Gov. Mark Parkinson said the legislation, House Bill 2414, benefits agricultural education at Fort Hays State while promoting the economic vision for the city of Hays.
The bill authorizes the state Board of Regents, on behalf of Fort Hays State University, to see two tracts of real estate, with the proceeds credited to the restricted fees fund of For Hays State, specifically for use by the University Farm for possible future purchases of land, equipment or other farming needs.
The city plans to build a sports complex and expand the city golf course on the land it is buying.
The bill takes effect upon publication in the Kansas Register.