2011 Kansas Code
Chapter 20. - COURTS
Article 26. - RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR JUSTICES AND JUDGES
20-261a Abolition of Kansas judges retirement board; transfer of powers, duties and functions to board of trustees of Kansas public employees retirement system; preservation of decisions, determinations and rules and regulations; adoption of new rules and regulations.

20-2601a.Abolition of Kansas judges retirement board; transfer of powers, duties and functions to board of trustees of Kansas public employees retirement system; preservation of decisions, determinations and rules and regulations; adoption of new rules and regulations. (a) On and after July 1, 1975, the Kansas judges retirement board established pursuant to K.S.A. 20-2604 and amendments thereto shall be and is hereby abolished, and on such date, except as otherwise provided in this act, all of the powers, duties and functions of said Kansas judges retirement board, whether in its capacity as that board pursuant to K.S.A. 20-2604 and amendments thereto or in its capacity as the Kansas official court reporters retirement board pursuant to K.S.A. 20-2704, shall be and are hereby transferred to and conferred and imposed upon the board of trustees of the Kansas public employees retirement system.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in this act, the board of trustees of the Kansas public employees retirement system shall be the successor in every way to the powers, duties and functions of the Kansas judges retirement board, whether in its capacity as that board pursuant to K.S.A. 20-2604 and amendments thereto or in its capacity as the Kansas official court reporters retirement board pursuant to K.S.A. 20-2704, in which the same were vested prior to July 1, 1975. Every act performed in the exercise of such powers, duties and functions by or under the authority of the board of trustees of the Kansas public employees retirement system shall be deemed to have the same force and effect as if performed by the Kansas judges retirement board in which such powers, duties and functions were vested prior to July 1, 1975.

(c) On and after July 1, 1975, whenever the Kansas judges retirement board, or words of like effect, is referred to or designated by a statute or contract or other document, such reference or designation shall be deemed to apply to the board of trustees of the Kansas public employees retirement system.

(d) On and after July 1, 1975, whenever the Kansas official court reporters retirement board, or words of like effect, is referred to or designated by a statute or contract or other document, such reference or designation shall be deemed to apply to the board of trustees of the Kansas public employees retirement system.

(e) The board of trustees of the Kansas public employees retirement system shall adopt rules and regulations necessary for the administration of the retirement system for judges and for the transaction of business consistent with law.  All rules or regulations of the Kansas judges retirement board in existence on July 1, 1975, whether adopted when acting as that board pursuant to K.S.A. 20-2604 and amendments thereto or when acting as the Kansas official court reporters retirement board pursuant to K.S.A. 20-2704, shall continue in force and effect and shall be deemed to be duly adopted rules or regulations of the board of trustees of the Kansas public employees retirement system, until revised, amended, revoked or nullified pursuant to law.

(f) All decisions and determinations of the Kansas judges retirement board in effect on July 1, 1975, whether made when acting as that board pursuant to K.S.A. 20-2604 and amendments thereto or when acting as the Kansas official court reporters retirement board pursuant to K.S.A. 20-2704, shall continue in force and effect and shall be deemed to be decisions and determinations of the board of trustees of the Kansas public employees retirement system, until revised, amended, revoked or nullified pursuant to law.

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