Session of 2000
By Committee on Local Government

11             AN  ACT concerning certain cities; relating to the change in classification
12             thereof; amending K.S.A. 14-101 and repealing the existing section.
14       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
15             Section  1. K.S.A. 14-101 is hereby amended to read as follows: 14-
16       101. (a) All cities now organized and acting as cities of the second class,
17       by virtue of the authority of former acts, and all cities hereafter attaining
18       a population of more than two thousand (2,000) 2,000 and less than fifteen
19       thousand (15,000) 15,000, shall be governed by the provisions of this act;
20       and whenever any city shall have hereafter attained a population of more
21       than two thousand (2,000), and such facts shall have been duly ascertained
22       and certified by the proper authorities of such city. Except as provided
23       by this section, whenever the population of a city exceeds 2,000, the gov-
24       erning body of such city shall certify such fact to the governor,. The
25       governor shall declare, by public proclamation, such city subject to the
26       provisions of this act: Provided, That. If the governing body of any city
27       which has attained a population of more than two thousand (2,000) 2,000
28       and less than five thousand (5,000) 5,000 shall determine by resolution
29       duly adopted that it would be more advantageous for such city to continue
30       to operate as a city of the third class, such governing body shall not be
31       required to so certify the population of such city to the governor and the
32       laws relating to the cities of the third class shall continue to be applicable
33       to such city. The governing body of such city shall, at the time of making
34       the certificate herein provided for, make out and the certification required
35       by this section shall transmit to the governor an accurate description by
36       metes and bounds of all the lands included within the limits of such city,
37       and the additions thereto, if any.
38             (b) The change in classification of any city under the provisions of
39       this section shall take effect on the date the proclamation of the governor
40       is issued unless a later date is specified therein, in which case the change
41       and classification shall take place on such later date. The governing board
42       body of any such city, holding office at the time of the proclamation, shall
43       continue to be the governing board body of such city and the members


  1       of such board shall hold their respective offices until the next city election
  2       in an odd-numbered year.
  3             (c) Whenever the governor shall make issues a proclamation as herein
  4       provided for required by this section, it shall be the duty of the mayor of
  5       the city affected thereby to call a meeting of the city council, and the
  6       governing body shall. At such meeting, the governing body shall divide
  7       the city into wards.
  8             Thereupon, except as is otherwise provided by law, the county election
  9       officer shall provide for registration of voters within ten (10) 10 days.
10             (d) The governor or the governor's designee shall send a notice of the
11       issuance of a proclamation by the governor pursuant to this section to the
12       county clerk of the county in which such city is located. Such notice also
13       shall include a statement that land within the corporate limits of such city
14       is no longer located within the territory of any township. If such city is
15       located in more than one county, such notice shall be sent to the county
16       clerk of each county in which such city is located. 
17       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 14-101 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.