[As Amended by House Committee of the Whole]

As Amended by House Commettee

          Session of 1998
By Committee on Environment
          12             AN ACT concerning the Kansas river; designating certain reaches to be
13             used for certain purposes; relating to prosecution for certain
14             crimes[; relating to certain improvements on the Kansas river].
16       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
17           Section 1. (a) As used in this section:
18           (1) ``Kansas river reach'' means all land owned by the state of Kansas
19       in the Kansas river channel up to the ordinary high water mark within
20       the designated reach. In cases where the state's ownership interest is
21       affected by avulsion, ownership will be determined pursuant to K.S.A.
22       82a-201 et seq. and amendments thereto.
23           (2) ``Multi-use reach'' means a reach of the Kansas river where any
24       use authorized or not prohibited by law is allowed.
25           (3) ``Recreational use reach'' means a reach of the Kansas river where
26       any use is allowed that is allowed in a multi-use reach except sand and
27       gravel dredging activities that require a permit pursuant to K.S.A. 82a-
28       301 et seq. and amendments thereto commercial and industrial activ-
29       ities that require a permit pursuant to K.S.A. 82a-301 et seq., and
30       amendments thereto are prohibited except for public water sup-
31       plies, wastewater and stormwater outfalls, electric utilities, flood
32       control and drainage works, bridges or buried transmission lines
33       and pipelines.
34           (4) ``River miles'' means river miles officially designated by the
35       United States army corps of engineers in the Emergency Flood Plan,
36       Kansas River, Mouth to Junction City, file number EM-1-420, March
37       1977, revised April, 1986.
38           (b) (1) The following are hereby designated as multi-use reaches on
39       the Kansas river: River mile 0 to river mile 51.8 and river mile 72 to river
40       mile 125.
41           (2) The following are hereby designated as recreational use reaches
42       on the Kansas river: River mile 51.8 to river mile 72 and river mile 125
43       to river mile 170 170.4.

HB 2925--Am. by HCW


  1        Sec. 2. Any person who commits any of the following along the
  2       Kansas river shall be subject to prosecution: Criminal trespass as
  3       defined by K.S.A. 21-3721 and amendments thereto; littering, as
  4       defined by K.S.A. 21-3722 and amendments thereto; injury to a
  5       domestic animal, as defined by K.S.A. 21-3727 and amendments
  6       thereto; criminal hunting, as defined by K.S.A. 21-3728 and
  7       amendments thereto; obstructing, injuring, damaging or destroy-
  8       ing property in violation of K.S.A. 24-636 and amendments
  9       thereto; or any other violation of law.
10           [Sec. 3. Before causing any public access, boating facilities,
11       ramps or docks to be built on the Kansas river within or adjacent
12       to any drainage district bounding the Kansas river, the secretary
13       of wildlife and parks shall obtain written approval of the proposed
14       project from such district or from the owner of the property af-
15       fected by the location of such public access, boating facilities,
16       ramps or docks.]
17           Sec. 2
18       its publication in the statute book.