Chapter 77: Statutes; Administrative Rules And Regulations And Procedure

Article 6: Kansas Judicial Review Act

Statute 77-614: Petition; filing and contents; responsive pleading, filing and service. (a) A petition for judicial review shall be filed with the clerk of the court.

      (b)   A petition for judicial review shall set forth:

      (1)   The name and mailing address of the petitioner;

      (2)   the name and mailing address of the agency whose action is at issue;

      (3)   identification of the agency action at issue, together with a duplicate copy, summary or brief description of the agency action;

      (4)   identification of persons who were parties in any adjudicative proceedings that led to the agency action;

      (5)   facts to demonstrate that the petitioner is entitled to obtain judicial review;

      (6)   the petitioner's reasons for believing that relief should be granted; and

      (7)   a request for relief, specifying the type and extent of relief requested.

      (c)   Failure to include some of the information listed in subsection (b) in the initial petition does not deprive the reviewing court of jurisdiction over the appeal. Leave to supplement the petition with omitted information required by subsection (b) shall be freely given when justice so requires.

      (d)   Within 30 days after service on the agency or notice to other parties of the petition as provided in K.S.A. 77-615, and amendments thereto, a party to judicial review proceedings may file an answer or other responsive pleading and shall serve a copy of any such answer or pleading in the manner provided by subsection (e) of K.S.A. 77-613, and amendments thereto, upon all parties to the proceedings.

      (e)   In any method of serving process, substantial compliance shall effect valid service of process if the court finds that, notwithstanding some irregularity or omission, the party served was made aware that the petition or appeal had been filed.

      History:   L. 1984, ch. 338, § 14; L. 1986, ch. 318, § 7; L. 1995, ch. 175, § 11; L. 2009, ch. 109, § 26; July 1.