Session of 2000
By Senator Huelskamp

  9             AN  ACT concerning acquisition of real property by the state; requiring
10             certain studies and reports; requiring public hearings.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13             Section  1. (a) As used in this section, "state agency" means any of-
14       ficer, department, bureau, division, board, authority, agency, commission
15       or institution of this state.
16             (b) Before any state agency acquires any real property, the agency
17       shall conduct a study to identify the impact of the proposed use of the
18       property on adjoining real property, including, but not limited to: (1) Any
19       new, additional or more stringent restrictions or standards that adjoining
20       property owners will be required to comply with as a result of the pro-
21       posed use of the property; and (2) the initial and annual costs to adjoining
22       property owners to comply with such restrictions and standards. The state
23       agency shall prepare a written report of the results of the study. Such
24       report shall be available for public inspection in the office of the agency
25       and in the office of the county clerk of each county where the real prop-
26       erty is located.
27             (c) After the report provided for by subsection (b) is made available
28       for public inspection as required by subsection (b) and before acquiring
29       the real property, the state agency shall hold, in each county where the
30       property is located, a public hearing on the proposed acquisition. At least
31       21 days before the hearing, the state agency shall mail by first class mail
32       to each owner of property adjoining the property proposed to be acquired
33       and shall publish in a newspaper of general circulation in the county a
34       notice of the time and place of the hearing. The notice shall contain a
35       general description of the property proposed to be acquired, the proposed
36       use of the property, a summary of the findings of the study provided for
37       by subsection (b) and a notice that the full report of the study is available
38       in the county clerk's office of each county where the property is located.
39       At the hearing, all interested parties shall be given reasonable opportunity
40       to present their views regarding the acquisition of the property and the
41       proposed use of the property. 
42        Sec.  2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
43       publication in the statute book.