SB 780
Modifies provisions relating to political subdivisions
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/18/2018 - H Informal Calendar Senate Bills for Third Reading w/HCS
Journal Page:
HCS SB 780
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2018
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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 780 - This act modifies provisions relating to political subdivisions.


Currently, cities and counties may enact an ordinance to provide for the abatement of nuisances, and the ordinance must require notice to the property owner and, if the owner does not occupy the premises, to any occupant. This act removes the requirement that notice is to be given to the occupant. (Section 67.398)

Additionally, cities may currently enact ordinances providing for vacation and mandatory demolition of buildings determined to be dangerous to the health, safety or welfare of residents and declared to be a public nuisance, which must include notice by certified mail, personal service, or publication. This act provides that notice to interested parties may be served by a private delivery service, substantially equivalent to certified mail. (Section 67.410)

This provision is similar to a provision of SS/SCS/SB 553 (2018).


This act allows a person in any home rule city who is not the owner of the real property or who is a creditor holding a lien interest on the property, and who suspects that the real property may be abandoned, to enter the premises to visually inspect the property to determine whether it is abandoned. If the person makes a good faith determination based on the inspection that the property is abandoned, the person may secure the property, remove trash or debris from the grounds, landscape, maintain, or mow the grounds, and remove or paint over graffiti.

This act defines what it means for a property to be "abandoned", and provides immunity for the person entering the property from claims of civil and criminal trespass and all other civil immunity unless the act or omission constitutes gross negligence or willful, wanton, or intentional misconduct.

This act specifies that, in the case of real property that is subject to a mortgage or deed of trust, the creditor holding the debt secured by the mortgage or deed of trust may not enter the premises of the real property if entry is barred by an automatic stay issued by a bankruptcy court. (Section 82.462)

This provision is similar to SB 299 (2017), SB 742 (2016), and SB 228 (2015).


This act raises the maximum compensation level for lieutenant colonels, majors, captains, sergeants, master patrol officers, master detectives, detectives, investigators, and police officers in Kansas City. (Section 84.510)

This provision is identical to SB 973 (2018) and HB 2070 (2018), and a provision of HCS/SS/SB 704 (2018), HCS/SS/SCS/SB 966 (2018), SS/SCS/HB 1355 (2018), SCS/HB 1442 (2018), and of HCB 23 (2018).