An  Act concerning expenditures related to certain wetlands; amending K.S.A. 1998 Supp.
32-846 and repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 32-846 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 32-846. (a) Pursuant to K.S.A. 32-845 and amendments thereto,
the legislature hereby approves the department of wildlife and parks'
entering into a project cooperative agreement and related lease with the
U.S. department of the army to modify and restore approximately 2,550
acres of permanent and seasonal wetland habitat located on the Repub-
lican River floodplain within the flood control pool of Milford Lake sub-
ject to the following: (1) The proposed project shall be developed in the
following three stages and moneys to pay the nonfederal share of project
costs for each stage shall be secured before commencement of such stage:
(A) (1) Stage 1, in the areas of Lower Refuge, Cane Creek, Mall Creek
and Smith Bottoms, totaling approximately 1,030 acres; (B) (2) stage 2,
in the areas of Quimby Creek, Smith Bottoms addition, Beichter Bottoms,
East Broughton 1 and 3 and West Broughton 1 and 2, totaling approxi-
mately 895 acres; and (C) (3) stage 3, in the areas of West Broughton 3
and 4, Martin, East Broughton 2 and 4 and Sugar Bowl, totaling approx-
imately 415 acres.

      (2) Not more than $361,512 of total project costs shall be paid from
the state general fund. The remainder of the nonfederal share of project
costs shall be paid from nonstate moneys.

      (b) The department of wildlife and parks is hereby authorized to as-
sume costs associated with the operation, maintenance, repair, replace-
ment and rehabilitation of the area in each stage of the Milford Lake
wetlands wildlife habitat restoration project after completion of such stage
by the U.S. department of the army. Such costs shall be paid from wild-
life-related fee funds of the department and from any nonstate moneys
available for that purpose. 
Sec.  2. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 32-846 is hereby repealed.
 Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the Kansas register.

Approved April 7, 1999.
 Published in the Kansas Register April 15, 1999.