An  Act concerning real estate sales validation questionnaires; concerning use of contents;
amending K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 79-1437f and repealing the existing section.

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

      Section  1. K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 79-1437f is hereby amended to read as
follows: 79-1437f. Except as otherwise provided by K.S.A. 79-1460, and
amendments thereto, contents of the real estate sales validation ques-
tionnaire shall be made available only to the following people for the
purposes listed hereafter:

      (a) County officials for cooperating with and assisting the director of
property valuation in developing the information as provided for in K.S.A.
79-1487, and amendments thereto;

      (b) any property owner, or the owner's representative, for prosecut-
ing an appeal of the valuation of such owner's property or for determining
whether to make such an appeal, but access shall be limited to the con-
tents of those questionnaires concerning the same constitutionally pre-
scribed subclass of property as that of such owner's property;

      (c) the county appraiser and appraisers employed by the county for
the appraisal of property located within the county;

      (d) appraisers licensed or certified pursuant to K.S.A. 58-4101 et seq.,
and amendments thereto, for appraisal of property and preparation of
appraisal reports;

      (e) financial institutions for conducting appraisals and evaluations as
required by federal and state regulators;

      (f) the county appraiser or the appraiser's designee, hearing officers
or panels appointed pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1602 or 79-1611, and amend-
ments thereto, and the state board of tax appeals for conducting valuation
appeal proceedings;

      (g) the board of county commissioners for conducting any of the
board's statutorily prescribed duties; and

      (h) the director of property valuation for conducting any of the di-
rector's statutorily prescribed duties.

      Sec.  2. K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 79-1437f is hereby repealed.

      Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.

Approved April 4, 2002.