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17-1335. Same; authority of association; issuance of bonds. (a) The district cemetery association shall have all the authority now provided by law for cemetery associations and corporations which shall specifically include but shall not be limited to the authorities granted by K.S.A. 17-1302, 17-1311, 17-1312, 17-1319, 17-1320 and 17-1321, and amendments thereto. The cemetery of such district association shall be and remain a public cemetery.

(b) The board of directors of such district is hereby authorized to issue general obligation bonds of the district for the purpose of acquiring additional land for cemetery purposes in the manner herein provided. Before any such bonds shall be issued, the board shall adopt a resolution declaring its intention to issue such bonds, stating the purpose for which the bonds are to be issued and the amount thereof. Such resolution shall be published once each week for three consecutive weeks in the official county newspaper. If within 30 days following the date of the last publication of such resolution a petition signed by not less than 5% of the qualified electors of the district is filed in the office of the county election officer requesting an election on the proposition to issue such bonds, no bonds shall be issued without such proposition having been approved by a majority of the electors of the district voting at an election called and held thereon. All such elections shall be noticed, called and held in the manner prescribed for the giving of notice, calling and the conduct of elections under the general bond law. If no sufficient petition is filed within the time prescribed or if such proposition is approved by a majority of the qualified electors of the district voting at an election held thereon, bonds of the district may be issued in an amount not to exceed the amount specified in the original resolution of the board.

History: L. 1925, ch. 148, § 6; L. 1951, ch. 200, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 95, § 5; July 1.

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