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2019 Statute


19-28,108.Same; powers. In addition to other powers enumerated by this act, the authority shall have the power:

(a) To acquire by gift, bequest, purchase or lease from public or private sources and to plan, construct, operate and maintain, or to lease to others for construction, operation and maintenance, a sports stadium, field house, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, centers and playing fields, necessary access roads to connect with existing thoroughfares or interstate highways, parking facilities, and other suitable concessions, and to do all things incidental or necessary to establish a commercial or private complex, located upon, above or below the ground, for the types of sports and recreation, professional or amateur, which are deemed suitable therefor by the authority;

(b) To adopt a common seal;

(c) To enter into contracts, including but without limitation, the power to enter into contracts with counties and other political subdivisions: Provided, That any contract entered into by the authority with any person, providing for a term of use or occupancy by such person of any building or facility of the sports complex exceeding twenty-five (25) days in any calendar year, shall not be effective unless such contract is first approved by the board;

(d) To sue and be sued;

(e) To receive for its lawful activities any contributions or moneys appropriated by the state, any city, county or other political subdivision or agency or by the federal government or any agency or officer thereof or from any other source;

(f) To disburse funds for its lawful activities;

(g) To borrow money for the acquisition, planning, construction, equipping, operation, maintenance, repair, extension and improvement of any facility, or any part or parts thereof, which it has the power to own or to operate, and to issue negotiable notes, bonds, or other instrument in writing as evidence of sums borrowed, as provided in K.S.A. 19-28,109;

(h) To condemn any and all rights and property, of any kind or character, necessary for the purposes of the authority, in the manner provided in the acts contained in article 5 of chapter 26 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and any acts amendatory thereof: Provided, That no property now or hereafter vested in or held by the state or by any county, city, township, school district or other political subdivision shall be taken by the authority without the consent of such political subdivision; and

(i) To perform all other necessary and incidental functions, and to exercise such additional powers as shall be conferred by the legislature or by act of congress.

History: L. 1972, ch. 84, § 4; March 13.

2022. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2022-06-28T19:59:13. Head Rev No: 593009(E)