Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 087
Other Identifying Information:2003 House Bill 2150
Tax Type:Vehicles
Brief Description:An Act concerning townships; relating to traffic control devices; amending K.S.A. 8-2005 and 68-526 and repealing the existing sections.
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CHAPTER 87

HOUSE BILL No. 2150


An Act concerning townships; relating to traffic control devices; amending K.S.A. 8-2005

and 68-526 and repealing the existing sections.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 8-2005 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-

2005. (a) Local authorities in their respective jurisdictions shall place and

maintain such traffic-control devices upon highways under their jurisdic-

tion as they may deem necessary to indicate and to carry out the provisions

of this act or local traffic ordinances or to regulate, warn or guide traffic.

All such traffic-control devices hereafter erected shall conform to the

state manual and specifications.

(b) Local authorities in exercising those functions referred to in sub-

section (a) shall be subject to the direction and control of the secretary

of transportation with respect to highways and streets designated by the

secretary as connecting links in the state highway system.

(c) In townships located in Douglas, Johnson, Riley, Shawnee and

Sedgwick counties, the township board shall place and maintain traffic-

control devices, other than regulatory signs, on township roads under the

board's jurisdiction. In addition, such township board shall place and

maintain regulatory signs on township roads under the board's jurisdic-

tion consistent with resolutions of the board of county commissioners of

the county in which the township road is located. For this purpose, a

regulatory sign is a sign setting forth a regulation, the violation of which

subjects the operator of the motor vehicle to fine, imprisonment, or both.

Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as precluding the board

of county commissioners from placing and maintaining traffic-control de-

vices on township roads, if the board determines that traffic control de-

vices or signs placed by a township are inadequate, but the board of

county commissioners shall have no obligation to do so.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 68-526 is hereby amended to read as follows: 68-526.

(a) In all counties not operating under the county road unit system the

township board shall have the general charge and supervision of all town-

ship roads and township culverts in their respective townships, and. The

board shall procure machinery, implements, tools, drain tile, stone,

gravel, and any other material or equipment required, for the construction

or repair thereof of such roads and culverts. All work shall be done in

accordance with plans and specifications and the general regulations to

be prepared and furnished by the county engineer. No materials shall be

purchased and no contract shall be let for the construction or repair of

any township road or township culvert, or part thereof in excess of the

amount of $10,000, nor shall any machinery or other appliance or equip-

ment to be used in highway construction costing more than $10,000 be

purchased by the township board without the approval of the county

engineer.

(b) In townships located in Douglas, Johnson, Riley, Shawnee and

Sedgwick counties, the township board shall place and maintain traffic-

control devices and guidance, warning and regulatory signs on all town-

ship roads as provided by K.S.A. 8-2005, and amendments thereto.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 8-2005 and 68-526 are hereby repealed.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the statute book.

Approved April 16, 2002.


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Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003