Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 023
Other Identifying Information:2001 House Bill 2190
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning institutions of postsecondary education; relating to buildings and struc- tures located on the land of such institutions; amending K.S.A. 31-150 and 58-1304 and repealing the existing sections.
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CHAPTER 23

HOUSE BILL No. 2190


An Act concerning institutions of postsecondary education; relating to buildings and struc-

tures located on the land of such institutions; amending K.S.A. 31-150 and 58-1304 and

repealing the existing sections.




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

Section 1. K.S.A. 31-150 is hereby amended to read as follows: 31-

150. (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), the construction

of school buildings shall comply with the requirements of the 1985 edition

of the uniform building code, volume I, and the 1985 edition of the uni-

form mechanical code, of the international conference of building offi-

cials. All electric wiring shall conform to requirements of the 1984 issue

of the national electric code of the national fire protection association.

Minimum plumbing requirements shall meet the 1985 edition of the uni-

form plumbing code issued by the international association of plumbing

and mechanical officials.

(b) The construction of mobile, modular, portable or relocatable

school buildings shall conform to the requirements of the 1985 edition

of the life safety code as adopted by the national fire protection associa-

tion. Minimum plumbing requirements shall meet the 1985 edition of

the uniform plumbing code issued by the international association of

plumbing and mechanical officials.

(c) The construction of all school buildings shall conform to the pro-

visions for making buildings and facilities accessible to, and usable by,

persons with a disability, as required by K.S.A. 58-1301 through 58-1311,

and amendments thereto.

(d) No contract shall be let for the construction of any school build-

ing, and it shall be illegal to pay out any public funds for the construction

of a school building until the plans for such building shall: (1) Bear the

seal of an architect or a professional engineer licensed by the state board

of technical professions of the state of Kansas certifying that the plans

meet the applicable requirements of this act; and (2) be submitted to the

state board of education for approval as to compliance with such require-

ments.

(e) The provisions of subsections (c) and (d) of this section shall not

apply to any building or structure operated or used for any purpose by,

or located upon the land of any community college, area vocational school,

area vocational-technical school, technical college, or institution under the

control and supervision governance of the state board of regents. Prior

to construction of any new building or remodeling of any existing building,

all community colleges, area vocational schools, area vocational-technical

schools, technical colleges and institutions under the governance of the

state board of regents shall submit to the state fire marshal a code footprint

for evaluation and approval of the fire/life safety features of such build-

ings.

(f) The relocation of school buildings to which the provisions of sub-

section (b) apply shall not be construed to be construction or reconstruc-

tion under the provisions, or for the purposes, of this section.

(g) The construction or reconstruction of any school building to

which the provisions of this section were applicable prior to January 26,

1992, shall be governed by the provisions of this section which were in

effect on the date the contract for such construction or reconstruction

was entered into.

(h) The state fire marshal shall adopt rules and regulations specifying

those subsequent editions of the codes enumerated in subsections (a) and

(b) which the state fire marshal has determined provide protection equiv-

alent to those editions specified herein. Compliance with any subsequent

edition specified by such rules and regulations shall be considered com-

pliance with the edition of the code specified by this section.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 58-1304 is hereby amended to read as follows: 58-

1304. (a) The responsibility for enforcement of this act shall be as follows:

(1) For all existing Title II school facilities, and the design and construc-

tion of all new, additions to and alterations of Title II school facilities, the

state board of education, by plan approval as required by K.S.A. 31-150,

and amendments thereto. School Facilities operated or used for any pur-

pose by, or located upon the land of any community college, area voca-

tional school, area vocational-technical school, technical college, or insti-

tution under the control governance of the state board of regents shall

not be subject to the provisions of this subsection;

(2) for all existing state government facilities, and the design and con-

struction of all new, additions to and alterations of, facilities for which

federal, state, county funds or funds of other political subdivisions of the

state or private funds are utilized on state property, the secretary of ad-

ministration;

(3) for all existing facilities, and the design and construction of all

new, additions to and alterations of, any local government facilities where

funds of a county, municipality or other political subdivision are utilized,

the governmental entity thereof or an agency thereof designated by the

governmental entity;

(4) for the design and construction of all other new, additions to and

alterations of, facilities which are subject to the provisions of this act, the

building inspector or other agency or person designated by the govern-

mental entity in which the facility is located.

(b) The attorney general of the state of Kansas shall oversee the en-

forcement of this act.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 31-150 and 58-1304 are hereby repealed.

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

publication in the statute book.

Approved March 15, 2000.


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