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4-232. Thirty-first judicial district. The counties of Allen, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson shall constitute the 31st judicial district. There shall be three district judges in such district.

The district judge holding office in division number two in the fourth judicial district, as that district was constituted on June 30, 1983, and the district judge holding office in division number four in the 11th judicial district, as that district was constituted on June 30, 1983, shall continue to hold office for the terms for which appointed and shall serve as district judges of the 31st judicial district for those terms and until successors are appointed and qualified. The associate district judge holding office in position four in the 11th judicial district, as that district was constituted on June 30, 1983, shall continue to hold office for the term for which appointed and shall serve as district judge of the 31st judicial district for that term and until a successor is appointed and qualified. The district magistrate judges holding office in positions one and four in the fourth judicial district, as that district was constituted on June 30, 1983, shall continue to hold office for the terms for which appointed and shall serve as district magistrate judges of the 31st judicial district for those terms and until successors are appointed and qualified.

The district court of the 31st judicial district shall hold court in the city of Iola in Allen county, the cities of Chanute and Erie in Neosho county, the city of Fredonia in Wilson county and the city of Yates Center in Woodson county.

History: L. 1983, ch. 105, § 4; L. 1986, ch. 115, § 28; Jan. 12, 1987.

Revisor's Note:

The following list of prior laws establishing boundaries of judicial districts and terms of court has been compiled for convenience in tracing legislative histories of judicial districts. Boundaries are now established under 4-202 et seq.; and terms of district courts are presently fixed by rules of the Kansas Supreme Court.

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1861, ch. 23, § 3; L. 1862, ch. 69, § 3; L. 1862, ch. 70,§ 1; L. 1867, ch. 52, § 1; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 306, § 1; L. 1869, ch. 36, § 1; L. 1872, ch. 115, § 2; L. 1875, ch. 80, § 1; L. 1881, ch. 90, § 1; L. 1881, ch. 91, § 1; L. 1887, ch. 136, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 119, § 1; L. 1899, ch. 131, § 2; L. 1901, ch. 152, § 1; L. 1903, ch. 203, § 1.

SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1861, ch. 23, § 4; L. 1862, ch. 69, § 4; L. 1863, ch. 20,§ 1; L. 1867, ch. 52, § 2; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 306, § 2; L. 1869, ch. 36, § 2; L. 1870, ch. 56, § 1; L. 1871, ch. 72, § 1; L. 1872, ch. 115, § 2; L. 1877, ch. 91, § 1; L. 1881, ch. 92, § 1; L. 1887, ch. 137, § 1.

THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1861, ch. 23, § 5; L. 1862, ch. 69, § 5; L. 1862, ch. 71, § 1; L. 1862, ch. 72, § 2; L. 1864, ch. 40, § 1; L. 1865, ch. 34, §§ 1, 6; L. 1866, ch. 38, § 1; L. 1867, ch. 52,§ 3; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 306, § 3; L. 1869, ch. 36, § 3; L. 1871, ch. 73, § 3; L. 1872, ch. 114, § 2; L. 1872, ch. 115, § 2; L. 1875, ch. 81, § 1; L. 1877, ch. 92, § 1; L. 1881, ch. 91, § 1; L. 1881, ch. 93, § 1; L. 1883, ch. 93, § 1; L. 1885, ch. 111, § 1; L. 1897, ch. 112, § 1.

FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1861, ch. 23, § 6; L. 1862, ch. 69, § 6; L. 1863, ch. 19, § 1; L. 1867, ch. 52, § 4; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 306, § 4; L. 1869, ch. 34, § 3; L. 1869, ch. 36, § 4; L. 1871, ch. 71, § 1; L. 1872, ch 115, § 1; L. 1874, ch. 69, § 1; L. 1877, ch. 93, § 1; L. 1881, ch. 101, § 1; L. 1885, ch. 121, § 1; L. 1886, ch. 92, § 1; L. 1895, ch. 102, § 1; L. 1953, ch. 183, § 1.

FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1861, ch. 23, § 7; L. 1862, ch. 69, § 7; L. 1862, ch. 72, § 1; L. 1863, ch. 22, § 1; L. 1864, ch. 41, § 1; L. 1866, ch. 39, § 1; L. 1867, ch. 52, § 5; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 306, § 5; L. 1869, ch. 35, § 1; L. 1869, ch. 36, § 5; L. 1873, ch. 81, §§ 1, 2; L. 1874, ch. 63, § 1; L. 1877, ch. 94, § 1; L. 1881, ch. 94, § 1; L. 1885, ch. 112, § 1; L. 1886, ch. 93, § 1; L. 1887, ch. 147, §§ 1, 2; L. 1895, ch. 106, §§ 1, 2.

SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1867, ch. 52, § 6; L. 1867, ch. 53, § 1; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 307, § 6; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 313, § 1; L. 1869, ch. 34, § 1; L. 1869, ch. 36, § 6; L. 1870, ch. 59, § 1; L. 1872, ch. 115, § 2; L. 1875, ch. 83, § 2; L. 1876, ch. 68, §§ 1, 2; L. 1877, ch. 95, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 118,§§ 1, 2; L. 1891, ch. 103, § 1; L. 1897, ch. 113, § 1; L. 1901, ch. 153, § 1; L. 1905, ch. 199, §§ 1, 4; L. 1909, ch. 110, § 1; L. 1911, ch. 158, § 1; L. 1949, ch. 230, § 1 (see § 20-1006a) .

SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1867, ch. 52, § 7; L. 1867, ch. 53, § 2; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 307, § 7; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 313, § 2; L. 1869, ch. 34, § 2; L. 1869, ch. 36, § 7; L. 1871, ch. 73, § 1; L. 1872, ch. 114, § 1; L. 1872, ch. 115, § 2; L. 1874, ch. 68, § 1; L. 1877, ch. 96, § 1; L. 1883, ch. 94, § 1; L. 1897, ch. 114, § 1; L. 1901, ch. 154, § 1; L. 1903, ch. 209, §§ 1, 3; L. 1903, ch. 49, § 1 (Special Session); L. 1905, ch. 200, § 1; L. 1911, ch. 159, § 1.

EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1867, ch. 52, § 8; L. 1867, ch. 53, § 3; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 310, § 1; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 311, § 1; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 313, § 3; L. 1869, ch. 37, § 1; L. 1870, ch. 55, § 1; L. 1871, ch. 70, § 1; L. 1872, ch. 120, §§ 1, 2; L. 1873, ch. 80, § 1; L. 1875, ch. 83, § 1; L. 1877, ch. 95, § 2; L. 1881, ch. 91, § 1; L. 1881, ch. 95, § 1; L. 1883, ch. 95, § 1; L. 1885, ch. 113, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 3, 4; L. 1895, ch. 106, §§ 3, 4; L. 1897, ch. 115, § 1; L. 1901, ch. 155, § 1.

NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1867, ch. 52, § 9; L. 1867, ch. 53, § 4; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 307, § 9; G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 313, § 4; L. 1869, ch. 36, § 8; L. 1871, ch. 69, § 1; L. 1872, ch. 115,§ 2; L. 1872, ch. 118, § 1; L. 1872, ch. 119, § 2; L. 1873, ch. 79, § 1; L. 1873, ch. 77, § 2; L. 1874, ch. 62, § 1; L. 1874, ch. 66, §§ 1, 2; L. 1874, ch. 67, § 1; L. 1875, ch. 84, §§ 1, 2; L. 1876, ch. 69, § 1; L. 1881, ch. 96, § 1; L. 1883, ch. 96, § 1; L. 1885, ch. 114, § 1; L. 1887, ch. 147, § 13; L. 1889, ch. 118, § 37; L. 1895, ch. 106, §§ 5, 6; L. 1899, ch. 132, § 1; L. 1923, ch. 126, § 1; L. 1939, ch. 175, § 1 (see § 20-1038) .

TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1869, ch. 34, § 4; L. 1869, ch. 36, § 9; L. 1870, ch. 54, § 1; L. 1872, ch. 115, § 2; L. 1874, ch. 65, §§ 1, 2; L. 1875, ch. 85, § 1; L. 1876, ch. 68, § 3; L. 1887, ch. 138, § 1; L. 1887, ch. 139, § 1; L. 1899, ch. 133, § 1; L. 1917, ch. 157, § 1; L. 1949, ch. 230, § 1 (see §20-1006a).

ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1870, ch. 60, §§ 1, 2; L. 1871, ch. 68, §§ 1, 2; L. 1872, ch. 121, § 1; L. 1874, ch. 64, § 1; L. 1885, ch. 115, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 5, 6; L. 1901, ch. 156, § 1; L. 1901, ch. 157, § 1.

TWELFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

G.S. 1868, ch. 28, p. 312, § 4; L. 1871, ch. 67, §§ 1, 2; L. 1872, ch. 116, § 1; L. 1873, ch. 78, §§ 1, 2; L. 1875, ch. 86, § 1; L. 1877, ch. 97, § 1; L. 1885, ch. 116, § 1; L. 1886, ch. 94, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 7, 8; L. 1895, ch. 97, § 1; L. 1909, ch. 111, § 1.

THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1872, ch. 112, §§ 1, 2; L. 1872, ch. 118, § 2; L. 1874, ch. 63, § 2; L. 1875, ch. 82, § 1; L. 1876, ch. 70, § 1; L. 1877, ch. 98, § 1; L. 1881, ch. 97, § 1; L. 1883, ch. 97, § 1; L. 1885, ch. 117, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 121, § 1; L. 1895, ch. 106, §§ 7, 8; L. 1897, ch. 116, § 1; L. 1903, ch. 204, § 1; L. 1907, ch. 170, § 1; L. 1915, ch. 190, §1.

FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1872, ch. 113, §§ 1, 2; L. 1873, ch. 77, § 1; L. 1874, ch. 61, § 1; L. 1875, ch. 87, § 1; L. 1876, ch. 71, § 1; L. 1877, ch. 99, § 1; L. 1879, ch. 95, § 1; L. 1881, ch. 98, §§ 1, 2; L. 1883, ch. 98, § 1; L. 1885, ch. 118, § 1; L. 1886, ch. 94, § 2; L. 1887, ch. 140, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 9, 10; L. 1891, ch. 104, § 1; L. 1901, ch. 157, § 2; L. 1905, ch. 201, § 1; L. 1907, ch. 171, §§ 1, 3; R.S. 1923, § 20-1014; L. 1927, ch. 183, § 1; L. 1929, ch. 163, § 1.

FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1873, ch. 76, §§ 1, 2; L. 1874, ch. 60, § 1; L. 1881, ch. 102, § 1; L. 1883, ch. 99, § 1; L. 1886, ch. 95, § 1; L. 1887, ch. 141, § 1; L. 1925, ch. 150, § 1.

SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1881, ch. 99, §§ 1, 2; L. 1883, ch. 100, § 1; L. 1885, ch. 119, § 1; L. 1886, ch. 96, § 1; L. 1887, ch. 142, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 11, 12; L. 1889, ch. 122, § 1; L. 1891, ch. 105, § 1; L. 1895, ch. 98, §§ 1, 2; L. 1907, ch. 171, §§ 1, 5; L. 1923, ch. 127, § 1.

SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1881, ch. 100, §§ 1, 2; L. 1883, ch. 101, § 1; L. 1883, ch. 103, § 2; L. 1886, ch. 97, § 1; L. 1887, ch. 143, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 13, 14; L. 1891, ch. 106, § 1; L. 1895, ch. 100, § 1; L. 1899, ch. 134, § 1; L. 1925, ch. 151, § 1.

EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1883, ch. 102, §§ 1, 2; L. 1886, ch. 98, § 1; L. 1887, ch. 147, § 14; L. 1891, ch. 107, § 1; L. 1903, ch. 205, §1.

NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1885, ch. 137, §§ 1, 2; L. 1887, ch. 144, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 15, 16; L. 1895, ch. 106, §§ 9, 10; R.S. 1923, § 20-1019; L. 1927, ch. 186, §§ 1, 3.

TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1885, ch. 138, §§ 1, 2; L. 1889, ch. 123, § 1; L. 1901, ch. 158, § 1.

TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1879, ch. 96, § 1; L. 1885, ch. 139, §§ 1, 2; L. 1886, ch. 99, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 17, 18; L. 1895, ch. 101, § 1; L. 1917, ch. 158, § 1.

TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1886, ch. 118, §§ 1, 2; L. 1886, ch. 119, § 1; L. 1899, ch. 135, § 1; L. 1907, ch. 172, § 1.

TWENTY-THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1886, ch. 120, §§ 1, 2; L. 1887, ch. 145, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 19, 20; L. 1895, ch. 99, §§ 1, 2; L. 1895, ch. 107, § 1; L. 1901, ch. 159, § 1; L. 1905, ch. 202, § 1; L. 1907, ch. 173, § 1; L. 1907, ch. 174, § 1; L. 1913, ch. 174, § 1; L. 1913, ch. 175, § 1; L. 1919, ch. 171,§ 1; L. 1919, ch. 172, § 1; L. 1923, ch. 128, § 1.

TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1886, ch. 121, §§ 1, 2; L. 1887, ch. 146, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 21, 22; L. 1895, ch. 106, §§ 11, 12; L. 1901, ch. 160, § 1; L. 1911, ch. 157, § 1; L. 1919, ch. 173, § 1.

TWENTY-FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1885, ch. 137, §§ 1, 2; L. 1887, ch. 144, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 15, 16; L. 1895, ch. 106, §§ 9, 10; R.S. 1923, § 20-1019; L. 1927, ch. 186, §§ 1, 5.

The original twenty-fifth judicial district was created by L. 1887, ch. 147, §§ 3, 4. The district was composed of the counties of Chase, Marion and McPherson.

Chapter 106 of the Laws of 1895 abolished original district twenty-five in the following manner: The county of Chase was made a part of the fifth judicial district; L. 1895, ch. 106, § 1. The county of Marion was made a part of the eighth judicial district; L. 1895, ch. 106, §3. The county of McPherson was made a part of the ninth judicial district; L. 1895, ch. 106, § 5.

