perform their professional services in a manner providing maximum protection of the health, safety and welfare for the people of Kansas.  The governor appoints five members.  Three of the members shall hold an embalmer’s license and have a minimum of five consecutive years’ practice of embalming and shall be currently engaged in the practice of embalming and in care of and disposition of dead human bodies in Kansas.  Two members shall represent the general public.

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Naturopathic Advisory Council

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 65-7214

Governor Appoints:              1

Number of Members:            5

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       N/A

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223 (e)

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

Naturopathic medicine is defined to include such procedures as venipuncture, naturopathic acupuncture, and minor office procedures.  Naturopathic doctors may not perform surgery, practice obstetrics, administer ionizing radiation, or prescribe, dispense, or administer any controlled substances or any prescription-only drugs except those listed on the naturopathic formulary adopted by the Kansas board.  The council consists of five members, with the governor appointing a member of the general public, three naturopathic doctors appointed by the Board of Healing Arts, and the president or designee of the Board of Healing Arts.  Insofar as possible, persons appointed to the council shall be from different geographic areas.

Nursing, State Board of

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-1106

Governor Appoints:              11

Number of Members:           11                

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:        Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The board adopts rules and regulations to carry out the Act and creates standards for professional and practical nursing programs and mental health technician programs.  The board accredits schools and approves courses of study.  The Board examines, licenses, and renews the licenses of duly qualified applicants and conducts hearings upon charges for limitation, suspension, or revocation of a license or approval of professional and practical nursing and mental health technician programs.  Examinations for applicants for registration are given at least twice a year.

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Occupational Therapists Council

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 65-5404

Governor Appoints:              3

Number of Members:            5

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       As Needed

Pay/Compensation:              N/A

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:               No

The Occupational Therapist Council provides for and conducts all examinations, determines the applicants who successfully pass the exam, and duly register such applicants and adopt rules and regulations.  The Governor appoints three occupational therapists from different geographical areas and the Board of Healing Arts appoints a physician, along with the president or designee of the Board of Healing Arts serving on the council.

Optometry, Board of Examiners in

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-1501

Governor Appoints:              5        

Number of Members:            5                  

Length of Term:                     Three Years          

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

Four members are selected from a list of four or more names for each appointment, submitted by the Kansas Optometric Association, or its successor.  Those four appointees must have been engaged in the actual practice of optometry in the State of Kansas continuously for five years and is a resident thereof.  One member must be representative of the general public.  No member may be appointed for more than three successive three-year terms.

 

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Peace Officers Standards and Training, Commission on

Statute:                                     K.S.A. 74-5606

Governor Appoints:                10

Number of Members:             12

Length of Term:                       Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:         Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:                K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                           Yes

Senate Confirmed:                  No

The Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training may suspend, revoke, or deny the certification of a police or law enforcement officer who fails to meet the requirements of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act or has met such requirements by falsifying documents or failing to disclose information required for certification.  They provide accredited instruction, which is required for permanent appointment of full-time police and law officers.  The Governor appoints 10 out of 12 board members.  The Governor appoints 1 sheriff with a population less than 50,000, 1 sheriff with a population more than 50,000, 1 sheriff from a population with less than 10,000, 1 chief of police each from a city of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class, 1 training officer, 1 law enforcement officer, 1 county or district attorney, and 1 public member.

Pet Animal Advisory Board

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 47-1725

Governor Appoints:              10

Number of Members:           10

Length of Term:                     Three years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:                No

The purpose of the Pet Animal Advisory Board is to make recommendations on concerning the rules and regulations for the KS Pet Animal Act.  The Governor makes 10 appointments: 1 representative of an animal shelter or pound, 1 representative of a research facility, 1 animal breeder, 1 pet shop operator, 1 veterinarian, 1 animal distributor, 1 hobby breeder, 1 kennel operator, and 1 public member.

