Session of 1999
HOUSE BILL No. 2188
By Committee on Taxation
9 AN ACT relating to property taxation; concerning the rate of the state-
10 wide school levy; amending K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 72-6431 and repealing
11 the existing section.
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14 Section 1. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 72-6431 is hereby amended to read as
15 follows: 72-6431. (a) The board of each district shall levy an ad valorem
16 tax upon the taxable tangible property of the district in the school years
17 specified in subsection (b) for the purpose of:
18 (1) Financing that portion of the district's general fund budget which
19 is not financed from any other source provided by law;
20 (2) paying a portion of the costs of operating and maintaining public
21 schools in partial fulfillment of the constitutional obligation of the legis-
22 lature to finance the educational interests of the state; and
23 (3) with respect to any redevelopment district established prior to
24 July 1, 1997, pursuant to K.S.A. 12-1771, and amendments thereto, pay-
25 ing a portion of the principal and interest on bonds issued by cities under
26 authority of K.S.A. 12-1774, and amendments thereto, for the financing
27 of redevelopment projects upon property located within the district.
28 (b) The tax required under subsection (a) shall be levied at a rate of
20 mills in the 1998-99 school year and 18.76 mills in the 1999-2000
30 school year of 17 mills in the 2000-2001 school year, not exceeding 12.84
31 mills in the 2001-2002 school year, not exceeding 10.12 mills in the 2002-
32 2003 school year and not exceeding 6.1 mills in the 2003-2004 school year
33 and all such years thereafter.
34 (c) The proceeds from the tax levied by a district under authority of
35 this section, except the proceeds of such tax levied for the purpose of
36 paying a portion of the principal and interest on bonds issued by cities
37 under authority of K.S.A. 12-1774, and amendments thereto, for the fi-
38 nancing of redevelopment projects upon property located within the dis-
39 trict, shall be deposited in the general fund of the district.
40 (d) On June 1 of each year, the amount, if any, by which a district's
41 local effort exceeds the amount of the district's state financial aid, as
42 determined by the state board, shall be remitted to the state treasurer.
43 Upon receipt of any such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the
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1 same in the state treasury to the credit of the state school district finance
3 (e) No district shall proceed under K.S.A. 79-1964, 79-1964a or 79-
4 1964b, and amendments to such sections.
5 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 72-6431 is hereby repealed.
6 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
7 publication in the statute book.