Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 113
Other Identifying Information:2001 Senate Bill 309
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act authorizing the state historical society to accept conveyance of certain real property on behalf of the state.
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CHAPTER 113

SENATE BILL No. 309


An Act authorizing the state historical society to accept conveyance of certain real property on behalf of the state.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. (a) The state historical society is authorized to accept and

hold, in the name of the state, the William Allen White House, located

at 927 Exchange Street, Emporia, Kansas 66801, Lot 137, 139, 141 and

143 on Exchange St., Section 10, Township 19, Range 11E. Such real

property and the improvements thereon shall be acquired in fee simple

by gift, grant or designation for the purpose of establishing and maintain-

ing it as a historical landmark and memorial to the great author, news-

paper editor and a social and political force that shaped the state and the

nation during the first half of the twentieth century. The state historical

society shall have the power to do any and all things necessary to carry

out the intent and purpose of this act and to make such rules and regu-

lations for the use, enjoyment and government of the premises as may be

necessary.

(b) Conveyance of the property described in subsection (a) shall not

be accepted by the executive director of the state historical society until

the attorney general approves the deed and determines that such con-

veyance would convey such land in fee simple to the state of Kansas.

(c) Moneys received by the state historical society from federal agen-

cies or other federal sources for the William Allen White House shall be

expended for restoring, equipping and otherwise preparing the William

Allen White House for visitation by members of the public, including all

interpretation and similar exhibit development, to the extent permitted

by applicable federal requirements, guidelines and limitations.

(d) All expenditures by the state historical society for the operations

or for any capital improvements for the William Allen White House shall

be funded from moneys received from federal agencies, local govern-

mental entities or private sources, including but not limited to fees and

donations received from persons visiting the William Allen White House.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the Kansas register.

Approved April 16, 2000.

Published in the Kansas Register April 26, 2000.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001