Session of 1999
SENATE SUBSTITUTE FOR
HOUSE BILL No. 2310
By Committee on Elections and Local Government
10 AN ACT concerning cities; relating to the rehabilitation of abandoned
11 property; relating to the consolidation of cities and counties; amending
12 K.S.A. 12-301 and 12-3909 and K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 12-1750, 12-1753,
13 12-1756a, 12-1756b, 12-1756c, 12-1756d, 12-1756e, 12-1756f and 19-
14 205 and repealing the existing sections.
16 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
17 Section 1. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 12-1750 is hereby amended to read as
18 follows: 12-1750. As used in this act:
19 (a) "Structure" means any building, wall or other structure.
20 (b) "Enforcing officer" means the building inspector or other officer
21 designated by ordinance and charged with the administration of the pro-
22 visions of this act.
23 (c) "Abandoned property" means any residential real estate for which
24 taxes are delinquent for the preceding two years and which has been
25 unoccupied continuously by persons legally in possession for the preced-
26 ing one year.
"Organization" means any nonprofit corporation organized under
the laws of this state and which has among its purposes the improvement
of housing "Person" means any individual or not-for-profit corporation
30 organized under the laws of the state of Kansas.
31 (e) "Rehabilitation" means the process of improving the property,
32 including, but not limited to, bringing property into compliance with ap-
33 plicable fire, housing and building codes.
34 (f) "Parties in interest" means any owner or owners of record, judg-
35 ment creditor, tax purchaser or other party having any legal or equitable
36 title or interest in the property.
37 (g) "Last known address" includes the address where the property is
38 located, or the address as listed in the tax records.
39 (h) "Low or moderate income housing" means housing for persons
40 and families with incomes within the income limitations prescribed by
41 the department of housing and urban development pursuant to section 8
42 of the federal housing and community development act of 1937, as
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1 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 12-1753 is hereby amended to read as
2 follows: 12-1753. (a) On the date fixed for hearing or any adjournment
3 thereof, the governing body shall hear all evidence submitted by the
4 owner, the owner's agent, lienholders of record and occupants having an
5 interest in such structure as well as evidence submitted by the enforcing
6 officer filing the statement and shall make findings by resolution. If the
7 governing body of the city finds that such structure is unsafe or dangerous,
8 such resolution shall direct the structure to be repaired or removed and
9 the premises made safe and secure. If the governing body of the city finds
10 that such structure is abandoned property, the governing body may au-
11 thorize the rehabilitation of such property as provided by K.S.A. 1998
12 Supp. 12-1756a
Such, and amendments thereto.
13 (b) The resolution required by subsection (a) shall be published once
14 in the official city paper and a copy mailed to the owners, agents, lien-
15 holders of record and occupants in the same manner provided for the
16 notice of hearing. The resolution shall fix a reasonable time within which
17 the repair or removal of such structure shall be commenced and a state-
18 ment that if the owner of such structure fails to commence the repair or
19 removal of such structure within the time stated or fails to diligently
20 prosecute the same until the work is completed, the governing body will
21 cause the structure to be repaired or razed and removed in the case of
22 unsafe or dangerous structures or rehabilitated in the case of abandoned
24 Sec. 3. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 12-1756a is hereby amended to read as
25 follows: 12-1756a. (a)
An organization Any person may file a petition with
26 the district court for an order for temporary possession of property if:
27 (1) The property has been declared abandoned pursuant to K.S.A.
28 12-1753, and amendments thereto;
29 (2) the
organization person intends to rehabilitate the property and
30 use the property as housing for low and moderate income persons and
31 families; and
32 (3) the
organization person has sent notice to the enforcing officer
33 and the parties in interest of the property, by certified or registered mail,
34 mailed to their last known address and posted on the property at least 30
35 days but not more than 60 days before the date the petition is filed, of
organization's person's intent to file a petition for possession under
37 K.S.A. 12-1750 through 12-1756e, and amendments thereto.
38 (b) The proceeding shall be commenced by filing a verified petition
39 in the district court in the county in which the property is located. The
40 petition shall state that the conditions specified in subsection (a) exist. All
