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Publications icon2024 Session Laws of Kansas


House Bill No. 2587

An Act concerning drainage districts; relating to the governance thereof; authorizing the board of directors of such districts to hold executive sessions in accordance with the open meetings act; amending K.S.A. 24-416 and repealing the existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 24-416 is hereby amended to read as follows: 24-416. (a) The board of directors shall meet at least once each year. At such meeting, the board shall adopt a resolution stating the time, date and place of all regular meetings of the board. The resolution also shall state that if the regular meeting date occurs on a Sunday or on a legal holiday or a holiday specified by the board, the meeting shall be held at the same time and place on the next day following the holiday. The resolution shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the district is located. Meetings may be held on the call of the chairperson or at the request of a majority of the members of the board. Written notice of any special meeting shall be given to members of the board at least two days in advance of the meeting. The notice shall specify the time, place and purpose of the special meeting.

(b) A majority of directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and in the absence of the presiding officer or secretary, a quorum at any meeting may select a presiding officer and a secretary pro tem. All meetings shall be open to the public and no meeting shall be held by the board or any of the members thereof to which the public is denied admission and the board shall not at any time go into executive session, except that the board may meet in executive session in accordance with K.S.A. 75-4319, and amendments thereto.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 24-416 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.

Approved March 29, 2024.