S.B. 476 would repeal three sections of law relating to the acquisition of certain water supply storage capacity in federal reservoirs.
The first statute to be repealed would be K.S.A. 82a-1369 which allows the Pooled Money Investment Board to loan the Director of the Kansas Water Office a certain amount of money to be used as earnest money to purchase certain water supply storage capacity in federal reservoirs under a Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of the Army (Corps of Engineers) and the State of Kansas.
The second statute to be repealed would be K.S.A. 82a-1375 which allows the acquisition of conservation water supply storage in Tuttle Creek, Melvern, and Pomona reservoirs under the Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Army and permits the issuance of bonds to acquire such storage capacity.
The third statute to be repealed would be K.S.A. 82a-1376 which requires the Kansas Water Authority to study options for the financing and acquisition of conservation storage water supply capacity in federal reservoirs in Kansas, other than Tuttle Creek, Melvern, and Pomona.
This bill was requested by a spokesperson from the Kansas Water Office.
At the hearing on the bill, the only conferee was a spokesperson for the Kansas Water Office. He indicated to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that these statutes are no longer needed because the State of Kansas has funded and acquired all of the storage capacity available in federal reservoirs except for Kanopolis, which had not been included under the Memorandum of Agreement between the state and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The fiscal note states that the bill is technical and the agency indicates that there would be no fiscal impact.
1. *Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at http://www.ink.org/public/legislative/fulltext-bill.html.