Chapter 107

HOUSE BILL No. 2158 *
An Act concerning certain contracts with the federal government;
requiring legislative approval.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. (a) Neither the department of wildlife and parks, nor any officer or employee of the state on behalf of the department, shall enter into any contract for the acquisition or lease of real estate with the corps of engineers or the bureau of reclamation which will require any future appropriation unless the contract is first approved by the legislature as provided by subsection (b).

(b) A contract subject to the provisions of subsection (a) shall be approved by the legislature by:

(1) Law or concurrent resolution; or

(2) approval of the contract by the legislative coordinating council.

(c) Any contract entered into without approval of the legislature when required by this section is null and void.

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to contracts requiring future appropriations of only: (1) Moneys that are received from the corps of engineers or the bureau of reclamation or from a private source; or (2) moneys to be expended in response to a major disaster declared by the president of the United States. In addition, the provisions of this section shall not apply to lease renewals with the corps of engineers or bureau of reclamation, except the department shall notify the chairperson, vice- chairperson and ranking minority member of both the house and senate energy and natural resources committees on or before the first day of a legislative session of any such lease renewals pending for that calendar year.

(e) As used in this section, ``future appropriation'' means an appro- priation for a fiscal year commencing more than one year after the date the contract is entered.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.

Approved April 3, 1996.