41 parties in interest of the property shall be named as defendants in the
42 petition. Summons shall be issued and service shall be made pursuant to
43 K.S.A. 60-303, and amendments thereto. Service may be made by pub-
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1 lication if the
organization petitioner with due diligence is unable to make
2 service of summons upon a defendant pursuant to subsection (a)(3) of
3 K.S.A. 60-307, and amendments thereto.
4 (c) Any defendant may file as part of such defendant's answer, as an
5 affirmative defense, a plan for the rehabilitation of the property. The
6 court shall grant the defendant 90 days to bring the property into com-
7 pliance with applicable fire, housing and building codes. The court, for
8 good cause shown, may extend the ninety-day compliance period. If the
9 property is brought into such compliance within the ninety-day period or
10 extension of time thereof, the petition shall be dismissed. If the defendant
11 fails to bring the property into such compliance within the ninety-day
12 period or extension of time thereof, or if the defendant's plan is otherwise
13 insufficient, the defendant's affirmative defense shall be stricken.
14 (d) At the hearing on the
organization's petition, the organization
15 petitioner shall submit to the court a plan for the rehabilitation of the
16 property and present evidence that the
organization petitioner has ade-
17 quate resources to rehabilitate and thereafter manage the property. For
18 the purpose of developing such a plan,
representatives of the organization
19 the petitioner or the petitioner's designees may be permitted entry onto
20 the property by the court at such times and on such terms as the court
21 may deem appropriate.
22 (e) The court shall make its own determination as to whether the
23 property is in fact abandoned consistent with the terms of K.S.A. 12-1750
24 through 12-1756e, and amendments thereto.
25 (f) If the court approves the petition, the court shall enter an order
26 approving the rehabilitation plan and granting temporary possession of
27 the property to the
organization petitioner. The organization petitioner,
28 subject to court approval, may enter into leases or other agreements in
29 relation to the property. Whether the court approves or denies the peti-
30 tion, the
organization petitioner shall provide the governing body a copy
31 of the order within 10 days of the
organization's petitioner's receipt or
32 knowledge of such order.
33 Sec. 4. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 12-1756b is hereby amended to read as
34 follows: 12-1756b.
An organization Any person which has possession of
35 property pursuant to K.S.A. 12-1756a, and amendments thereto, shall file
36 an annual report with the governing body of the city concerning the re-
37 habilitation and use of the property. The city shall require reports and
38 status dates to be filed as it deems appropriate under the circumstances
39 but no less frequently than once a year. The report shall include state-
40 ments of all expenditures made by the
organization person including, but
41 not limited to, payments for the rehabilitation, operation and mainte-
42 nance of and repairs to the property, and for real estate taxes, and pay-
43 ments to mortgagees and lienholders during the preceding year and shall
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1 include statements of all income and receipts from the property for the
2 preceding year.
3 Sec. 5. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 12-1756c is hereby amended to read as
4 follows: 12-1756c. The owner of property of which temporary possession
5 has been transferred to
an organization any person pursuant to K.S.A.
6 12-1756a, and amendments thereto, shall be entitled to regain possession
7 of the property by petitioning to the district court of the county in which
8 such property is located for restoration of possession and, upon notice to
the organization such person for a hearing on such petition. At the hear-
10 ing, the court shall determine proper compensation to
11 such person for its expenditures, including management fees, based on
the organization's such person's reports to the court. The court, in deter-
13 mining the proper compensation to the
organization person, may consider
14 income or receipts received from the property by the
15 After the owner pays the compensation to the
organization person as
16 determined by the court, the owner shall resume possession of the prop-
17 erty, subject to all existing rental agreements whether written or verbal,
18 entered into by the
19 Sec. 6. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 12-1756d is hereby amended to read as
20 follows: 12-1756d. If property of which temporary possession has been
21 transferred to
an organization a person pursuant to K.S.A. 12-1756a, and
22 amendments thereto, is sold for unpaid taxes,
an organization a person
23 with temporary possession may redeem the property in the same manner
24 as the owner and amounts paid to redeem the property shall be included
25 as expenditures in
the organization's such person's report to the court.
26 Sec. 7. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 12-1756e is hereby amended to read as
27 follows: 12-1756e. If an owner of property of which temporary possession
28 has been transferred to
an organization a person pursuant to K.S.A. 12-
29 1756a, and amendments thereto, takes no action to regain possession of
30 the property in the five-year period following the granting of temporary
31 possession of the property
to the organization, the organization thereto,
32 such person may file a petition for judicial deed and upon due notice to
33 the named defendants and an order may be entered granting a quit-claim
34 judicial deed to
the organization such person providing that the property
35 shall be used for low and moderate income housing for at least a
36 ten-year period after the deed is granted.
