As Amended by Senate Committee
Session of 1999
SENATE BILL No. 245
By Senators Clark, Becker, Bleeker, Gilstrap, Gooch, Harrington,
Hensley, Huelskamp, Jordan, Lee, Petty, Pugh and Steineger
11 AN ACT concerning certain municipalities; authorizing the calling of cer-
12 tain elections.
14 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
15 Section 1. (a) When used in this section:
16 (1) "Municipality" means any taxing district or political subdivision of
17 the state which is supported with tax funds.
18 (2) "Governing body" means the governing body of a municipality.
19 (3) "Proposition" means a proposition to levy, increase, extend, re-
20 duce or eliminate a tax.
21 (4) "Tax" means a property tax.
22 (b) Whenever the authority of a governing body of a municipality to
23 levy, increase, extend, reduce or eliminate a tax is subject to a petition
24 for referendum, the governing body of any municipality may submit the
25 proposition to the qualified electors of such municipality for approval at
26 an election thereon. If a proposition is submitted to the qualified electors
27 of a municipality, the results of such election shall be binding.
28 (c) Except as otherwise provided by law, if a majority of the qualified
29 electors voting at an election vote against the proposition, such proposi-
30 tion shall not be resubmitted until one year after the date of the election
31 on which such proposition was disapproved.
32 (d) Any election held pursuant to this section shall be called and held
33 in the manner provided by
the general bond law K.S.A. 10-101 et seq.
34 and amendments thereto.
35 Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
36 publication in the statute book.