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22a-109. Establishment of district attorney office in twenty-seventh judicial district. (a) There is hereby established the office of district attorney in the twenty-seventh judicial district.

(b) The person holding the office of county attorney in Reno county on the effective date of this act shall become the district attorney of the twenty-seventh judicial district and the office of county attorney in such judicial district shall be and is hereby abolished on such date. Commencing with the general election in 2000, and at the general election every four years thereafter, a district attorney shall be elected in the judicial district for a four-year term, commencing on the second Monday in January next following the election.

(c) The district attorney authorized by this section is hereby declared to be an executive officer of the judicial district in which such attorney is elected, with the office constituting a separate entity within the district for administrative purposes. In no event shall the district attorney be deemed an officer of any county.

(d) Before entering upon the duties of the office, the district attorney shall take the oath of office required by law for public officers and shall execute a good and sufficient surety bond in the manner prescribed by K.S.A. 75-4101 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(e) The provisions of K.S.A. 22a-102, 22a-103, 22a-104, 22a-105, 22a-106 and 22a-107, and amendments thereto, shall be applicable to the office of district attorney established by this section.

History: L. 1999, ch. 59, ยง 1; July 1.

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