Session of 2000
By Committee on Appropriations

10             AN  ACT concerning public warehouses; relating to certain structural
11             requirements therefor.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. (a) As used in this section ``public warehouse'' or ``public
15       grain warehouse'' means every elevator or other building in which grain
16       is received for storage or transfer for the public and which is: (1) Over
17       75 feet in height; (2) licensed by the state or federal government as a
18       grain warehouse; and (3) constructed of wood or concrete materials.
19             (b) Every public warehouse shall have a dry standpipe installed on
20       the external portion of such warehouse. Such pipe shall be constructed
21       and installed in the manner and subject to the specifications and require-
22       ments of the state fire marshal.
23             (c) The state fire marshal shall adopt any rules and regulations nec-
24       essary to implement the provisions of this section. The state fire marshal
25       shall require the use of materials and construction practices which: (1)
26       Provide effective fire control and extinguishment; and (2) will make the
27       costs of the construction and installation of such standpipes as reasonable
28       as possible.
29             (d) Any person or entity that violates any provision of this section is
30       guilty of a class A nonperson misdemeanor.
31        Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
32       publication in the statute book.