EXTENSION ADMINISTRATIVE HANDBOOK - USE OF EXTENSION FUNDS
Chapter 2 Section A5
Uniform Facsimile Signature of Public Officials Act
The State of Kansas laws authorizing Extension Councils and Districts, require the signature of the Board Chair, Secretary and Treasurer to issue warrant checks for the payment of authorized expenditures. Some local units have asked about the possibility of using facsimile signatures to expedite the payment of expenditures when all three board officers are not available, or when checks need to be issued between board meetings. It has been determined by our University General Counsel that local unit Extension Boards could rely on the Uniform Facsimile Signature of Public Officials Act (K.S.A. 75-4001, et seq.) for the purpose of satisfying the signature requirement. The treasurer's manual signature is still required, but by filing a notary public certified copy of the manual signature of the board chair and secretary with the Kansas Secretary of State, it is possible to use a facsimile signature of those two officers on the warrant checks.
Boards wanting to use facsimile signatures may obtain the form that needs to be filed from the Kansas Secretary of State's office. A separate form is necessary for each officer.
Completed forms can be mailed to:
Kansas Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594