Session of 1999
By Representative Haley

  9             AN  ACT concerning the Kansas turnpike authority; relating to tolls;
10             amending K.S.A. 68-2004 and repealing the existing section.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13             Section  1. K.S.A. 68-2004 is hereby amended to read as follows: 68-
14       2004. (a) The authority is hereby authorized and empowered to:
15             (1) Adopt bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of
16       its business;
17             (2) adopt an official seal and alter the same at pleasure;
18             (3) maintain an office at such place or places within the state as it
19       may designate;
20             (4) sue and be sued in its own name, and plead and be impleaded;
21             (5) determine the location, subject to the approval of the secretary of
22       transportation, of each turnpike project financed under the provisions of
23       this act, determine its design and the materials of construction, and con-
24       struct, maintain, repair and operate the same;
25             (6) issue turnpike revenue bonds of the authority for any of its cor-
26       porate purposes, payable solely from the tolls and revenues pledged for
27       their payment, and to refund its bonds, all as provided in this act;
28             (7) fix and revise from time to time and charge and collect tolls for
29       transit over each turnpike project constructed by it;
30             (8) adopt rules and regulations for the use of any such turnpike pro-
31       ject, and adopt rules and regulations for traffic control on such project;
32             (9) acquire, hold and dispose of real and personal property in the
33       exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties under this act;
34             (10) designate the locations, and establish, limit and control such
35       points of ingress to and egress from each turnpike project as may be
36       necessary or desirable in the judgment of the authority to insure the
37       proper operation and maintenance of such project, and to prohibit en-
38       trance to such project from any point or points not so designated;
39             (11) make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or
40       incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its powers
41       under this act;
42             (12) employ consulting engineers, attorneys, accountants, construc-
43       tion and financial experts, superintendents, managers, and such other

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  1       employees and agents as may be necessary in its judgment, and to fix their
  2       compensation;
  3             (13) receive and accept from any federal agency grants for or in aid
  4       of the construction of any turnpike project, and to receive and accept aid
  5       or contributions from any source of either money, property, labor or other
  6       things of value, to be held, used and applied only for the purposes for
  7       which such grants and contributions may be made; and
  8             (14) do all acts and things necessary or convenient to carry out the
  9       powers expressly granted in this act.
10             (b) In addition to the tolls charged and collected under paragraph (7)
11       of subsection (a), the authority is hereby authorized to develop and im-
12       plement a system of tolls based on the average speed driven by a person
13       using the turnpike project.
14             (b) (c) Violation of any of the rules and regulations adopted under
15       this section shall be unlawful and subject to the penalties contained in
16       K.S.A. 8-2116, and amendments thereto. 
17       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 68-2004 is hereby repealed.
18        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
19       publication in the statute book.