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2-1316.Weed supervisors; duties; salary, how borne; annual report. (a) The board of county commissioners of each county shall, and the governing body of any incorporated city or any group of counties or cities may, employ for a stated time each year, with the approval of the secretary of agriculture, a competent person as county, city or district weed supervisor.

(b) The weed supervisor shall consult and cooperate with the state division of noxious weeds and with the assistant weed control director appointed for the supervisor's district, make annual surveys of infestations (compile data on areas eradicated and under treatment), and submit an annual report to the county commissioners and to the state division of noxious weeds, to consult and advise upon all matters pertaining to the best and most practical methods for noxious weed control and eradication and to render every possible assistance and direction for the most effective control and eradication within the supervisor's district; investigate or aid in the investigation and prosecution of any violation of this act and report violations of which the supervisor has knowledge to the county attorney.

(c) The salary of the county weed supervisor shall be borne as follows: The Kansas department of agriculture to pay not more than one-fourth thereof from any funds available, not less than three-fourths thereof to be paid out of the county noxious weed fund, prorated as may be decided at the time of such employment by the governing body or bodies employing such supervisor.

(d) The boards of county commissioners, governing bodies of cities and township boards, with the aid of their weed supervisors, shall make by February 15th each year an annual weed eradication progress report to the secretary of agriculture for the preceding calendar year, on a form supplied by the secretary, and such other weed reports as established by rules and regulations of the secretary of agriculture.

History: L. 1937, ch. 1, § 3; L. 1945, ch. 3, § 3; L. 1957, ch. 7, § 2; L. 1995, ch. 32, § 1; L. 2004, ch. 101, § 27; July 1.

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