Session of 1999


      An Act concerning the code of civil procedure for limited actions; relating to actions in
      forcible detainer of rental premises; amending K.S.A. 61-2305 and repealing the existing

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

      Section  1. K.S.A. 61-2305 is hereby amended to read as follows: 61-
2305. The summons shall not issue herein until the plaintiff shall have
filed his or her petition, which shall particularly describe the premises so
entered upon or detained, and shall set forth either an unlawful and forc-
ible entry and detention, or an unlawful and forcible detention after a
peaceable or lawful entry of the described premises. If an action is
brought for the purpose of recovering possession of said the premises
from a tenant for nonpayment of rent the petition shall allege this fact,
and the plaintiff in the action shall may set forth a statement of the
amount the plaintiff claims to be due from the defendant as rent of said
the premises, and the summons served upon the defendant in this action
shall state the amount for which judgment shall be taken against the said
defendant as in civil actions for the recovery of money. The amount
claimed for rent under this section must include all claims of the plaintiff
for or the plaintiff may bring a subsequent action for the amount plaintiff
claims to be due from the defendant as rent of such the premises, and.
The jurisdiction of the judge hearing such any action under this section
for recovery of rent shall not be limited by any maximum amount of
dollars involved in such action.

      Sec.  2. K.S.A. 61-2305 is hereby repealed.

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

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


Speaker of the House
Chief Clerk of the House

Passed the SENATE ______________________________

President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate

APPROVED ______________________________