Substitute for SENATE BILL No. 556*
An Act concerning sericea lespedeza; relating to
control and eradication;
research and demonstration efforts.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. (a) The purpose of this
act is to provide for the coordi-
nation, enhancement and continuation of federal, state and local
as well as public and private efforts to develop an effective and
method of controlling or eradicating sericea lespedeza and to
communication of information about sericea control methods to
owners and land managers.
(b) The secretary of agriculture in
cooperation with the secretary of
wildlife and parks shall designate an appropriate parcel of land as
search area to study and demonstrate methods of controlling or
cating sericea lespedeza. Such site shall be designated on land
by the department of wildlife and parks at toronto lake and shall
ized to provide a focal point for activities that further the
purposes of this
(c) The research and demonstration
efforts conducted on the site
designated as provided in subsection (b) shall include a variety of
used to control or eradicate sericea lespedeza and shall include
of experiment and demonstration plots and development of field days
workshops to demonstrate methods of control or eradication of
(d) The secretary of agriculture and the
secretary of wildlife and parks
shall have authority to request assistance from any federal, state
authority, from any public or private university or other research
tution, from any business organization, or from any individual in
ing the purposes of this act. All such entities are hereby
cooperate with the secretary of agriculture and the secretary of
and parks in furthering the purposes of this act.
(e) The provisions of this act shall
expire on June 30, 2007.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
and be in force from and after its
publication in the Kansas register.
Approved April 4, 2002.
Published in the Kansas Register April 11, 2002.