Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 135
Other Identifying Information:2001 House Bill 2515
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning municipalities; relating to convention and tourism committees; con- cerning franchise agreements between telecommunications providers and municipali- ties; relating to access by telecommunications providers to public rights-of-ways; amend- ing K.S.A. 12-1695 and 12-16,101 and repealing the existing sections.
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CHAPTER 135

HOUSE BILL No. 2515


An Act concerning municipalities; relating to convention and tourism committees; con-

cerning franchise agreements between telecommunications providers and municipali-

ties; relating to access by telecommunications providers to public rights-of-ways; amending K.S.A. 12-1695 and

12-16,101 and repealing the existing sections.




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

Section 1. K.S.A. 12-1695 is hereby amended to read as follows: 12-

1695. The governing body of any city or county which levies a transient

guest tax pursuant to this act shall may establish a convention and tourism

committee to make recommendations concerning the programs and ex-

penditures for promotion of conventions and tourism. Such If the gov-

erning body decides to appoint a convention and tourism committee, the

governing body shall appoint ten (10) 10 members to such committee, a

majority of which shall be representatives of businesses coming within

the terms of this act. In appointing such members, the governing body

shall attempt to create a representative balance of large and small busi-

nesses and businesses from the various geographic areas of such city or

county. The governing body shall provide, by resolution, for the appoint-

ments and terms of service not to method of appointment and the length

of term of members. The length of term shall not exceed four (4) years for

such members. The governing body adopting levying such tax shall have

the authority to contract for convention and tourism programs to be im-

plemented.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 12-16,101 is hereby amended to read as follows: 12-

16,101. The governing body of any city or county which levies a transient

guest tax pursuant to this act shall may establish a convention and tourism

committee to make recommendations concerning the programs and ex-

penditures for promotion of conventions and tourism. Such If the gov-

erning body decides to appoint a convention and tourism committee, the

board of county commissioners or city governing body shall appoint ten

(10) 10 members to such committee, a majority of which shall be rep-

resentatives of businesses coming within the terms of this act. In appoint-

ing such members, the board of county commissioners or city governing

body shall attempt to create a representative balance of large and small

businesses and businesses from the various geographic areas of such

county. The board of county commissioners or city governing body shall

provide, by resolution, for the appointments and terms of service method

of appointment and the length of the term of members. The length of term

shall not to exceed four (4) years for such members. The board of county

commissioners or city governing body adopting levying such tax shall have

the authority to contract for convention and tourism programs to be im-

plemented.

New Sec. 3. Prior to July 1, 2002, all municipalities in the state of

Kansas shall refrain from enacting or enforcing any franchise or right-of-

way ordinances or agreements pursuant to chapters 12 and 17 of the

Kansas Statutes Annotated, home rule powers, or any other authority,

that substantially modify the relationship between telecommunications

providers and municipalities as those relationships existed on January 1,

2001, except that municipalities may reach franchise or right-of-way or-

dinances or agreements with new telecommunications providers on terms

and conditions consistent with the original provisions of ordinances or

agreements between municipalities and other telecommunications pro-

viders in existence prior to December 31, 2000. Subsequent to the effec-

tive date of this act, representatives of municipalities and telecommuni-

cations providers shall confer and shall provide to the joint committee on

economic development at least three progress reports of their discussions

prior to December 31, 2001.

Sec. 4. K.S.A. 12-1695 and 12-16,101 are hereby repealed.

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

publication in the statute book.

Approved April 19, 2000.


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