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 existing section.
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, and amendments
thereto, and the board of county commissioners determines, by resolution,
that it is in the best interests of the county to place the supervision of
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
three (3) members and not more than nine (9) members, composed of
persons other than the board of county commissioners, who shall serve
at the pleasure of the commission. The board so established may be vested
with all of the powers theretofore vested in the board of county commis-
sioners, or such supervisory powers as the board of commissioners may,
by resolution, may delegate, and the board so 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 townships
located within the fire district, the board of county commissioners may
delegate its authority to appoint the members of the fire district board of
trustees to a joint board appointed by the governing bodies of cities and
townships located within the fire district. The fire district board of trustees
appointed by such joint board shall be vested with all of those powers
vested in the board of county commissioners under K.S.A. 19-3601
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 K.S.A. 19-3612a is hereby repealed.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, 2002.
Published in the Kansas Register March 27, 2002.
Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003