SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 1609
into an agreement with the state of Kansas in which landowners who discover sericea
weed which has established itself on more than 500,000 acres in the state
of Kansas; and
WHEREAS, The secretary of agriculture for the state of Kansas has
been given the authority to declare counties sericea lespedeza disaster
WHEREAS, Many people in the state of Kansas are unfamiliar with
sericea lespedeza, its destructive abilities and how to identify it; and
WHEREAS, When federal employees discover sericea lespedeza on
Kansas landowners' CRP lands, the landowner is penalized without first
having the opportunity to attempt to control this noxious weed: NOW,
Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Rep-
resentatives concurring therein: That the United States department of
agriculture be urged to enter into an agreement with the state of Kansas
to avoid penalizing Kansas landowners who discover sericea lespedeza on
CRP lands without first being given the opportunity to control the noxious
Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send
an enrolled copy of this resolution to the United States secretary of ag-
riculture and to each member of the Kansas congressional delegation.
Adopted by the House March 27, 2002.
Adopted by the Senate
March 19, 2002.
Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003