Terms Used In Kansas Statutes > Chapter 8 > Article 11
- Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
- Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
- Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
- Bequest: Property gifted by will.
- Board member position: means one of the numbered positions used to identify the ten (10) members of the state board of education. See Kansas Statutes 72-244
- Commissioner: means the commissioner of education created by section 4 of article 6 of the constitution and provided for by K. See Kansas Statutes 72-244
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Deed: is a pplied to an instrument conveying lands but does not imply a sealed instrument. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- District: means any school district except a community junior college;
(b) "Board" and "board of education" mean the board of education or other governing body of a district;
(c) "Receiving district" means a school district receiving territory by transfer thereof from another school district;
(d) "Giving district" means a school district from which school territory is transferred to another school district;
(e) "State board" means the state board of education created by article 6 of the constitution of Kansas. See Kansas Statutes 72-521
- Donor: The person who makes a gift.
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
- Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
- Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
- Highway: means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for the purposes of vehicular travel. See Kansas Statutes 8-1101
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Law enforcement officer: means and includes the Kansas highway patrol, police, sheriff, who are vested with the power and authority of peace, police, and law enforcement, or those authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations. See Kansas Statutes 8-1101
- Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
- member district: means one of ten (10) districts from which a board member is elected, as is prescribed in article 6, section 3 (a) of the constitution of Kansas. See Kansas Statutes 72-244
- Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Motor vehicle: means every vehicle, or tractor trailer combination, which is self-propelled by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway except vehicles used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Kansas Statutes 8-1101
- Oath: includes an affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in similar cases "swear" includes affirm. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, evidences of debt and things in action, and digital assets as defined in the revised uniform fiduciary access to digital assets act, K. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Property: includes personal and real property. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Public agency: means and includes the department of transportation, the Kansas turnpike authority, a county, city and township. See Kansas Statutes 8-1101
- Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
- real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights to them and interest in them, equitable as well as legal. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
- Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
- Residence: means the place which is adopted by a person as the person's place of habitation and to which, whenever the person is absent, the person has the intention of returning. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- road: include public bridges and may be construed to be equivalent to "county way" "county road" "common road" "state road" and "territorial road. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- seal: includes an impression of the seal upon the paper alone, as well as upon wax or a wafer affixed to the paper. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
- State board: means the state board of education created by sections 2 and 3 of article 6 of the constitution and provided for by K. See Kansas Statutes 72-244
- State department: means the state department of education established by K. See Kansas Statutes 72-244
- Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.