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14-1807. Abandonment of organization under act; election. Any city which shall have operated for more than four (4) years under the provisions of this act may abandon such organization thereunder and accept the provisions of the general law of the state then applicable to the cities of its population, by submission, in the manner provided by K.S.A. 12-184, to a vote of the qualified electors of the city, of the following proposition: "Shall the city of (name of city) abandon its organization under chapter 82 of the Laws of 1909, and the acts amendatory thereto, and become a city under the general law governing cities of like population?"

If a majority of the votes cast at such election be in favor of such proposition, the officers elected at the next succeeding biennial election shall be those then prescribed by the general law of the state for cities of like population, and the terms of office for which such officers shall be elected shall be those prescribed by K.S.A. 14-201, in the case of the organization of a city of the second class; and upon the qualification of such officers, such city shall become a city under such general law of the state.

Such election shall be held in all respects according to the law for holding city elections on questions submitted.

History: L. 1909, ch. 82, § 37; R.S. 1923, § 14-1807; L. 1933, ch. 140, § 1; L. 1976, ch. 76, § 16; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Mentioned in note on initiative and referendum, 22 K.L.R. 654, 655 (1974).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Adoption of abandonment of forms of city government. 84-60.

General provisions; abandonment of organization under act. 85-11.

Change in form of city government and in number of wards; petitions; requirements; time of election. 92-136.

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