Session of 2000
By Committee on Elections and Local Government

10             AN  ACT concerning counties; relating to public bids; amending K.S.A.
11             19-214 and repealing the existing section.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. K.S.A. 19-214 is hereby amended to read as follows: 19-
15       214. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) and in K.S.A. 19-216a, and
16       amendments thereto, all contracts for the expenditure of county moneys
17       for the construction of any courthouse, jail or other county building, or
18       the construction of any bridge in excess of $10,000 $100,000, shall be
19       awarded, on a public letting, to the lowest and best bid. The person, firm
20       or corporation to whom the contract may be awarded shall give and file
21       with the board of county commissioners a good and sufficient surety bond
22       by a surety company authorized to do business in the state of Kansas, to
23       be approved by the county attorney or county counselor, in the amount
24       of the contract, and conditioned for the faithful performance of the
25       contract.
26             (b) The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply: (1) To the ex-
27       penditure of county funds for professional services; (2) to the provisions
28       of K.S.A. 68-521, and amendments thereto; or (3) to the purchase of
29       contracts of insurance. 
30       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 19-214 is hereby repealed.
31        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
32       publication in the statute book.