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55-211a. Lease of lands by municipal corporations, board of park commissioners, improvement districts or other public agency or quasi-municipal corporation; disposition of moneys. The governing body of any municipal corporation, board of park commissioners of any municipal corporation, trustees or directors of any cemetery association or improvement district, directors of any cemetery district, township board of any township, or any other public agency or quasi-municipal corporation, owning or having the management and control of any tract of land within the state of Kansas, is hereby authorized and empowered to lease such lands, or any part thereof, for drilling for oil or gas upon such terms as may be agreed upon except that any such lease shall contain provisions for spacing of producing wells in accordance with rules and regulations of the state corporation commission as provided by law and no oil or gas well shall be drilled or located within 100 feet of that portion of any such lands actually used for burial purposes.

Any moneys arising from such lease or the production of oil or gas may be credited to a special reserve or trust fund and invested in the manner prescribed by K.S.A. 12-1675 et seq. and amendments thereto. All interest received from the investment of moneys in special reserve or trust funds and any moneys received from such lease or the production of oil or gas which is not credited to a special reserve or trust fund shall become a part of the general fund of any such municipality, board of park commissioners, association, improvement district, cemetery district, township, public agency, or quasi-municipal corporation.

History: L. 1949, ch. 307, § 1; L. 1957, ch. 314, § 1; L. 1968, ch. 277, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 202, § 1; July 1.


1. Mentioned in determining title ordinarily acquired by condemnation. Sutton v. Frazier, 183 K. 33, 44, 325 P.2d 338.

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