(a) All bills and resolutions which shall have been finally passed or adopted by both houses of the legislature shall be enrolled by printing at the state printing plant on parchment paper, and such enrolled bills or resolutions shall be taken and held by the legislature and by each house thereof and by all courts to be the only proper enrolled bill or resolution. Papers other than bills or resolutions shall be enrolled only upon direction of the rules of the legislature or by direction of one or both houses thereof and reference in this act to “other papers” means such papers ordered to be enrolled. “Resolution” as used in this act means concurrent resolutions.
(b) Bills, resolutions or other papers of the legislature may be transmitted by the chief clerk of the house of representatives or the secretary of the senate to the revisor of statutes for preliminary engrossment, and upon completion of such preliminary engrossment, the same shall be returned to the officer who transmitted it to the revisor of statutes. Notwithstanding any preliminary engrossment of a bill, resolution or other paper the division of printing shall print succeeding versions of each bill or resolution in such form as is provided by K.S.A. 45-317 or in such form as is provided by concurrent resolution hereafter adopted. All bills, resolutions and other papers shall be transmitted to the revisor of statutes for final engrossment upon final passage or adoption by both houses of the legislature. The revisor of statutes shall upon completion of final engrossment of any bill, resolution or other paper return the same to the house of its origin.
(c) Upon receipt of each finally engrossed bill, resolution or other paper by the secretary of the senate or the chief clerk of the house, such officer shall cause the same to be inspected, checked and transmitted to the division of printing for printing of the enrolled version of such bill, resolution or other paper. Upon receipt by the division of printing of any finally engrossed bill, resolution or other paper, it shall be printed in the form of an enrolled bill as provided by this act, and the division of printing shall thereupon return the same to the chief clerk of the house in the case of bills, resolutions and other papers which originated in the house of representatives and to the secretary of the senate in the case of bills, resolutions and other papers which originated in the senate. Upon receipt of any printed enrolled bill, resolution or other paper from the division of printing, the secretary of the senate or the chief clerk of the house, as the case may be, shall cause the same to be proofread, and shall direct the division of printing to correct all errors. The division of printing shall provide individual copies of enrolled bills to the secretary of state, the attorney general, chief clerk of the house of representatives, secretary of the senate and the office of revisor of statutes in such quantities as are requested, subject to distribution as authorized by the legislative coordinating council.
(d) Enrolled bills, resolutions and other papers shall be printed in roman style type, except (1) material added to an existing section of the statutes shall be printed in italic style type, and (2) material deleted from an existing section of the statutes shall be printed in canceled type. Enrolled concurrent resolutions for propositions to amend the constitution of the state of Kansas shall be printed in roman style type. Enrolled resolutions of either house and concurrent resolutions may be printed on an embellished parchment with type and other appointments approved by the legislative coordinating council.
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