Session of 1999
By Senator Becker

  9             AN  ACT concerning parks; relating to the Johnson county park and rec-
10             reation district; amending K.S.A. 19-2874 and repealing the existing
11             section.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. K.S.A. 19-2874 is hereby amended to read as follows: 19-
15       2874. The park district may issue bonds to acquire real estate and may
16       issue bonds to improve the park system or any part thereof: Provided,
17       That the issuance of bonds to acquire real estate and for the improvement
18       thereof may be provided for in one proposition: Provided further, That
19       no bonds shall be issued unless authorized by a majority of all the votes
20       cast on the proposition by qualified electors of the district at an election
21       called and held for the purpose. A proposition to acquire real estate shall
22       describe any real estate to be acquired and the location thereof for any
23       given park or playground site the general purpose of the acquisition and
24       the estimated amount thereof. Any propositions for bonds for improve-
25       ments shall describe the kind or kinds of improvements proposed to be
26       made but need not specify the amounts to be spent for any given im-
27       provements. The bonded indebtedness of the park district shall not ex-
28       ceed one and one-half percent (11/2%) of the assessed taxable tangible
29       valuation of the park district at any one time. All bonds shall be issued as
30       provided by the general bond law in article 1 of chapter 10 of the Kansas
31       Statutes Annotated and amendments thereto except as otherwise pro-
32       vided by this act. All bonds issued under this act shall be general obli-
33       gations of the park district and the park board shall levy taxes upon all
34       assessed taxable tangible property within the park district to pay the bonds
35       and interest thereon as the same mature and come due. 
36       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 19-2874 is hereby repealed.
37        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
38       publication in the statute book.