37 Sec. 8. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 12-1756f is hereby amended to read as
38 follows: 12-1756f. The enforcing officer shall maintain a list of all
izations persons who are interested in rehabilitating abandoned property
40 and who have requested to be included on such list. The
41 persons on such list shall be given written notice of abandoned property
42 which may be available for rehabilitation
by any such organization. The
43 enforcing officer may require that requests to be included on such list be
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1 submitted annually to the enforcing officer.
2 New Section 9. As used in this act:
3 (a) "Board" means the board of county commissioners.
4 (b) "City" means any city.
5 (c) "Commission" means a consolidation study commission selected
6 pursuant to section 2, and amendments thereto.
7 (d) "County" means any county.
8 New Sec. 10. (a) The board of county commissioners of a county and
9 the governing body of any city or cities located within such county may
10 adopt a joint resolution providing for the establishment of a consolidation
11 study commission to prepare a plan for the consolidation of the county
12 and such city or cities located in such county. If the governing body of a
13 city within the county does not adopt such joint resolution, such city shall
14 not be included within nor subject to the provisions of any consolidation
15 plan in regard to the status of such city as a separate entity from the
17 Such resolution shall not be effective until the question has been sub-
18 mitted to and approved by a majority of the qualified electors of the
19 county voting at an election thereon. Such election shall be called and
20 held in the manner provided by the general bond law.
21 (b) Any resolution adopted pursuant to subsection (a) shall provide
22 for the establishment of a consolidation study commission and shall pro-
23 vide either that the members be appointed or that the members be
24 elected by the qualified electors of the county on a nonpartisan basis. If
25 the commission is to be elected, the procedure for holding such election
26 shall be determined by such resolution. The laws applicable to the pro-
27 cedure, manner and method provided for the election of county officers
28 shall apply to the election of members of the commission except that such
29 election shall be called in the manner provided by the general bond law.
30 (c) If a majority of the qualified electors of the county voting on a
31 resolution submitted pursuant to subsection (a) vote in favor thereof, the
32 commission shall be elected or appointed as provided by the resolution.
33 The number of members on a consolidation study commission shall be
34 determined by the resolution. At least 1/3 of the membership of a con-
35 solidation study commission shall be residents of the unincorporated area
36 of the county.
37 New Sec. 11. (a) Within 30 days following the certification of the
38 results of the election or appointment of members of the consolidation
39 study commission, the chairperson of the board of county commissioners,
40 acting as the temporary chairperson of the commission, shall call and hold
41 an organizational meeting of the commission. The commission shall elect
42 a chairperson, vice-chairperson and other officers deemed necessary. The
43 commission may adopt rules and regulations governing the conduct of its
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2 (b) The commission shall be subject to the open meetings law and
3 the open records law.
4 (c) Members of the commission shall be reimbursed for the actual
5 and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official
7 (d) The commission may appoint an executive director of the com-
8 mission. The executive director shall receive compensation established by
9 the commission. The executive director shall employ other staff and may
10 contract with consultants, as the executive director deems necessary to
11 carry out the functions of the commission. Staff employed by the exec-
12 utive director shall receive compensation established by the executive
13 director and approved by the commission.
14 (e) The commission shall prepare and adopt a budget for the oper-
15 ation and functions of the commission and commission activities.
16 New Sec. 12. (a) The commission shall prepare and adopt a plan
17 addressing the consolidation of the city or cities and county or certain city
18 and county offices, functions, services and operations. The commission
19 shall conduct such studies and investigations as it deems appropriate to
20 complete its work. Such studies and investigations shall include, but not
21 be limited to:
22 (1) Studies of the efficiency and effectiveness of the administrative
23 operations of the city or cities and county.
24 (2) Studies of the costs and benefits of consolidating the city or cities
25 and county or certain city or cities and county offices, functions, services
26 and operations.
