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19-212f. Establishment or participation in weather modification programs; expenditures. The board of county commissioners of any county is hereby authorized to establish or participate in weather modification programs and for the purpose of paying the costs thereof are hereby authorized to expend moneys from the county general fund, moneys derived from taxes levied therefor or any other funds of the county available for such purpose and in addition to receive and expend any and all funds which may be offered or become available from federal or state grants or appropriations, private gifts, donations or bequests or from any other source. As used in this act "weather modification" means and extends to the control, alteration, amelioration of weather elements including man-caused changes in the natural precipitation process, hail suppression or modification and alteration of other weather phenomena including temperature, wind direction and velocity, and the initiating, increasing, decreasing and otherwise modifying by artificial methods precipitation in the form of rain, snow, hail, mist or fog through cloud seeding, electrification or by other means to provide immediate practical benefits.

History: L. 1975, ch. 74, ยง 2; July 1.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Kansas weather modification act, see chapter 82a, article 14.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Resolution prohibiting cloud seeding not a valid exercise of county home rule powers. 2000-62.


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