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2-1318. County weed supervisors to determine extent of infestation; annual report; tax levies by counties, townships and cities; city may budget in general fund; use of proceeds. The county weed supervisor of each county is hereby directed and it shall be the duty of the county weed supervisor to ascertain each year the approximate amount of land and highways infested with each kind of noxious weeds and its location in the county, and transmit such information tabulated by cities and townships not later than June 1 of each year, to the secretary of agriculture, board of county commissioners, and to the governing body of each city and township in the district pertaining to such noxious weed infestation in their respective jurisdiction. On the basis of such information the tax levying body of each county, township or incorporated city shall make a tax levy each year for the purpose of paying their part of the cost of control and eradication thereof as provided in this act and, in the case of cities and counties, to pay a portion of the principal and interest on bonds issued under the authority of K.S.A. 12-1774, and amendments thereto, by cities located in the county. Each county, city, and township, separately, shall make a levy each year for such purpose. Any city may budget expenditures for weed control within its general operating fund in lieu of levying a special tax therefor or maintaining a separate noxious weed eradication fund. Moneys collected from such levy, except for an amount to pay a portion of the principal and interest on bonds issued under the authority of K.S.A. 12-1774, and amendments thereto, by cities located in the county, shall be set apart as a noxious weed eradication fund and warrants duly verified by the county or city supervisor if such be employed or if no supervisor be employed, then by county, township or city clerk, as the case may be, may be drawn against this fund for all items of expense incident to control of noxious weeds in such district respectively. Any moneys remaining in the noxious weed eradication fund at the end of any year for which a levy is made under this section may be transferred to the noxious weed capital outlay fund for making of capital expenditures incident to the control of noxious weeds.

History: L. 1937, ch. 1, § 5; L. 1957, ch. 7, § 4; L. 1969, ch. 7, § 1; L. 1970, ch. 69, § 1; L. 1973, ch. 3, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 3, § 1; L. 1979, ch. 52, § 22; L. 1982, ch. 5, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 3, § 1; L. 1990, ch. 66, § 12; L. 1999, ch. 154, § 27; L. 2004, ch. 101, § 29; July 1.

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