Pharmacy, Board of

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-1603

Governor Appoints:              7

Number of Members:           7

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Board of Pharmacy licenses and registers entities conducting business relating to the practice of pharmacy; they protect public health and welfare against unprofessional, improper, and unauthorized practice of pharmacy.  Board members have a limit of 2 terms.  The Governor appoints 7 with 6 of the appointees being licensed pharmacists with a minimum of 5 years of practice and 1 public member.

Physical Therapy Advisory Council

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 65-2904

Governor Appoints:              3

Number of Members:          5

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              N/A

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:               No

The Physical Therapy Advisory Council advises the State Board of Healing Arts on examination and registration of physical therapists.  The Governor appoints 3 licensed physical therapists who have at least 3 years’ experience.  Limit to 2 terms.

Physician Assistant Council

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 65-28a11

Governor Appoints:              3

Number of Members:           5

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Physician Assistant Council advises the State Board of Healing Arts regarding issues involving physicians’ assistants.  The Governor has 3 appointments.

Pooled Money Investment Board

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 75-4221a

Governor Appoints:              4

Number of Members:          5

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Monthly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:               Yes

The Pooled Money Investment Board provides investment policy for state idle funds.  They invest the money available from the State General Fund and the hundreds of other state funds deposited with the State Treasurer.  The Pooled Money Investment Board also provides investment management services for other state agencies with investment portfolios, such as the Kansas Department of Transportation and Health Care Stabilization funds.  The Governor appoints 4 people with at least 10 years of direct work experience in the areas of finance, accounting, or management of investments or shall have at least a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of direct work experience in the same areas.  No more than 3 members of the same political party.  Governor selects the chair.

Postsecondary Technical Education Authority

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-32,401

Governor Appoints:                3            

Number of Members:              12       

Length of Term:                      Pleasure of the Governor (POG)              

Frequency of Meetings:          Monthly (except July)

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3212

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                  No

Make recommendations to the Kansas Board of Regents concerning state-wide planning for postsecondary technical education as well as new and existing programs. Recommends for adoption by the state board of regents by the

 

Propane and Education Research Council, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 55-1803  

Governor Appoints:              9

Number of Members:          10

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              N/A

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Council shall develop programs and projects to enhance consumer and employee safety and training; provide research and development to improve existing propane technology; and to increase efficiency of propane use.  KanPerc is also charge with designing any other programs to educate the public about the safety and environmental aspects of propane.

Public Employees Relations Board

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 75-4323

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:           5

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:             K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                Yes

The Public Employee Relations Board establishes procedures for the prevention of improper public employer and employee organization practices.  The Governor appoints 1 representative of public employees, 1 representative of public employers, and 3 people from the public at large who shall hold no other public office or public employment.  Chair is selected by the board.

Public Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-4905

Governor Appoints:              4

Number of Members:          9

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Monthly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:               Yes

The Kansas Public Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees oversees the investments of the retirement system funds.

Public Finance Transparency Board

Statute:                                   KSA 74-72,124

Governor Appoints:                4      

Number of Members:              7      

Length of Term:                      Pleasure of the Governor (POG)                          

Pay/Compensation:               No

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                  No

 

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Racing and Gaming Commission, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-8803

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:          5

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Every 3 weeks

Pay/Compensation:             K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                        Yes

Senate Confirmed:               Yes

The Racing and Gaming Commission protects the integrity of the racing and gaming industry through enforcement of Kansas laws.  Members appointed to the board shall have been a resident of Kansas for a continuous period of not less than 5 years immediately preceding appointment and have no conviction of a felony at any time prior to appointment.  There shall be at least 1 representative from each Congressional District.

Radiologic Technology Council

Statute:                                    K.S.A. 65-7310

Governor Appoints:               3

Number of Members:           5

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Minimum Once a Year

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Radiologic Technology Council assists the State Board of Healing Arts in carrying out the provisions of the Radiologic Technologists Practice Act.  Members appointed by the Governor shall have at least 3 years radiologic technology experience and be actively engaged in KS in the practice or teaching of radiologic technology.

