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,
at 927 Exchange Street, Emporia, Kansas 66801, Lot 137, 139, 141
143 on Exchange St., Section 10, Township 19, Range 11E. Such
property and the improvements thereon shall be acquired in fee
by gift, grant or designation for the purpose of establishing and
ing it as a historical landmark and memorial to the great author,
paper editor and a social and political force that shaped the state
nation during the first half of the twentieth century. The state
society shall have the power to do any and all things necessary to
out the intent and purpose of this act and to make such rules and
lations for the use, enjoyment and government of the premises as
(b) Conveyance of the property described
in subsection (a) shall not
be accepted by the executive director of the state historical
the attorney general approves the deed and determines that such
veyance would convey such land in fee simple to the state of
(c) Moneys received by the state
historical society from federal agen-
cies or other federal sources for the William Allen White House
expended for restoring, equipping and otherwise preparing the
Allen White House for visitation by members of the public,
interpretation and similar exhibit development, to the extent
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
be funded from moneys received from federal agencies, local
mental entities or private sources, including but not limited to
donations received from persons visiting the William Allen White
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force
from and after its
publication in the Kansas register.
Approved April 16, 2001.
Published in the Kansas Register April 26, 2001.