KACSO EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
May 19, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.
Junction City Court House
138 E. 8th St.
Junction City, KS 66441
CALL TO ORDER:
Chris Esquibel, 29th (Interim President), Tom Weishaar, 1st (Vice-President), Jennifer Fogg, 1st (Secretary), Spence Koehn, 4th (Parliamentarian), Mike Clark, 21st (Training), Kelsey Cox, 18th (Interim Public Relations); Kelly Johnson, 4th (Treasurer); and Stephanie Springer, 27th (Membership/Nominations)
Cody McArthur, 3rd (Legislative) attended by phone.
The Interim President, Chris Esquibel (29th), called the meeting to order.
Spence Koehn (4th) made a motion to approve the minutes for the April 12, 2016 board meeting, and Kelsey Cox (18th) second the motion; motion carried 8-0.
Fall 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Overland Park on October 19-21. Will look into the playing of Top Golf.
Spring 2017 at Prairie Band on April 19-21.
Fall 2017 at the Junction City Marriott on October 18-20.
Spring 2018 Drury Contract, but will look into the Holiday Inn site.
Accelerates by one year the effective date of a tax lid for cities and counties, originally approved in 2015 legislation.
Under the tax lid provisions, increases in property tax dollars levied beyond the rate of inflation generally require voter approval, except that certain types of property tax increases are exempt from the computation involved in determining whether mandatory elections are necessary.
The county budget could affect Court Services if it exceeds 5%.
Court Services might get an exemption if Court Services can prove that they provide public safety.
Amends criminal code provisions governing possession of marijuana, theft, and burglary.
Specifically, the bill amends penalties for possession of marijuana so that a first offense is a class B nonperson misdemeanor, a second offense is a class A nonperson misdemeanor, and a subsequent offense is a drug severity level 5 felony. Previously, a first offense was a class A nonperson misdemeanor and any subsequent offense was a drug severity level 5 felony.
The bill also amends the crime of theft to increase the floor for a severity level 9, nonperson felony theft of property or services from $1,000 to $1,500.
Further, the bill creates a special sentencing rule for burglary of a dwelling to make the sentence presumptive imprisonment if the offender has a criminal history score of C, D, or E.
The bill adjusts the penalty provisions for burglary of a dwelling with intent to commit the theft of a firearm to make it a person felony, rather than a nonperson felony.
Specifically, the bill amends statutes governing the determination of criminal history to add non-grid felonies, nondrug severity level 5 felonies, and any drug severity level 1 through 4 felonies committed by an adult to the list of juvenile adjudications that will decay if the current crime of conviction is committed after the offender reaches age 25.
Jeff Hokinson (10th) provided testimony on this bill, and a lot of his recommended changes were made.
The bill prohibits public employers from restricting or prohibiting through personnel policies any employee legally qualified to conceal carry from carrying a concealed handgun while engaged in employment duties outside the employer’s place of business, including while in a means of conveyance.
OJA stated that they would look into Court Service’s Policy. The board agreed to ask OJA once more regarding what the policy should be.
Creates and amends law related to the Kansas juvenile justice system.
An implementation team has been created by OJA.
Funds will soon be available for intake and item fees.
This bill is dead, but is projected to return next year.
A letter was constructed by all of the district chiefs and sent to OJA. With a push from the letter, OJA is now creating a committee to address consolidation.
Creates and amends law related to human trafficking, sexual exploitation of a child, children in need of care, and juvenile offenders.
The online LSIR will be out and running by July 1, 2016 to all districts.
A training for LSIR “trainers” will be held from June 22nd to June 24th. It will be 3 hours long, and the “trainers” will then go back and train the CSOs in their district.
The salary update should be ready by September 18, 2016 for when the budget will need to be submitted.
It was requested that OJA keep KACSO more up to date on what is going on and to have more communication.
Next meeting is on June 2, 2016.
A consolidation letter was sent to OJA by all the district chiefs. OJA responded, stating that they were going to create a consolidation committee.
Government Affairs Committee: Loyce Smith spoke with the board about creating a committee that would help to reach out to members regarding important issues. The members agreed to send their thoughts to Chris Esquibel (29th), who would make the decision if the board should move forward with the committee.
Legislative Update: is June 16, 2016. Can send CSOs to the 2nd part of the day.
Chris Esquibel (29th) will be sending out attendance thank you cards to OJA.
Retirement Cards: Stephanie Springer (27th) will get the gift card and card for Sue; Kelsey Cox (18th) will get the gift card and card for Doug; and Chris Esquibel (29th) will mail the gift card and card to Fred.