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75-3713. Same; authorization of expenditures; purposes. The state finance council, by unanimous vote of all its members, is hereby authorized and empowered to make allocations to, and authorize expenditures by, state agencies from the state emergency fund for the following purposes, subject to the limitations hereinafter prescribed:

(a) Preservation of the public health and the protection of persons and property from extraordinary conditions arising after, or which were not foreseen at the time, appropriations were made by the preceding regular legislative session.

(b) Repair or replacement of any building or equipment owned by the state which has been destroyed or damaged by sabotage, fire, flood, wind, tornado, catastrophe or act of God if such building or equipment is absolutely necessary for carrying out the function of the state agency using such building or equipment.

(c) Whenever the president of the United States, pursuant to Pub. L. No. 93-288 (May 22, 1974), the disaster relief act of 1974, has declared a major disaster to exist in this state, payment of the state share of the grants made to individuals and families in this state who are adversely affected by such major disaster, to meet disaster-related necessary expenses and serious expenses of such individuals and families under the grant program administered by the governor as authorized under K.S.A. 48-938 and as provided in said disaster relief act of 1974, subject to the limitations that such share shall not exceed an amount equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the actual cost of meeting such expenses and needs as authorized by section 408 of said disaster relief act of 1974, and in any event shall not exceed one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars ($1,250) in the aggregate to any one individual or family with respect to any one major disaster.

History: L. 1953, ch. 375, § 13; L. 1955, ch. 372, § 1; L. 1967, ch. 460, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 283, § 31; April 11.

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Cross References to Related Sections:

State finance council, unanimous vote, absentee voting procedure, 75-3711.


1. Various constitutional objections considered; construed; valid; appropriation of fund specific. State, ex rel., v. Fadely, 180 Kan. 652, 655, 660, 680, 688, 694, 308 P.2d 537.

2. Cited; duty of state finance council hereunder upheld; no violation of constitutional doctrine of separation of powers. State, ex rel., v. Bennett, 219 Kan. 285, 293, 296, 298, 302, 547 P.2d 786.

3. Cited in upholding constitutionality of unanimous vote requirement of K.S.A. 15-123 for incorporation of additional city. In re Application for Incorporation as City, 241 Kan. 396, 398, 736 P.2d 875 (1987).

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