27 (b) The commission shall hold public hearings for the purpose of
28 receiving information and materials which will aid in the drafting of the
30 (c) For the purposes of performing its studies and investigations, the
31 commission or its executive director may administer oaths and affirma-
32 tions, subpoena witnesses, compel their attendance, take evidence, re-
33 quire the production of any books, papers, correspondence, memoranda,
34 agreements or other documents or records which the commission or ex-
35 ecutive director deems relevant or material to its studies and investigation.
36 (d) The commission shall prepare and adopt a preliminary plan ad-
37 dressing the consolidation of the city or cities and county or certain city
38 and county offices, functions, services and operations it deems advisable.
39 Copies of the preliminary plan shall be filed with the county election
40 officer, city clerk of each city to be consolidated and each public library
41 within the county and shall be available to members of the public for
42 inspection upon request. The commission shall hold at least two public
43 hearings to obtain citizen views concerning the preliminary plan. At least
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1 seven days shall elapse between the holding of such hearings. Notice of
2 such hearings shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general
3 circulation within the county. Following the public hearings on the pre-
4 liminary plan, the commission may adopt, or modify and adopt, the pre-
5 liminary plan as the final plan.
6 (e) The final plan shall include the full text and an explanation of the
7 proposed plan, and comments deemed desirable by the commission, a
8 written opinion by an attorney admitted to practice law in the state of
9 Kansas and retained by the executive director for such purpose that the
10 proposed plan is not in conflict with the constitution or the laws of the
11 state, and any minority reports. Copies of the final plan shall be filed with
12 the county election officer, city clerk of each city to be consolidated and
13 each public library within the county and shall be available to members
14 of the public for inspection upon request. The commission shall continue
15 in existence at least 90 days following the submission of the final plan for
16 approval at an election as provided by subsection (f).
17 (f) The final plan shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the
18 county at the next general election of the county held at least 45 days
19 following the adoption of the final plan by the commission. Such election
20 shall be called and held by the county election officer in the manner
21 provided by the general election law. A summary of the final plan shall
22 be prepared by the commission and shall be published at least once each
23 week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation
24 within the county.
25 If a majority of the qualified electors of the county voting on the plan
26 vote in favor thereof, the consolidation plan shall be implemented in the
27 manner provided by the plan except that no city shall be consolidated
28 with the county and no offices, functions, services or operations of a city
29 shall be consolidated with the county unless such consolidation plan is
30 approved by a majority of the qualified electors of such city voting at the
31 election held on such plan.
32 There shall be printed on the ballots at any election called to approve
33 the final plan the following statement:
34 "If the majority of the qualified electors of a county and the majority
35 of the qualified electors of a city voting at the election to approve the
36 final plan vote in favor of such plan, such city shall be included within
37 and subject to the provisions of such plan.
38 If the majority of the qualified electors of a city voting at the election
39 to approve the final plan, do not vote in favor of such plan, such city shall
40 not be included within nor subject to the provisions of such plan in regard
41 to the status of such city as a separate entity from the county."
42 If such a majority of the electors vote against such plan, the proposed
43 consolidation plan shall not be implemented.
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1 If the commission submits a final plan which does not recommend the
2 consolidation of the city or cities and county or certain city and county
3 offices, functions, services and operations, the provisions of this subsec-
4 tion shall not apply.
5 New Sec. 13. (a) Any plan submitted by the commission shall provide
6 for the exercise of powers of local legislation and administration not in-
7 consistent with the constitution or other laws of this state.
8 (b) If the commission submits a plan providing for the consolidation
9 of certain city and county offices, functions, services and operations, the
10 plan shall:
11 (1) Include a description of the form, structure, functions, powers
12 and officers and the duties of such officers recommended in the plan.
13 (2) Provide for the method of amendment or abandonment of the
15 (3) Authorize the election, appointment or elimination of elective of-
16 ficials and offices.
17 (4) Specify the effective date of the consolidation.
18 (5) In the case of multi-city consolidation with a county, the plan shall
19 include provisions addressing the situation if the plan is approved by the
20 electors of one, but not all cities to be consolidated under the plan.
21 (6) Include other provisions determined necessary by the
23 (c) If the plan provides for the consolidation of the city or cities and
24 county, in addition to the requirements of subsection (b) the plan shall:
25 (1) Fix the boundaries of the governing body's election districts, pro-
26 vide a method for changing the boundaries from time-to-time, any at-
27 large positions on the governing body, fix the number, term and initial
28 compensation of the governing body of the consolidated city-county and
29 the method of election.
