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12-751a. Same; election, when. (a) When used in this section:

(1) "City" means any city which has adopted an ordinance which provides for the enforcement of a building code outside the corporate limits of such city as authorized by K.S.A. 12-751, and amendments thereto.

(2) "Ordinance" means an ordinance adopted by a city which provides for the enforcement of a building code outside the corporate limits of a city as authorized by K.S.A. 12-751, and amendments thereto.

(3) "Qualified elector" means any registered voter required to comply with an ordinance, who resides within the unincorporated area lying within three miles of the corporate limits of a city.

(b) Within 30 days of the adoption of an ordinance, the city clerk shall certify to the county election officer a legal description and a map of the area outside the corporate limits of the city governed by the provisions of such ordinance and the street addresses of all real estate located therein.

(c) Within 90 days after the effective date of this act or within 90 days after a city has adopted an ordinance, a petition signed by at least 20% of the qualified electors protesting the enforcement of such ordinance outside the corporate limits of the city may be submitted to the county election officer. If a sufficient petition is filed, the county election officer shall notify the board of county commissioners of the county in which such city is located. Unless the governing body of the city modifies the ordinance to remove the provision from the ordinance relating to the enforcement of such building code outside the corporate limits of the city, the board of county commissioners shall submit the proposition of modifying the ordinance to remove the provisions from the ordinance relating to enforcement of such building code outside the corporate limits of the city. Such resolution shall be submitted to the qualified electors at the next regular primary or general county election. Such election shall be called and held in the manner provided by the general bond law. The county election officer shall certify the results of such election to the governing body of the city. If a majority of the qualified electors voting on the question vote in favor thereof, the governing body of the city shall modify such ordinance to remove the provisions from the ordinance relating to the enforcement of such building code outside the corporate limits of the city. Such ordinance shall be adopted within 30 days following the canvass of such election. Such ordinance shall be adopted in the manner provided by K.S.A. 12-3001, and amendments thereto.

(d) If an election is held pursuant to subsection (c) and a majority of the qualified electors vote in favor of removing the building code, the governing body of the city shall not adopt any such ordinance for at least four years following the date of the election held pursuant to subsection (c).

History: L. 1998, ch. 128, ยง 1; Apr. 30.


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