253.385. 1. Pursuant to the provisions of section 48 of article III of the Constitution of the state of Missouri, the department of natural resources is hereby authorized to acquire by purchase from funds appropriated or otherwise available to the department or to acquire by gift, if such gift is unencumbered by any lien or mortgage, the Rice-Tremonti Home at 66th and Blue Ridge Boulevard in Raytown, Missouri, for the establishment of a state historic site as a tribute to Archibald Rice and his family who supplied food and other essentials to pioneers striking out for a new home in the great westward expansion.
2. In acquiring this home, which may include both real and personal property, the department shall make adequate provisions for the proper care, maintenance and safekeeping of the property so that the home will be a historic reminder of the sacrifices of our forefathers and ensure that the home is to be used and enjoyed by all the citizens of this state.
3. The attorney general shall approve the form of the instrument of conveyance.
(L. 1996 H.B. 1237)
Missouri General Assembly