Kansas Family Law Code Cleanup Signed/Enrolled

Governor Brownback signed  2012 SB304, the Family Code Cleanup, Case manager qualifications, and Batterer Intervention Certification Act into law on Friday, May 25, 2012. I’ve posted about this act before.

Most provisions in the bill are effective retroactively upon publication in the Kansas Register (to the date when the Kansas Family Law Code was “reorganized” into a single chapter of the Kansas statutes in 2011). The 2012 revisions are purely technical meant to assure that there were no substantive changes in the Kansas Family Law Code from its previous three chapters (Kansas Statutes Chapters 23, 38, and 60). The Case Manager Qualifications portion of the bill is effective July 1, 2012, but case managers must meet the new statutory qualifications on and after September 1, 2012. If a case manager does not meet the new case manager qualifications and continuing education requirements on September 1, 2012, that case manager cannot issue and case manager recommendations.

The final portion of the bill is a bill requested by the Kansas Attorney General’s office for Batterers Intervention Program certification authorization. These provisions are effective upon publication (which for this portion will be July 1, 2012).

The complete enrolled version of the Act is available here:

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Or at: http://t.co/6TbhKVh7