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HB 2353 - Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Handguns in Public Buildings - Kansas Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Handguns in Public Buildings

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the concealed carry of a handgun in state and municipal buildings, with some exceptions.

Highlights:

  • Requires any state or municipal building which contains both public entrances and restricted access entrances to provide “adequate security” at the public access entrances before the building may prohibit the concealed carry of a handgun by a permit-holder (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “adequate security measures” as the use of electronic equipment and security personnel at public entrances to detect and restrict the carrying of any weapons into the state or municipal building (Sec. 3).Authorizes the following state or municipal-owned facilities to be exempt from the provisions of this bill by submitting a statements outlining their reasons for exemption to the attorney general's office (Sec. 1):
    • Medical care facilities;
    • Adult care homes; and
    • Post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Prohibits the possession of a firearm inside all of the following places (Sec. 3):
    • Any building located within the Capitol complex;
    • Inside or on the grounds of the Governor’s residence;
    • Any state-owned or leased building that prohibits firearms; and
    • A county courthouse, unless authorized by the county.
  • Defines “state or municipal building” as a building owned or leased by a public entity (Sec. 1).

Title: Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Handguns in Public Buildings

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