Kansas requires ballot questions for issuing new bonding and exceeding the capital outlay levy cap. In Kansas, no capital outlay levy can exceed five years in length without voter approval. Also, ballot questions are mandatory in Kansas for issuing new bonds. In Kansas, a school district cannot have more than fourteen percent of its debt come from bonds. Kansas is one of a handful of states that requires school districts to seek approval from the state government before having a ballot question presented to the voters to issue new bonds.