30 (2) Determine whether elections of the governing body of the con-
31 solidated city-county shall be partisan or nonpartisan elections and the
32 time at which such elections shall be held.
33 (3) Determine the distribution of legislative and administrative duties
34 of the consolidated city-county officials, provide for consolidation or ex-
35 pansion of services as necessary, authorize the appointment of a consol-
36 idated city-county administrator or a city-county manager, if deemed ad-
37 visable, and prescribe the general structure of the consolidated
38 city-county government.
39 (4) Provide for the official name of the consolidated city-county.
40 (5) Provide for the transfer or other disposition of property and other
41 rights, claims and assets of the county and city.
42 New Sec. 14. (a) If the voters approve a plan which provides for the
43 consolidation of the city or cities and county, such consolidated city-
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1 county shall be subject to the provisions of this section.
2 (b) The consolidated city-county shall be subject to the cash-basis and
3 budget laws of the state of Kansas.
4 (c) Except as provided in subsection (d), and in any other statute
5 which specifically exempts bonds from the statutory limitations on bonded
6 indebtedness, the limitation on bonded indebtedness of a consolidated
7 city-county under this act shall be determined by the commission in the
8 plan, but shall not exceed 30% of the assessed value of all tangible taxable
9 property within such county on the preceding August 25.
10 (d) The following shall not be included in computing the total bonded
11 indebtedness of the consolidated city-county for the purposes of deter-
12 mining the limitations on bonded indebtedness:
13 (1) Bonds issued for the purpose of refunding outstanding debt, in-
14 cluding outstanding bonds and matured coupons thereof, or judgments
16 (2) Bonds issued pursuant to the provisions of article 46 of chapter
17 19 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.
18 (3) Bonds issued for the purpose of financing the construction or
19 remodeling of a courthouse, jail or law enforcement center facility, which
20 bonds are payable from the proceeds of a retailers' sales tax.
21 (4) Bonds issued for the purpose of acquiring, enlarging, extending
22 or improving any storm or sanitary sewer system.
23 (5) Bonds issued for the purpose of acquiring, enlarging, extending
24 or improving any municipal utility.
25 (6) Bonds issued to pay the cost of improvements to intersections of
26 streets and alleys or that portion of any street immediately in front of city
27 or school district property.
28 (e) Any bonded indebtedness and interest thereon incurred by the
29 city or cities or county prior to consolidation or refunded thereafter shall
30 remain an obligation of the property subject to taxation for the payment
31 thereof prior to such consolidation.
32 (f) Upon the effective date of the consolidation of the city or cities
33 and county, any retailers' sales tax levied by the city or cities or county in
34 accordance with K.S.A. 12-187 et seq., and amendments thereto, prior to
35 such date shall remain in full force and effect, except that part of the rate
36 attributable to the city or cities to be consolidated shall not apply to retail
37 sales in the cities which are not consolidated with the county. The con-
38 solidated city-county shall be a class A, B, C or D city as determined by
39 the commission in the plan.
40 (g) Upon the effective date of the consolidation of the city or cities
41 and county, the territory of the consolidated city-county shall include:
42 (1) All of the territory of the county for purposes of exercising the
43 powers, duties and functions of a county.
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1 (2) All of the territory of the county, except the territory of the cities
2 which are not consolidated with the county and the unincorporated area
3 of the county, for purposes of exercising the powers, duties and functions
4 of a city.
5 (h) For the purposes of section 1 of article 5 of the constitution of
6 the state of Kansas, the "voting area" for the governing body of the con-
7 solidated city-county shall include all the territory within the county.
8 (i) Except for the consolidated city-county and unless otherwise pro-
9 vided by law, other political subdivisions of the county shall not be af-
10 fected by consolidation of the city or cities and county. Such other political
11 subdivisions shall continue in existence and operation.
12 (j) Unless otherwise provided by law, the consolidated city-county
13 shall be eligible for the distribution of any funds from the state and federal
14 government as if no consolidation had occurred. Except as provided in
15 this subsection, the population and assessed valuation of the territory of
16 the consolidated city-county shall be considered its population and as-
17 sessed valuation for purposes of the distribution of moneys from the state
18 or federal government.
