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75-3516. Real estate transactions; custody of records; inventory records of real property. (a) Each state agency shall have the legal custody of all deeds to real estate held or acquired by such state agency for and in the name of the state of Kansas, together with the abstracts of title thereto and the title insurance policies therefor, and of all other original instruments relating to real estate transactions of such state agency. Each state agency shall keep, preserve and file all such deeds, abstracts of title, title insurance policies and other instruments, and all such instruments in the custody of the secretary of state on the effective date of this act shall be and are hereby transferred to the custody of the respective state agencies.

(b) Each state agency shall record or cause to be recorded all deeds to real estate acquired by the state agency with the register of deeds of the county where the real estate is located and any other instruments relating to the agency's real estate transactions provided by law to be recorded.

(c) The director of accounts and reports shall maintain inventory records of the real property owned by the state, which records shall reflect all real property held and every real estate transaction engaged in by each state agency except the secretary of transportation. Such inventory records shall include, but not be limited to, the acreage, the location by city and county, a brief legal description and the use and purpose of each lot, tract or parcel of land held by a state agency.

(d) (1) The secretary of transportation shall deliver to the secretary of the senate and the chief clerk of the house of representatives on or before January 30, 2002, and January 30th of each year thereafter, a written report concerning the department of transportation's system of inventory of records pertaining to all real property owned by the department of transportation and all real estate transactions engaged in by the department of transportation. Each report shall describe the current status of the inventory system and the steps taken during the past year to improve such inventory system and comply with the requirements of this section. The secretary of transportation shall notify each member of the legislature of the availability of copies of the report.

(2) On or before January 30, 2002, and January 30th of each year thereafter, the secretary of transportation shall make a presentation to the joint committee on state building construction on the report described in paragraph (1).

History: L. 1979, ch. 278, § 2; L. 2001, ch. 153, § 3; July 1.

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