KANSAS OFFICE of
  REVISOR of STATUTES

  

Home >> Statutes >> Back


Click to open printable format in new window.Printable Format
 | Next

38-501. Establishment by county commissioners; petition; election. (a) The county commissioners of any county having a population of more than 20,000 may provide a detention home or juvenile farm for the purpose of caring for children who are under 18 years of age and who are delinquent, miscreant, juvenile offenders, wayward, deprived or children in need of care.

(b) Upon presentation to the board of county commissioners of any county of this state of a petition signed by at least 15% of the voters of the county, the board shall call an election to be held at the date of the next general election and shall submit at such election the question of establishing a detention home or juvenile farm. The question shall appear upon the ballot as follows:

For the detention home (or juvenile farm) ........................... ☐

Against the detention home (or juvenile farm) .................... ☐

If a majority of the votes cast for and against such proposition shall be in favor of such establishment, the board of county commissioners shall proceed to establish the same as herein provided.

(c) In the establishment of a detention home or juvenile farm or in any home or farm previously established, the commissioners shall provide separate quarters for those children who are delinquent, miscreant or juvenile offenders and those children who are wayward, deprived or children in need of care. Until a properly equipped juvenile farm has been provided, the county commissioners may lease or rent a suitable building or part thereof, for a term not to exceed five years, to be used for those purposes.

History: L. 1907, ch. 177, § 7; L. 1923, ch. 108, § 1; R.S. 1923, 38-501; L. 1976, ch. 145, § 163; L. 1983, ch. 140, § 8; July 1.


 | Next

LEGISLATIVE COORDINATING COUNCIL
3/24/2020 Meeting Notice Agenda
3/27/2020 Meeting Notice Agenda
3/29/2020 Meeting Notice Agenda
4/2/2020 Meeting Notice Agenda
4/8/2020 Meeting Notice Agenda
4/13/2020 Meeting Notice - Cancelled
4/22/2020 Meeting Notice Agenda
5/6/2020 Meeting Notice Agenda
3/29/2020 Covid-19 Map
LCC Policies

REVISOR OF STATUTES
2019
2020
Chapter 72 Statute Transfer List
Kansas School Equity & Enhancement Act
Gannon v. State
General Information, Legal Analysis & Research
2018 Amended & Repealed Statutes
2017 Amended & Repealed Statutes
2016 Amended & Repealed Statutes
2015 Amended & Repealed Statutes
2014 Amended & Repealed Statutes
2013 Amended & Repealed Statutes

USEFUL LINKS
Session Laws

 OTHER LEGISLATIVE SITES
Kansas Legislature
Administrative Services
Division of Post Audit
Research Department