As Amended by Senate Committee
Session of 2000
By Senator Pugh

11             AN  ACT concerning water districts; relating to release of lands from
12             district; amending K.S.A. 82a-630 and repealing the existing section.
14       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
15             Section  1. K.S.A. 82a-630 is hereby amended to read as follows: 82a-
16       630. If it becomes apparent that certain lands included within a district
17       cannot be economically or adequately served by the facilities of the dis-
18       trict, the owners of such lands may petition the county commissioners
19       board of directors of the district to release those lands from the district.
20       The petition shall describe by section or fraction thereof and by township
21       and range the lands affected and be signed by at least seventy-five percent
22       (75%) 75% of the total number of the owners of land desiring release
23       and be endorsed by the board of directors of the district. After a finding.
24       If the board of directors of the district does not grant the petition
25       within 30 days after receipt of the petition, the petitioners shall
26       submit the petition to the board of county commissioners. Upon
27       receipt of such petition, the board of county commissioners shall
28       schedule a hearing on the petition. The county commission shall
29       give written notice of the time and place of the hearing to the pe-
30       titioners at least 10 days before the hearing and shall mail, by cer-
31       tified mail, return receipt requested, written notice of the time and
32       place of the hearing, together with a copy of the petition, to the
33       board of directors of the district not less than 10 days before the
34       hearing. If, upon the hearing, the board of county commissioners
35       finds that the granting of the petition is to in the best interests of the
36       affected landowners and the district, the board of county commissioners
37       shall issue a certificate stating that the lands involved are released and
38       separated from the district. Full minutes of the hearing shall be entered
39       in the journal of the board of county commissioners and the certificate
40       shall be delivered to the secretary of the district who shall within thirty
41       (30) 30 days cause the records of the district to be amended to exclude
42       the lands affected. The secretary of the district shall transmit a copy of
43       any such certificate to the chief engineer. 


  1       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 82a-630 is hereby repealed.
  2        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
  3       publication in the Kansas register.