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12-1231. Regional library; resolution; petition; election; board; certain cooperating township libraries to be maintained as regional libraries. Any two (2) or more adjoining counties, or any two (2) or more adjoining townships, may establish and maintain a regional library as provided in this act. A proposition to establish and maintain a regional library may be submitted to the electors of each county or township proposing to participate therein, by resolution of the governing body thereof, and shall be submitted upon presentation of a petition signed by ten percent (10%) of the qualified electors of the county or township as determined upon the basis of the total vote cast for secretary of state at the last preceding general election. Such proposition shall be submitted at the first general election occurring after the passage of the resolution or the presentation of the petition, and if a majority of the votes cast in each county or township voting on the proposition shall be in the affirmative, the governing bodies of such counties or townships shall forthwith create a library board and proceed to establish a regional library. Any township library originally established under the authority of K.S.A. 80-804, which has been continuously maintained and operated and which is providing library services in the member townships on the effective date of this act shall be governed by and maintained in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 12-1231 to 12-1235, inclusive, and amendments thereto, as a regional library.

History: L. 1951, ch. 485, § 14; L. 1980, ch. 66, § 1; April 26.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Regional system of cooperating libraries. 89-129.

Regional library held to be a political subdivision for purposes of K.S.A. 12-16,102. 1998-39.

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