An Act concerning state property; relating to acquisitions and improvements thereon; con- cerning capital improvements; concerning provision of architectural services for certain projects; authorizing the conveyance of certain real property owned by the university of Kansas to the Kansas university endowment association and authorizing the acceptance and conveyance of certain real property owned by the Kansas university endowment association to the university of Kansas; amending K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 75-1253 and re- pealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 75-1253 is hereby amended to read
as follows: 75-1253. (a) Whenever it becomes necessary in
the judgment of the secretary of administration or in any case when
the total cost of a project for the construction of a building or
for major repairs or improve- ments to a building for a state
agency is expected to exceed $500,000, the secretary of
administration shall convene a negotiating committee. The state
building advisory commission shall prepare a list of at least three
and not more than five firms which are, in the opinion of the state
building advisory commission, qualified to serve as project
architect for the project. Such list shall be submitted to the
so convened, without any
recommendation of preference or other recommendation. The secretary
of administration shall meet with each negotiating com- mittee and
shall advise the negotiating committee but shall have no vote in
the selection process or other matter upon which the committee may
(b) The secretary of administration may combine two or
more sepa- rate projects for the construction of buildings or for
major repairs or improvements to buildings for state agencies, for
the purpose of procuring architectural services for all such
projects from a single firm
and. In each
such case such, the
combined projects shall be construed to be a single project for all
purposes under the provisions of K.S.A. 75-1250 to 75- 1267,
inclusive, and amendments thereto.
(c) (1) This section shall not apply to any repetitive project with a standard plan that was originally designed by the secretary of adminis- tration or an agency architect pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3) of sub- section (a) of K.S.A. 75-1254, and amendments thereto. In such a case, the secretary of administration or the agency architect may provide ar- chitectural services for the repetitive project. The repetitive design excep- tion authorized by this subsection shall not apply if the in-house archi- tectural design section of the division of architectural services has a staff of greater than one chief architect and five designers.
(2) ``Repetitive project'' means a project which uses the same standard design as was used for a project constructed previously, including, but not limited to, sub-area shops and salt domes of the department of trans- portation and showers and toilet buildings of the department of wildlife and parks. The plans for the project may be modified as required for current codes, operational needs or cost control. The total floor area of the project may be increased by an area of not more than 25% of the floor area of the originally constructed project, except that not more than 25% of the linear feet of the exterior and interior walls may be moved for such increase. A project shall not be considered to be repetitive if it has been over four years between the substantial completion of the last project using the design plans and the appropriation of funds for the proposed project.
New Sec. 2. (a) As used in this section:
(1) ``University real property'' means:
A tract of land contained in the Northeast Quarter of Section 2, Town- ship 13 South, Range 19 East of the 6th Principal Meridian, all in Douglas County, Kansas, described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 2, Township 13 South, Range 19 East, thence North along the West line of said Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 a distance of 440 feet, thence North 60 degrees East to the centerline of Constant Avenue, thence Southeast along said centerline to the South line of said Northeast 1/4, thence West to the point of begin- ning, less a 50 foot right-of-way on the west side of Constant Avenue. Said tract contains 13.9 acres, more or less.
(2) ``Foundation real property'' means:
A tract of land contained in the Northeast Quarter of Section 2, Town- ship 13 South, Range 19 East of the 6th Principal Meridian, all in Douglas County, Kansas, described as follows: Beginning at a point 440 feet North of the Southwest corner of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 2, Township 13 South, Range 19 East thence South 60 degrees West a distance of approximately 285 feet, thence North 30 degrees West, a distance of approximately 315 feet to the Northwest line of Irving Hill Road extended, thence following said Northwest line of Irving Hill Road, Northeast to the West line of said Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, thence South along said West line to the point of beginning, a distance of ap- proximately 425 feet. This tract contains approximately 3.2 acres and a building consisting of approximately 24,700 square feet.
(b) The state board of regents, for and on behalf of the university of Kansas, is hereby authorized to exchange and convey the university real property described in subsection (a)(1) to the Kansas university endow- ment association in consideration for the conveyance of the foundation real property described in subsection (a)(2) to the university of Kansas and to accept such real property. The deed to the property conveyed to the university of Kansas shall be held in escrow from the date of the conveyance for a period not to exceed 24 months from such date. The Kansas university endowment association is authorized to occupy such property during the period such property is held in escrow and shall maintain the property and provide utilities.
(c) The exchange and conveyance of real property by the state board of regents under this section shall be executed in the name of the state board of regents by the chairperson and executive officer, and shall be delivered upon receipt of a good and sufficient warranty deed from the Kansas university endowment association conveying the foundation real property which is specified for the particular exchange and conveyance. Before any such real property is exchanged and conveyed, the attorney general shall approve the instruments of conveyance of the state board of regents to the Kansas university endowment association and the in- struments of conveyance of the Kansas university endowment association to the university of Kansas and shall approve the title to the real property exchanged and conveyed by the Kansas university endowment association.
Sec. 3. K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 75-1253 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Kansas register.
Approved April 17, 1996.
Published in the Kansas Register: April 25, 1996.