SB 959 Modifies provisions for the abatement of vacant nuisance properties in Kansas City
Sponsor: Holsman
LR Number: 5262S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Last Action: 1/28/2016 - Second Read and Referred S Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee Journal Page: S205
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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Current Bill Summary

SB 959 - Under current law, the Kansas City Council may enact an ordinance to allow the city building official to petition the county circuit court for the appointment of a receiver to rehabilitate a vacant nuisance building or structure, demolish it, or sell it to a qualified buyer.

This act modifies the provision to provide that the city can petition the circuit court. In addition, rather than allowing a sale to a qualified buyer, this act provides that the property may be sold to a buyer who can demonstrate an ability to abate the nuisance and vacancy.

Under this act, the court must maintain jurisdiction over the matter and the property until the city dismisses the case or the nuisance and vacancy is abated.