Session of 1998
SENATE BILL No. 578
By Committee on Judiciary
AN ACT concerning venue; relating to hearings
and trials; accessible
10 courtrooms; amending
K.S.A. 60-612 and repealing the existing
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the
State of Kansas:
14 Section 1. K.S.A.
60-612 is hereby amended to read as follows: 60-
15 612. (a) Without changing venue, a
judge may conduct any hearing or
16 nonjury trial in any county agreed upon by
all parties who are not in
18 (b) If the county
where an action was filed does not have a courtroom
19 which conforms to the americans with
disabilities act accessibility guide-
20 lines and the provisions of K.S.A.
58-1301 et seq. and amendments thereto,
21 and an affidavit is filed stating that
such failure to conform to the guide-
22 lines and K.S.A. 58-1301 et
seq. and amendments thereto would prohibit
23 the participation of a person material
to the proceeding, without changing
24 venue, the judge shall conduct any
hearing or trial in any county with an
25 accessible courtroom. If any person
desiring to attend the proceeding files
26 an affidavit stating such failure to
conform would limit or prohibit the
27 person's attendance, without changing
venue, the judge may conduct any
28 hearing or trial in any county with an
accessible courtroom. Notice of the
29 change of the location shall be given to
the parties at least 10 days prior
30 to the date of the first proceeding at
the alternate location.
31 Sec. 2. K.S.A.
60-612 is hereby repealed.
32 Sec. 3. This act
shall take effect and be in force from and after its
33 publication in the statute book.