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  172.740.  Use or transfer by curators of certain lands acquired by state for use of agricultural and mechanical college. — 1.  (1)  The purpose of this section is to grant to the curators of the University of Missouri additional powers in the use of the land acquired by the state under the provisions of the act of February 24, 1870, establishing the agricultural and mechanical college, including the right to transfer title thereto as herein provided.  The act of 1870 was enacted to comply with the provisions of the act of congress of July 2, 1862, the Morrill Act, which provided that in order for a state to qualify for a land grant it must establish and maintain an agricultural and mechanical college.  The general assembly of Missouri, to assure continuance of the college in compliance with the Morrill Act, provided that the land should be used for the purposes of the agricultural and mechanical college.  Since the college has now been in existence for more than ninety years and has been firmly and permanently established, the purpose of the general assembly in directing the land to be used for the purposes of the agricultural and mechanical college has been fully accomplished.

  (2)  It is further found that, due to change in character of use of adjacent areas and due to change in the needs and methods of operation of the agricultural and mechanical college, this land has become unusable for the purposes intended in 1870, and the board of curators of the University of the State of Missouri has made available and allocated to the agricultural and mechanical college, for its exclusive use, other lands now adaptable and useful for the purposes contemplated under the original act, and in acreage far exceeding the land originally conveyed pursuant to the act of 1870.

  (3)  It is hereby found and determined by the general assembly that it is to the best interest of the agricultural and mechanical college, the university, and the public that the permissible uses of the land be enlarged.

  2.  All lands acquired by the state of Missouri for the use of the agricultural and mechanical college pursuant to the act of the general assembly of February 24, 1870, may be used for such purposes as the board of curators of the University of Missouri determines are in the best interest of the university including the power to transfer title thereto as provided by subsection 3.

  3.  The curators of the University of Missouri, if it determines that the intended use of the land is in the best interests of the University of Missouri, is authorized and empowered to transfer and convey title in fee simple to any portion or portions of the land to any department, agency, subdivision or instrumentality of the state of Missouri or to the United States or any department thereof for such consideration as it deems proper.  The consideration need not be monetary but may be benefits to be derived by the university from the use of the land by the grantee.

  4.  Any such conveyance of the land shall be executed in the name of the curators of the University of Missouri, signed by the president of the board of curators with the seal of the corporation attached thereto, and attested by the secretary of the board of curators.

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(L. 1963 p. 349 §§ 1 to 4)


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