Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 158
Other Identifying Information:2001 Senate Bill 161
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning school districts; authorizing boards of education to adopt policies re- lating to the use of credit or debit cards and to delegate the power to execute certain contracts to the superintendent of schools; amending K.S.A. 72-8201 and repealing the existing section.
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CHAPTER 158

SENATE BILL No. 161


An Act concerning school districts; authorizing boards of education to adopt policies re-

lating to the use of credit or debit cards and to delegate the power to execute certain

contracts to the superintendent of schools; amending K.S.A. 72-8201 and repealing the existing section.




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

New Section 1. (a) The board of education of any school district,

pursuant to a policy developed and adopted by the board, may provide

for the acquisition of credit cards in the name of the school district for

use by designated officers and employees of the school district. The policy

shall prescribe limitations and restrictions on the use of such credit cards

and on the amounts and categories of expenses which may be paid

through use of such credit cards. The policy shall provide for maintenance

of a public record of all expenditures for payment of charges incurred by

the school district through use of credit cards.

(b) The provisions and restrictions of the cash basis and budget laws

of this state shall not apply to the provisions of this section in any manner

so as to prevent the intention of this section from being made effective.

New Sec. 2. The board of education of any school district, pursuant

to a policy developed and adopted by the board, may provide for the

acceptance of payment in the form of a credit or debit card of fees, tuition

or other charges imposed by the school district. The policy may provide

for imposition of an additional fee to recover the actual amount of any

costs incurred by the school district by reason of the method of payment

used. The policy also may provide for establishment by the school district

of secure internet sockets that will allow payment by a credit or debit

card via the internet. Any transactions involving payment by credit card

pursuant to this section shall not be subject to the provisions of K.S.A.

16a-2-403, and amendments thereto.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 72-8201 is hereby amended to read as follows: 72-

8201. At the time the state superintendent issues his order organizing

any unified district, he shall, as a part of such order, include a provision

disorganizing all of the school districts the main school building of

which is in such unified district. The disorganizing parts of such order

shall take effect on July 1, 1966, except as otherwise specifically pro-

vided in this act. The disorganizing parts of any organization order for

a city or preunified district established prior to July 1, 1965, shall be

July 1, 1965. Every organization order issued by the state superinten-

dent pursuant to this act shall include a number assigned by him to

each unified district organized by such order. Every organization order

shall designate the home county of the unified district being organized.

Each unified school district shall be designated by the name and style

of ``unified school district No. ________ (the number designated by

the state superintendent board of education), __________ county

(naming the home county of the unified school district), state of Kan-

sas,'' and by such name may sue and be sued, execute contracts and

hold such real and personal property as it may require acquire. Every

unified school district shall possess the usual powers of a corporation

for public purposes. The board of education of every unified school

district may delegate to the superintendent of schools the power to ex-

ecute contracts on behalf of the district for the purchase of goods and

services if the value of such goods or services is less than $10,000.

Sec. 4. K.S.A. 72-8201 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the Kansas register.

Approved May 9, 2000.

Published in the Kansas Register May 17, 2000.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001