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27-101. Consent given to United States to acquire land; limitations. (a) The consent of the state of Kansas is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of section 8 of Article I of the constitution of the United States, to the acquisition by the United States by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, of any land in the state of Kansas, which may hereafter be required for custom houses, courthouses, post offices, national cemeteries, arsenals, veterans administration hospitals or centers or other military purposes, and to the acquisition of a tract or contiguous tracts of land the total of which does not exceed eighty (80) acres in area for any other purpose of the government of the United States.

(b) No tract or contiguous tracts of land the total of which exceeds eighty (80) acres in area may be acquired by the United States for a purpose not specifically authorized under subsection (a) of this section by condemnation or by exercise of a right of first refusal unless consent thereto is granted by concurrent resolution of the legislature of the state of Kansas receiving the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of each house of the legislature then elected (or appointed) and qualified.

History: L. 1927, ch. 206, § 1; L. 1980, ch. 116, § 1; April 19.

Source or prior law:

R.S. 1923, 27-101.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Federal property; investigation of alleged child abuse on Fort Leavenworth reservation. 85-14.


1. Residents on lands ceded to United States may not vote at precincts established prior to cession. Herken v. Glynn, 151 Kan. 855, 859, 869, 871, 101 P.2d 946; apparently overruled by Evans v. Cornman, 398 U.S. 419, 26 L. Ed. 2d 370, 90 S. Ct. 1752.

2. Federal housing projects; state jurisdiction; residents thereon may vote. State, ex rel., v. Corcoran, 155 Kan. 714, 720, 128 P.2d 999.

3. Military reservation is not part of county within which located. Miller v. Hickory Grove School Board, 162 Kan. 528, 533, 178 P.2d 214.

4. Rights not reserved to control or regulate business on military reservation. Murphy v. Love, 249 F.2d 783, 784, 786, 787.

5. United States has exclusive jurisdiction over Leavenworth penitentiary. Hayes v. United States, 367 F.2d 216, 219.

6. Rational state policy justified districts differing in population under state census from ideal up to 11.6%; no proof of discrimination in taking census. Winter v. Docking, 373 F. Supp. 308.

7. Property at Fort Leavenworth belonging to an association that is neither a de jure nor a de facto corporation is not taxable. In re Armed Forces Cooperative Insuring Ass'n, 5 Kan. App. 2d 787, 789, 625 P.2d 11 (1981).

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