SUMMARY OF COMMITTEE VERSION OF HB1085
THE BILL WOULD ALLOW CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVES TO SERVE ON
A LEGAL DISTRICT'S
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
In effect a single representative for a corporation holding the majority of the acreage (votes)
could dominate a legal district. He could pack the Board of supervisors, could raise taxes, spend
money however he wanted, for whatever purpose he wanted.
An example would be the dead Birmingham Drainage District operated by corporate
representatives without legal status. The corporate representatives testifying as the as the dead
Birmingham Drainage District appeared to think the Bill (an Ex post facto law) could or would
convey some type of legal authority and immunity to themselves.
The reality: 1) an expired public corporation; 2) that was legally required to be liquidated, 3) that
could not exist in Kansas City; 4) operated by individuals who could not serve as supervisors in a
legal district; 4) gave sworn testimony before a legislative committee, 5) to get Bill HB 1085
passed, 6) an Ex post facto law, 7) which simply implied it was legal for the corporate
representative to operate the dead Birmingham Drainage District