TWENTY-SIXTH, TWENTY-SEVENTH AND TWENTY-EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICTS

The twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth judicial districts were created by chapter 147 of the Laws of 1887.

The twenty-sixth judicial district was originally composed of the counties of Greenwood and Butler. This district was abolished by chapter 106 of the Laws of 1895 in the following manner: The counties of Greenwood and Butler were made a part of the thirteenth judicial district; L. 1895, ch. 106, § 7.

The twenty-seventh judicial district was originally composed of the counties of Gray, Ford, Finney, Kearny and Hamilton. This district was abolished by chapter 106 of the Laws of 1895 in the following manner: The counties of Gray and Ford were made a part of the thirty-first judicial district; L. 1895, ch. 106, §13. The counties of Finney, Kearny and Hamilton were made a part of the thirty-second judicial district; L. 1895, ch. 106, § 15.

The twenty-eighth judicial district was originally composed of the counties of Kingman, Pratt and Kiowa. This district was abolished by chapter 106 of the Laws of 1895 in the following manner: The counties of Kingman and Pratt were made a part of the twenty-fourth judicial district; L. 1895, ch. 106, § 11. The county of Kiowa was made a part of the thirty-first judicial district; L. 1895, ch. 106, § 13.

TWENTY-NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1887, ch. 147, §§ 11, 12; L. 1908, ch. 53, § 1.

THIRTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 25, 26; L. 1891, ch. 108, § 1; L. 1895, ch. 99, §§ 3, 4; L. 1897, ch. 117, § 1; L. 1917, ch. 159, § 1.

THIRTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1884, ch. 9, § 1; L. 1885, ch. 119, § 2; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 27, 28; L. 1895, ch. 106, §§ 13, 14; L. 1895, ch. 364, § 1; L. 1897, ch. 118, § 1; L. 1899, ch. 136, § 1; L. 1905, ch. 203, § 1; L. 1907, ch. 175, § 1; L. 1923, ch. 129, § 1.

THIRTY-SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1884, ch. 9, § 1; L. 1885, ch. 119, § 2; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 29, 30; L. 1889, ch. 126, § 1; L. 1895, ch. 106, §§ 15, 16; L. 1895, ch. 364, § 1; L. 1901, ch. 161, § 1; L. 1903, ch. 206, § 1; L. 1905, ch. 202, § 3; L. 1907, ch. 176, §§ 3, 4, 6; L. 1908, ch. 49, § 1; L. 1908, ch. 50, §§ 3 to 6; L. 1913, ch. 176, § 1; L. 1913, ch. 177, §§ 3 to 6; L. 1913, ch. 178, §§ 3 to 6; L. 1915, ch. 191, § 1; L. 1919, ch. 174, § 1; R.S. 1923, § 20-1028; L. 1925, ch. 152, § 1; L. 1925, ch. 153, § 1; L. 1927, ch. 184, § 1; L. 1929, ch. 164, § 1; L. 1931, ch. 172, § 1.

THIRTY-THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1877, ch. 100, § 1; L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 31, 32; L. 1897, ch. 119, §§ 1, 2; L. 1899, ch. 137, § 1; L. 1899, ch. 138, § 1; L. 1903, ch. 207, § 1; L. 1905, ch. 204, § 1; L. 1907, ch. 176, §§ 1 to 10; L. 1908, ch. 50, §§ 1 to 10; L. 1913, ch. 177, §§ 1 to 10; L. 1913, ch. 178, §§ 1 to 10; L. 1919, ch. 175, § 1; R.S. 1923, § 20-1029; L. 1925, ch. 152, § 2; L. 1927, ch. 185, § 1.

THIRTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 33, 34; L. 1903, ch. 208, § 1; L. 1929, ch. 165, § 1.

THIRTY-FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1889, ch. 118, §§ 35, 36; L. 1901, ch. 162, § 1; L. 1923, ch. 130, §§ 1, 2.

THIRTY-SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1899, ch. 123, § 1; L. 1899, ch. 131, § 1; L. 1911, ch. 160, § 1; L. 1923, ch. 130, §§ 1, 3.

THIRTY-SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1903, ch. 209, §§ 1, 4.

THIRTY-EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1905, ch. 199, §§ 1, 3; L. 1921, ch. 172, § 1; L. 1931, ch. 173, § 1.

THIRTY-NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1925, ch. 152, § 3; L. 1931, ch. 174, § 1; L. 1941, ch. 214, § 1.

FORTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1939, ch. 175, § 1 (see § 20-1038) .

FORTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

L. 1953, ch. 183, § 1.


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