KSRA Weekly Update 3-19-16
(A collaborative effort of the KSRA Legislative team)
Legislative bills and resolutions being tracked by the
S Sub for SB 65 now House Substitute for SB 65
- Would allow public employees to carry concealed on the job
outside of their workplace and in municipally owned vehicles.
- Would allow for the partial securing of state and
- Would provide that a person who can legally possess a
firearm may carry a concealed handgun in all state and municipal buildings
and public areas where statutorily-defined adequate security measures are
not in place.
- Includes the language of the BB/air gun bill, HB 2468,
which would prohibit unified school districts from banning BB/air gun
clubs, associations, or competitions on their properties.
- Contains provisions from HB 2591, and would make it easier
for active duty military members who are Kansas residents but are
stationed in another state to apply for their concealed carry license
without having to physically return to the state of Kansas.
- Includes the provisions of SB 421 otherwise known as the “Wichita
Fast Pass” bill which would allow for authorized persons who are not
employees of the state or municipality to enter state or municipal
buildings through restricted access points if they fulfill the criteria
set out in the language of the bill.
House Substitute for SB 65 collects several pro-gun
bills that have passed their house of origin into one piece of legislation.
Combining bills on the same topic allows the legislature to more-efficiently
deal with the topic and pass language within deadlines.
HB 2591 – requested by Rep. Kevin Jones, (R)
This bill would streamline process for active duty military
to obtain concealed carry permit.
Update: Both HB 2468 and SB 421 bills were heard Tuesday, March 15 in the
House Federal & State Affairs committee, were worked by the committee on
Thursday, March 17, and were combined with another bill and passed out of
Friday, March 18 as House Substitute for SB 65.
HCR 5008 – By Former Rep. Travis Couture-Lovelady (R)
and Rep. Adam Lusker, (D) Frontenac
This Resolution is the proposed constitutional amendment
relating to the public right to hunt, fish and trap wildlife. HCR 5008 has
successfully passed both chambers.
SB 421 – requested by Wichita and Sedgwick
This bill is also known as the “Wichita Fast
Pass bill”, but it is different from the House version, HB 2575. This bill
concerns the process for any non municipal or state employee to gain a “fast
pass” in order to enter restricted access areas of public buildings.
SB 479 – requested by Ed Klumpp, KS Assoc of Chiefs
of Police, Sheriffs Assoc and Peace Officers Assoc.
This bill would incorporate a number of federal provisions
relating to criminal possession of a firearm in state law, allowing state and
local law enforcement to make arrests and otherwise act when these crimes. Mr.
Klumpp requested NRA and KSRA input prior to introducing the bill.
Update: HCR 5008 was unanimously passed out of the Senate on Thursday, March 17.
SB 421 was unanimously passed out of the Senate on Thursday, March 17.
HCR 5008 will now go on the ballot during the general
election in November.
SB 479 remains on the Senate Calendar.
HB 2468 – Rep. Blake Carpenter, (R) Derby.
This bill would authorize possession of air guns on school
property. Organizations such as BB gun clubs cannot be prohibited solely
because its activities include the possession and use of air guns. http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/measures/documents/hb2468_01_0000.pdf
Update: This bill passed out of the House on Thursday,
March 17 by a large majority.