19 (k) The consolidated city-county shall be a county. The governing
20 body of the consolidated city-county shall be considered county commis-
21 sioners for the purposes of section 2 of article 4 of the constitution of the
22 state of Kansas and shall have all the powers, functions and duties of a
23 county and may exercise home rule powers in the manner and subject to
24 the limitations provided by K.S.A. 19-101a, and amendments thereto, and
25 other laws of this state.
26 The governing body of the consolidated city-county shall be responsible
27 for any duties or functions imposed by the constitution of the state of
28 Kansas and other laws of this state upon any county office abolished by
29 the consolidation plan. Such duties may be delegated by the governing
30 body or as provided in the consolidation plan.
31 (l) The consolidated city-county shall be a city of the first, second or
32 third class as determined by the commission in the plan. The governing
33 body of the consolidated city-county shall have all the powers, functions
34 and duties of a city of such class and may exercise home rule powers in
35 the manner and subject to the limitations provided by article 12 of section
36 5 of the constitution of the state of Kansas and other laws of this state.
37 (m) The governing body of the consolidated city-county may create
38 special service districts within the city-county and may levy taxes for serv-
39 ices provided in such districts.
40 (n) Changes in the form of government approved by the voters in
41 accordance with the consolidation plan are hereby declared to be legis-
42 lative matters and subject to initiative and referendum in accordance with
43 K.S.A. 12-3013 et seq., and amendments thereto.
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1 New Sec. 15. The board of county commissioners may levy a tax not
2 to exceed one mill on all taxable tangible property of the county for the
3 purpose of financing the costs incurred by the consolidation study com-
4 mission while executing the powers, duties and functions of such com-
5 mission. After the payment of such costs incurred by the commission any
6 remaining moneys derived from such tax levy shall be transferred to the
7 county general fund in the manner provided by K.S.A. 79-2958, and
8 amendments thereto.
9 Sec. 16. K.S.A. 12-301 is hereby amended to read as follows: 12-301.
10 (a) Whenever two or more cities organized under the laws of the state of
11 Kansas, which are adjacent to each other, desire to
form but one city
12 consolidate, such consolidation may be made under the provisions of this
: Provided, That if any one of said. If one of such cities shall have
14 adopted the commission form of government, the word "council," as
15 hereinafter used, shall be construed literally, or shall be held to mean
16 mayor and commissioners, or board of commissioners as the sense shall
18 (b) The provisions of K.S.A. 12-301 through 12-331a, and amend-
19 ments thereto, shall not apply to cities consolidated pursuant to this act,
20 and amendments thereto.
21 Sec. 17. K.S.A. 12-3909 is hereby amended to read as follows: 12-
Nothing in this act shall be construed as authorizing the consoli-
dation of any political or taxing subdivision with any other political or
taxing subdivision. Nothing in this act K.S.A. 12-3901 through 12-3908,
25 and amendments thereto, shall be construed to authorize the closing or
26 the change of use of any school or attendance facility.
27 Sec. 18. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 19-205 is hereby amended to read as
28 follows: 19-205. Except as provided by K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 12-344
29 12-345, sections 13 and 14, and amendments thereto, no person holding
30 any state, county, township or city office shall be eligible to the office of
31 county commissioner in any county in this state.
32 Nothing in this section shall prohibit the appointment of any county
33 commissioner to any state board, committee, council, commission or sim-
34 ilar body which is established pursuant to statutory authority, so long as
35 any county commissioner so appointed is not entitled to receive any pay,
36 compensation, subsistence, mileage or expenses for serving on such body
37 other than that which is provided by law to be paid in accordance with
38 the provisions of K.S.A. 75-3223, and amendments thereto.
39 New Sec. 19. Nothing in sections 9 through 18 inclusive shall be
40 construed as limiting the powers of cities and counties to consolidate or
41 cooperate under any other provision of law authorizing such consolidation
42 or cooperation.
43 Sec. 20. K.S.A. 12-301 and 12-3909 and K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 12-1750,
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1 12-1753, 12-1756a, 12-1756b, 12-1756c, 12-1756d, 12-1756e, 12-1756f
2 and 19-205 are hereby repealed.
3 Sec. 21. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
4 publication in the statute book.