REACH Healthcare Foundation

Statute:                                   Case No. 03CV1125

Governor Appoints:              3

Number of Members:          13

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:             K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:               No

The REACH Healthcare Foundation is focused on increasing access to health care for vulnerable individuals.  The Foundation focuses its funding in three areas: safety-net health services, oral health, and mental health.

Real Estate Appraisal Board

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 58-4104

Governor Appoints:              7

Number of Members:           7

Length of Term:                     Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Monthly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Real Estate Appraisal Board regulates Real Estate Appraiser’s licenses, provides access to appraisers’ education resources, and informs appraisers of industry news.

Real Estate Commission

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-4201

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:           5

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Monthly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Commission licenses and regulates realtors.

Regents, Kansas Board of

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-3202aKan. Const., Art. 6, Sec. 3

Governor Appoints:              9

Number of Members:            9

Length of Term:                     4 Years

Frequency of Meetings:        Monthly, from September through June (3rd Thursday of the month)

Pay/Compensation:                K.S.A. 75-3212

SSI Required:                         Yes     

Senate Confirmed:                 Yes

The Kansas Board of Regents is a nine-member body, founded in 1925 and established in the Kansas Constitution, which governs the six state universities, and coordinates the state’s public higher education system (six state universities, one municipal university,19 community colleges, and six technical colleges).   In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, GED, career technical education programs, and the state university retirement plans.  The Board also approves private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions to operate in Kansas and administers the Kan-ed network, a statewide network that provides broadband Internet access and distance learning capabilities for schools, hospitals, and libraries.  Kansas Board of Regents members work on various councils and committees throughout the year. The work performed is primarily in the education field.  Results of these studies is then used to allocate funds, distribute support materials, and make administrative decisions. Statutorily, there must be a member from each Congressional District, no two members can reside in the same county at the time of appointment, and not more than five members may be member of the same political party.

Regulation of Oil and Gas Activities, Advisory Committee on

Statute:                                    K.S.A. 55-153

Governor Appoints:               1

Number of Members:            12

Length of Term:                      Pleasure of the Governor (POG)              

Frequency of Meetings:        Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:                No

SSI Required:                           No

Senate Confirmed:                 No

According to Statute, the Committee will review and make recommendations on oil and gas activities, including but not limited to current drilling methods, geologic formation standards, plugging techniques, casing and cementing standards and materials and all matters pertaining to the protection of waters of the state from pollution relating to oil and gas activities.

Rehabilitation Council, State

Statute:                                   PL 102-569

Governor Appoints:                Minimum of 15    

Number of Members:              27

Length of Term:                      Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:          Quarterly 

Pay/Compensation:               N/A    

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                  No

Respiratory Care Council

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 65-5504

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:          7

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:             K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                        Yes

Senate Confirmed:               No

The Respiratory Care Council conducts examinations and registrations of applicants in the field of respiratory therapy.  The Governor appoints 3 respiratory therapists and 2 public members.

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Sentencing Commission, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-9102

Governor Appoints:              6

Number of Members:          17

Length of Term:                    Two Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Monthly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Kansas Sentencing Commission develops post-implementation monitoring procedures and reporting methods to evaluate guideline sentences.  They advise and consult with Secretary of Corrections on various issues and consult and advise legislature as to implementation management, monitoring, maintenance and operations of the sentencing guidelines system. Coordinates Statistical Analysis Center Grants (SAC) in Kansas.  The Sentencing Commission also tracks and reports custodial deaths on national crime registries to agencies on state and national level.  No more than three members appointed by the Governor shall be of the same political party.  Members are eligible for reappointment.

Sports Hall of Fame Board of Trustees, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-2906a

Governor Appoints:              7

Number of Members:             7

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Meets Six Times Per Year

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223 (e)

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Board of Trustees selects Hall of Fame members each year.  The board is comprised of seven members selected by the governor.

Solid Waste Grants Advisory Committee

Statute:                                   K.S.A 65-3426

Governor Appoints:              7

Number of Members:            8

Length of Term:                    Two Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Annually

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

Review competitive grant applications and establish project priority lists for each fiscal year based upon the availability of funds.

