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12-1223. Same; Johnson county; corporate status of library board. (a) Except as provided by subsection (b), the library board of a library established under, or governed by the provisions of this act shall constitute a body corporate and politic, possessing the usual powers of a corporation for public purposes, under the name and style of "the board of directors of _______________ (name of municipality) library" and under such name may contract, sue and be sued and acquire, hold and convey real and personal property in accordance with law. The acquisition or disposition of real property shall be subject to the approval of the governing body of the municipality.

(b) In Johnson county, the library board shall constitute a body corporate and politic possessing the usual powers of a corporation for public purposes, under the name and type of "the board of directors of _______________ (name of municipality) library" and under such name may contract, acquire, hold and convey real and personal property in accordance with the law. The acquisition or disposition of real property shall be subject to the approval of the board of county commissioners. The library board in such county may sue with permission of the board of county commissioners, by resolution, and be sued only in the name of "The Board of County Commissioners of the County of __________;" pursuant to K.S.A. 19-105, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1951, ch. 485, ยง 6; L. 1984, ch. 69, ยง 1; January 1, 1985.

Attorney General's Opinions:

City, county and township libraries; application of K.S.A. 12-1223 and 12-1225. 92-5.

County levies for maintenance of library to be deposited in separate fund; fund defined. 97-35.


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