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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 41 - Issue 16 - April 21, 2022

(Published in the Kansas Register April 21, 2022.)

Senate Bill No. 479

An Act authorizing a permanent memorial commemorating the Kansas suffragist movement to be placed in the state capitol; establishing the Kansas suffragist memorial fund.

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

Section 1. (a) The capitol preservation committee shall approve plans, pursuant to K.S.A. 75-2269, and amendments thereto, to place a permanent memorial in the state capitol commemorating the decades of work of Kansas suffragists toward achieving the right of women to vote in Kansas in 1912 and the passage of the 19th amendment to the constitution of the United States in 1920.

(b) The secretary of administration is hereby authorized to receive moneys from any grants, gifts, contributions or bequests made for the purpose of financing the creation and construction of the memorial and to expend such moneys received for such purpose. The secretary of administration shall remit all moneys so received to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the Kansas suffragist memorial fund. No public funds shall be expended for the purpose of financing the creation or construction of the memorial.

(c) There is hereby established in the state treasury the Kansas suffragist memorial fund. Expenditures from the fund may be made for the purposes of creating and constructing the memorial and for such other purposes as may be specified with regard to any grant, gift, contribution or bequest. All such expenditures shall be made upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the secretary of administration or the secretary’s designee.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Kansas register.

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