State Employee Health Care Commission

Statute:                                   KSA 75-6502

Governor Appoints:                3      

Number of Members:              5

Length of Term:                      Pleasure of the Governor (POG)   

Frequency of Meetings:          Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               KSA 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes 

Senate Confirmed:                  No   

State Use Law Committee

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 75-3322(c)

Governor Appoints:              5

Number of Members:          9

Length of Term:                    Sunsets July 1, 2019

Frequency of Meetings:      N/A

Pay/Compensation:             No

SSI Required:                        No

Senate Confirmed:              No

The State Use Law Committee advises the director of purchases on issues surrounding the purchase of products and services provided by the blind or disabled persons.

Supreme Court Nominating Commission

Statute:                                  K.S.A. 20-124

Governor Appoints:             4

Number of Members:          9

Length of Term:                   Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Meets only when there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court or Kansas Court of Appeals.

Pay/Compensation:              Expenses plus $15.00/day

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

Responsible for recommending qualified individuals for appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court and the Kansas Court of Appeals.  The Commission only meets when there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court or the Kansas Court of Appeals.  Members may not serve more than two terms.  Statutorily the board must have one non-lawyer from each Congressional District and public members may not hold any other public or political appointed position six months prior to appointment.  All appointments by the governor shall be without regard to the political affiliations of the appointees.

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Tax Appeals, State Board of

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-2433

Governor Appoints:              4

Number of Members:            4

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Meets Daily

Pay/Compensation:              Yes- same salary as district judge, set by the legislature

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                Yes

Ensures that all property in the state is assessed for tax purposes in an equal and uniform manner in accordance with the Kansas Constitution and state statutes. Impartially resolves disputes between taxpayers and taxing authorities. It also reviews tax exemption decisions made by local governments, grievances resulting from technical errors and corrects tax inequities.

Technical Professions, State Board of

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-7004

Governor Appoints:              13

Number of Members:            13

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Bi-Monthly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The State Board of Technical Professions registers and licenses engineers, architects, surveyors, and landscape architects.  The board is composed of four engineers, two land surveyors, three architects, one landscape architect, one geologist, and two public members appointed by the governor.  Engineers, land surveyors, and architects must have practiced for at least eight years.  Limit to three terms.

Travel and Tourism, Council on

Statute:                                    K.S.A. 32-1410

Governor Appoints:               11

Number of Members:             21

Length of Term:                      Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:        Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:                K.S.A. 75-3223 (c)

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                  No

The Council on Travel and Tourism advises on the development of new tourist attractions in Kansas and on the expansion of existing tourist attractions.  The council consists of seventeen members, with eleven appointed by the governor.  The governor accepts nominations from the travel industry association, restaurant and hospitality association, petroleum marketers and convenience store association, sport hunting association, and six shall be appointed to represent the general public.

Turnpike Authority, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 68-2003                                 

Governor Appoints:              2

Number of Members:            5

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Once a Year

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) oversees the development and maintenance of the Kansas Turnpike.  The KTA consists of five members, with the governor appointing two.  Governor’s appointees must be Kansas residents and owners of KTA revenue bonds.  The Secretary of Transportation, the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Transportation, and the Chairperson of the House Committee on Transportation also serve on the board.

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University of Kansas Hospital Authority

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 76-3304

Governor Appoints:             13

Number of Members:           19

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Six times per year

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 Yes

The University of Kansas Hospital Authority is the public oversight body that governs the operations of the hospital at the University of Kansas Medical Center

K.S.A. 76-3302:

. . . the needs of the citizens of the state of Kansas and of the university of Kansas medical center and its health sciences schools will be best served if the university of Kansas hospital is transferred to and operated by an independent public authority charged with the mission of operating a teaching hospital for the benefit of the university of Kansas medical center, providing high quality patient care and providing a site for medical and biomedical research.

