SB 366--
Session of 1997
By Committee on Federal and State Affairs

9 AN ACT concerning certain water districts; relating to the organization 10 and establishment thereof; amending K.S.A. 19-3502 and repealing the 11 existing section. 12 13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: 14 Section 1. K.S.A. 19-3502 is hereby amended to read as follows: 19- 15 3502. One or more water districts, for the purpose of this act, may be 16 organized, created and established in the manner hereinafter provided in 17 any territory located in Miami, Franklin, Johnson and Wyandotte coun- 18 ties. Such water district or districts shall be located in territory outside 19 the limits of any territory served by or included within the limits of any 20 previously organized municipally-owned and operated public water sup- 21 ply and distribution system. Such water district or districts shall be or- 22 ganized, created and established without regard to county, township or 23 city boundaries and no such counties, townships or cities in any territory 24 in which a duly organized water district is located shall have or exercise 25 any jurisdiction or control over the administration of such water district, 26 except as specifically provided herein. Nor shall any such No city, town- 27 ship, or county shall create, organize or establish any municipally-owned 28 and operated water supply and distribution system in any territory actually 29 served, supplied or serviced by within the boundaries of any water district 30 created under this act. No other water utility operating within or without 31 the state shall serve or supply water for use within the boundaries of any 32 water district created under this act without the approval of the governing 33 body of such water district. 34 Each of such water districts shall be quasi-municipal body corporate 35 with the power of eminent domain, which shall be exercised in the man- 36 ner provided in K.S.A. 26-501 to 26-517, inclusive;, and amendments 37 thereto. Such districts shall have power to enter into contracts; to sue and 38 be sued; to establish, construct, purchase, operate and maintain a water 39 supply and distribution system; to fix water rates; and to issue revenue 40 bonds in the manner hereinafter provided to pay for the establishment, 41 construction, purchase and operation of a water supply and distribution 42 system or systems. 43 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 19-3502 is hereby repealed. SB 366

 1    Sec. 3.  This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
 2  publication in the statute book.