Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 168
Other Identifying Information:2003 Senate Concurrent Resolution 1609
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:A Concurrent Resolution urging the United States department of agriculture to enter into an agreement with the state of Kansas in which landowners who discover sericea lespedeza on CRP lands are not penalized.
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CHAPTER 168

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 1609


A Concurrent Resolution urging the United States department of agriculture to enter

into an agreement with the state of Kansas in which landowners who discover sericea


lespedeza on CRP lands are not penalized.


WHEREAS, Sericea lespedeza is a prevalent, destructive, noxious

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

areas; and

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,

therefore,

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

weed.

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.


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