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12-5242. Rural housing incentives; definitions. Except as otherwise provided, as used in K.S.A. 12-5241 through 12-5251 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 12-5252 through 12-5258, and amendments thereto, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:

(a) "City" means any city incorporated in accordance with Kansas law with a population of less than 60,000 in a county with a population of less than 80,000, as certified to the secretary of state by the director of the division of the budget on the previous July 1 in accordance with K.S.A. 11-201, and amendments thereto.

(b) "City housing authority" means any agency of a city created pursuant to the municipal housing law, K.S.A. 17-2337 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(c) "Corporation" means the Kansas housing resources corporation.

(d) "County" means any county organized in accordance with K.S.A. 18-101 et seq., and amendments thereto, with a population of less than 60,000, as certified to the secretary of state by the director of the division of the budget on the previous July 1st in accordance with K.S.A. 11-201, and amendments thereto.

(e) "Developer" means the person, firm or corporation responsible under an agreement with the governing body to develop housing or related public facilities in a district.

(f) "District" means a rural housing incentive district established in accordance with this act.

(g) "Governing body" means the board of county commissioners of any county or the mayor and council, mayor and commissioners or board of commissioners, as the laws affecting the organization and status of cities affected may provide.

(h) "Housing development activities" means the construction or rehabilitation of infrastructure necessary to support construction of new residential dwellings and the actual construction of such residential dwellings, if such construction is conducted by a city housing authority.

(i) "Secretary" means the secretary of commerce of the state of Kansas.

(j) "Real property taxes" means and includes all taxes levied on an ad valorem basis upon land and improvements thereon.

(k) "Taxing subdivision" means the county, the city, the unified school district, and any other taxing subdivision levying real property taxes, the territory or jurisdiction of which includes any currently existing or subsequently created rural housing incentive district.

History: L. 1998, ch. 66, § 2; L. 2003, ch. 154, § 7; L. 2008, ch. 92, § 1; L. 2009, ch. 143, § 5; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was amended three times in the 2008 session, see also 12-5242a and 12-5242b.

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