A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF WHITE CITY, KANSAS, FROM THE PROVISIONS OF 2008 HOUSE BILL 2217, SPECIFICALLY NEW SECTION 1, PROVIDING FOR THE METHOD OF APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO STATUTORY AND NON-STATUTORY BOARDS.
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article 12, Section 5 of the Kansas Constitution, hereinafter referred to as the “Constitution,” cities of the State of Kansas, hereinafter referred to as the “State,” may by charter ordinance elect, in the manner prescribed in the Constitution, that the whole or any part of any enactment of the State legislature applying to such city other than enactments of statewide concern applicable uniformly to all cities; other enactments applicable uniformly to all cities; and enactments prescribing limits of indebtedness shall not apply to such city, and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Constitution, no charter ordinance shall take effect until sixty (60) days after its final publication; provided, however, if within sixty (60) days of its final publication a petition signed by a number of electors of the city equal to not less than ten percent (10%) of the number of electors who voted at the last preceding regular city elections shall be filed in the office of the clerk of such city demanding that such ordinance be submitted to a vote of the electors, such charter ordinance shall not take effect until submitted to a referendum and approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon; and
WHEREAS, 2008 House Bill 2217, hereinafter referred to as the “Act,” is an enactment of the State legislature which is applicable to the City of White City, Kansas, hereinafter referred to as the “City,” but not uniformly applicable to all cities of the same class; and
WHEREAS, the Act is not an enactment of the legislature of statewide concern applicable uniformly to all cities, to other enactments of the legislature applicable uniformly to all cities; to enactments of the legislature applicable to all cities of the same class limiting or prohibiting the levying of any tax, excise, fee, charge, or other exaction; or to enactments of the legislature prescribing limits of indebtedness.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WHITE CITY, KANSAS,
Section 1. Statute made inapplicable.
The City of White City, virtue of the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to and does exempt itself and make inapplicable to it 2008 House Bill 2217 which applies to this city but does not apply to all cities.