H.B. 2729 amends a statute dealing with nuisance abatement (weeds, water, automobiles) by cities to change the method of notifying property owners from restricted mail to certified mail return receipt requested.
The House Committee of the Whole amendment required several of the mailed notices to be by certified mail return receipt requested.
The Senate Committee amendment made the above change for all notices.
The bill was supported by the Shawnee County legislative delegation and the City of Topeka. Proponents said the City of Topeka had over 40,000 mailings related to nuisance violations last year. The cost of first class mail is $.32 per letter versus $5.52 per letter for restricted mail.
The bill would have no fiscal impact on the state.
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.