SB 33--Am. by H
As Amended by House Committee
As Amended by Senate Committee
Session of 1997
SENATE BILL No. 33
By Committee on Elections and Local Government 1-15
AN ACT concerning municipalities; relating to the bonding of certain
officers; amending K.S.A. 19-4204 and 19-4206 and repealing the ex-
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 19-4204 is hereby amended to read as follows: 19-
4204. (a) All surety contracts purchased pursuant to
this act K.S.A. 19-
4201 et seq., and amendments thereto, shall be purchased by the county
commissioners in the manner they deem deemed necessary and proper
and the premiums therefor shall be paid from the county general fund.
(b) When requested by the governing body of a municipality located
within a county, all blanket surety contracts purchased pursuant to K.S.A.
19-4201 et seq., and amendments thereto, shall cover the treasurer of such
municipality. Such municipality shall reimburse the county for that por-
tion of the premium of the blanket bond, the cost of which is attributable
to the inclusion of the treasurer of such municipality under a blanket
bond, purchased by the county pursuant to K.S.A. 19-4201 et seq., and
amendments thereto. If a municipality is located in more than one county,
the governing body of such municipality shall make such request to the
board of county commissioners of the county in which the greater portion
of the municipality is located to cover the municipality's treasurer in the
county's blanket bond.
The board of county commissioners shall establish, by resolution, the
procedure by which municipalities may request coverage under a blanket
bond purchased by the county.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 19-4206 is hereby amended to read as follows: 19-
4206. (a) Whenever by any presently existing law of this state or by any
law hereafter enacted any county officer or employee is required to fur-
nish bond or surety as a prerequisite to employment, such requirement
as to terms, conditions, penalty, amount, quality or type of surety shall be
and are hereby deemed and defined to mean the furnishing of a bond or
surety contract in the manner and under the provisions and requirements
SB 33--Am. by H
this act K.S.A. 19-4201 et seq., and amendments thereto. Whenever
any officer, board, commission, committee, department, authority, or any
county agent or agency for whatever name called, shall be authorized by
any law of this state to purchase any official bond, surety bond, blanket
bond or surety contract upon any county officers or employees, such
authority is hereby transferred and conferred upon the county commis-
sioners of said the county by this act and such authority so transferred
and conferred shall be exercised by said the county commissioners in the
manner and under the provisions and requirements prescribed by this
act; K.S.A. 19-4201 et seq., and amendments thereto. The provisions of
this act shall not apply to the office of county treasurer. Surety bonds
shall be provided for county treasurers as is otherwise provided by law.
(b) Whenever the treasurer of any municipality, defined in section 3,
is required by law to purchase any official bond, surety bond or surety
contract, such requirement shall be deemed to mean fulfilled by the fur-
nishing of a bond or surety contract in the manner provided by K.S.A.
19-4201 et seq., and amendments thereto. The authority to purchase such
bond or surety contract is hereby transferred and conferred upon the
board of county commissioners of the county in which such municipality
is located. The authority transferred and conferred shall be exercised by
the board of county commissioners in the manner provided by K.S.A. 19-
4201 et seq., and amendments thereto.
New Sec. 3. When used in K.S.A. 19-4204 and 19-4206, and amend-
ments thereto, ``municipality'' means a cemetery district, drainage district
or township township, city, school district or other political or taxing
subdivision of the state, or any agency, authority, institution or
other instrumentality thereof.
Sec. 4. K.S.A. 19-4204 and 19-4206 are hereby repealed.
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.