The authority shall be governed by a nineteen-member board of directors.  Thirteen of the members shall be appointed by the governor.  Members appointed by the governor shall be representatives of the general public who are recognized for outstanding knowledge and leadership in the fields of finance, business, health-care management, health care providers, legal affairs, education, or government.  Of the thirteen members representing the general public, there shall be at least one member from each congressional district.  Six members shall be ex-officio voting members consisting of the chancellor of the University of Kansas, the executive vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Medical Center, the executive dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, the chief of staff of the University of Kansas Hospital medical staff, the president of the authority, and the dean of the University of Kansas School of Nursing.  The governor makes appointments based on a slate of candidates he receives from the authority.  Members appointed by the governor are not eligible to serve more than three consecutive terms.

 

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Veterans Claims Assistance Program Advisory Board

Statute:                                  K.S.A. 73-1235

Governor Appoints:              2

Number of Members:          7

Length of Term:                   Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:                No

The advisory board shall advise the director of the Kansas commission on veteran’s affairs office on all veteran’s services, including in the implementation and administration of the veterans claims assistance program. Governor’s Appointees shall be veterans and will be considered from a list of three nominations submitted to the Governor by any veteran’s service organization.

Veterinary Examiners, State Board of

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 47-818

Governor Appoints:              7

Number of Members:          7

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:               No

The Board of Veterinary Examiners promotes health, safety, and welfare by examining and licensing applicants for veterinary medicine.  They also inspect and register licensed veterinarians.  6 licensed veterinarians are appointed to the board that has at least 3 years’ experience.  There shall be a mix of veterinarians representing both the rural and urban population as well as veterinarians who work with big and small animals.  1 public member will be appointed who must be a resident of the state for five years or longer.  They also cannot have a spouse or family member who is a veterinarian and they must have no education veterinarian medicine.

Volunteer Commission, Kansas

Statute:                                   42 USC 12638

Governor Appoints:              21

Number of Members:          21

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               No

SSI Required:                          No

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Kansas Volunteer Commission prepares a national service plan for the state.  They ensure outreach to diverse community-based agencies.  The Commission administers certain grant programs.  Board members come from several different categories:  youth education, seniors, local government, labor, business, youth 18-25, and a national service program representative.  Board members are also to be diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, age, gender, etc.

 

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Washburn University Board of Regents

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-3201b

Governor Appoints:              3

Number of Members:          9

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Monthly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:               No

The Washburn University Board of Regents manages property, estate and funds given, transferred and pledged to the University.

Water Authority, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 74-2622                           

Governor Appoints:              10

Number of Members:           23

Length of Term:                     Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:       Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:               K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                          Yes

Senate Confirmed:                 No

The Kansas Water Authority is responsible for advising the Governor, the Legislature, and the Director of the Kansas Water Office on water policy issues and for approving the Kansas Water Plan and revisions thereto, federal contracts, administration regulations, and legislation proposed by the Kansas Water Office.

Wichita State University Board of Trustees

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 76-3a16

Governor Appoints:              9

Number of Members:          9

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              No

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:               No

The Wichita State University Board of Trustees manages property, estate and funds given, transferred and pledged to the University.

Wildlife and Parks Commission, Kansas

Statute:                                   K.S.A. 32-805

Governor Appoints:              7

Number of Members:          7

Length of Term:                    Four Years

Frequency of Meetings:      Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              K.S.A. 75-3223

SSI Required:                         Yes

Senate Confirmed:               No

The mission of the Wildlife and Parks Commission is to conserve and enhance Kansas wildlife and provide the public with opportunities for use and appreciation of Kansas’ natural resources.  The Governor selects the chair.

Works State Board, Kansas

Statute:                                   E.O. 01-06

Governor Appoints:              30

Number of Members:          30

Length of Term:                     Pleasure of the Governor

Frequency of Meetings:       Meets Quarterly

Pay/Compensation:              No

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:                No

To oversee and coordinate all employment and training programs and activities and to become a world-class workforce development/employment system.

 

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911 Coordinating Council

Statute:                                   SB 50

Governor Appoints:              22

Number of Members:          26

Length of Term:                    Three Years

Frequency of Meetings:      N/A

Pay/Compensation:              No

SSI Required:                         No

Senate Confirmed:               No