SENATE BILL No. 40
An Act concerning fire protection; relating to the powers
and duties of certain
municipalities; amending K.S.A. 19-3612a and repealing the
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 19-3612a is
hereby amended to read as follows: 19-
3612a. (a) Whenever a fire district has been established
under the pro-
visions of K.S.A. 19-3601
to 19-3606, both sections
inclusive, and the
county commissioners determine through 19-3606,
thereto, and the board of county commissioners determines,
that it is in the best interests of the county to place the
such fire district under a fire district board of trustees, the
said board of
county commissioners may appoint a board of trustees
of not less than
(3) members and not more than nine
(9) members, composed of
persons other than the board of county commissioners, who shall
at the pleasure of the commission. The board so established may be
with all of the powers theretofore vested in the board of
sioners, or such supervisory powers as the board of
by resolution, may delegate, and the board
appointed of trustees may
exercise all powers so delegated.
(b) Pursuant to an interlocal
agreement entered into by the board of
county commissioners and the governing bodies of cities and
located within the fire district, the board of county
delegate its authority to appoint the members of the fire
district board of
trustees to a joint board appointed by the governing bodies of
townships located within the fire district. The fire district
board of trustees
appointed by such joint board shall be vested with all of those
vested in the board of county commissioners under K.S.A.
through 19-3606, and amendments thereto.
Any interlocal agreement entered into
pursuant to this subsection shall
be subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 12-2901 et
seq., and amendments
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 19-3612a is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force
from and after its
publication in the Kansas register.
Approved March 20, 2003.
Published in the Kansas Register March 27, 2003.