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2012 Statute


75-3648.Acquisition of Santa Fe office building authorized; attorney general approval; power of eminent domain; lease purchase agreement authorized. (a) The secretary of administration is hereby authorized to acquire by negotiation the fee simple title to the following described tracts of land and improvements thereon, and personal property located therein, in the city of Topeka in the 900 block of Jackson street, commonly known as the Santa Fe office building, all more particularly described as follows: Lots 290, 292, 294, 296, 298, 300, 302, 304, 306, 308, 310 and 312 along with the north half of the vacated alley lying south of and adjacent to said lot 312, all on the east side of Jackson street, all in the city of Topeka, Shawnee county, Kansas. Prior to payment for the purchase of any property so acquired, the attorney general shall approve the abstract of title or title insurance policies as showing merchantable fee simple title and shall approve the warranty deeds to such property.  If, in the judgment of the secretary of administration a satisfactory agreement for the purchase of the lots and tracts hereinbefore authorized for acquisition cannot be negotiated, the secretary may proceed to acquire the fee simple title to such lots and tracts of land by exercising the power of eminent domain. Upon request of the secretary of administration, the attorney general shall prosecute condemnation proceedings in the name of the state to acquire such property.

(b) The provisions of subsection (a) shall include authorization to acquire either the real or personal property, or both, pursuant to a lease purchase agreement.  Any such lease purchase agreement shall be subject to approval of the state finance council acting on this matter which is hereby characterized as a matter of legislative delegation and subject to the guidelines prescribed in subsection (c) of K.S.A. 75-3711c.

History: L. 1982, ch. 343, § 1; May 20.