Session of 1999

An  Act concerning the Kansas commission on veterans affairs; authorizing the
establishment of a state system of veterans cemeteries.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. (a) The Kansas commission of veterans affairs is hereby
authorized to establish and maintain a state system of veterans cemeteries.
For the purposes of such system, the commission may request, accept
and take title to any grants or bequests or other donations of moneys,
other personal property, real property or other assistance from any per-
son, firm, association or corporation or from any federal, state or local
governmental agency or other governmental entity. The commission may
lease, purchase or otherwise acquire title to real property for the state
system of veterans cemeteries. Subject to the provisions of subsection (b),
the commission may enter into contracts for the purpose of establishing
and maintaining the system of veterans cemeteries.

      (b) The commission shall not enter into any contracts pursuant to
subsection (a) after the effective date of this act for the purpose of estab-
lishing and maintaining the system of veterans cemeteries unless funds
in an amount equal to 100% of the costs of constructing the cemeteries
in such system is provided by the federal government.

      (c) No more than three applications shall be submitted to the vet-
erans administration for the state veterans cemetery program grant after
the effective date of this act. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed
as applying to grants submitted prior to the effective date of this act.

      Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the Kansas register.

I hereby certify that the above BILL originated in the
SENATE, and passed that body


SENATE concurred in
HOUSE amendments ______________________________

President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
Passed the HOUSE
     as amended ______________________________

Speaker of the House
Chief Clerk of the House
APPROVED ______________________________