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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 42 - Issue 11 - March 16, 2023

(Published in the Kansas Register March 16, 2023.)

Senate Bill No. 11

An Act concerning the state capitol; reauthorizing the permanent placement of a life-size version of the “Ad Astra” sculpture on state capitol grounds; transferring approval authority to the capitol preservation committee; making and concerning appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, for the department of administration; amending K.S.A. 75-2256 and repealing the existing section.

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

New Section 1.


(a) There is appropriated for the above agency from the following special revenue fund or funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, all moneys now or hereafter lawfully credited to and available in such fund or funds, except that expenditures other than refunds authorized by law shall not exceed the following:

  • Ad astra sculpture fund No limit

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 75-2256 is hereby amended to read as follows: 75-2256. (a) There may be placed on the grounds of the state capitol a life-size version of the sculpture “Ad Astra, which that has been selected placed atop the state capitol pursuant to K.S.A. 75-2249, and amendments thereto, for placement atop the state capitol. If placed on the state capitol grounds, the sculpture shall be located at a site to be selected by the capitol area plaza authority. The sculpture and , its pedestal placement and the remainder of the “Ad Astra” plaza, including the installation of bronze plaques and donor bricks, shall conform to design and architectural drawings reviewed by the division of facilities management of the department of administration and be approved by the capitol area plaza authority capitol preservation committee pursuant to K.S.A. 75-2269, and amendments thereto.

(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, construction or maintenance of the sculpture and its pedestal the “Ad Astra” plaza and to expend such moneys for the purpose for which received. 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 ad astra sculpture fund. No public moneys shall be expended for the purpose of financing the creation, construction or maintenance of the sculpture or its pedestal the “Ad Astra” plaza.

(c) There is hereby established in the state treasury the ad astra sculpture fund. Expenditures from the fund may be made for the purposes of creating, constructing and maintaining the sculpture and its pedestal the “Ad Astra” plaza and for such 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.

(d) On or before the 10th day of the month following the month in which moneys are first credited to the ad astra sculpture fund interest earnings based on: (1) The average daily balance of moneys in the ad astra sculpture fund for the preceding month; and (2) the net earnings rate for the pooled money investment portfolio for the preceding month.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 75-2256 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Kansas register.

Doc. No. 050972