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HB 2055 - Reduces Casino Building Fee - Key Vote

Kansas Key Votes

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Legislation - Bill Failed With Amendment (Senate) (15-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Reduces Casino Building Fee

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes building an additional casino and expands gaming and racing rules.

Highlights:
  • Requires any prospective gaming facility development in the southeast gaming zone to include $50 million in infrastructure investments (Sec. 11).
  • Requires the prospective gaming facility manager in the southeast gaming zone to pay the state treasurer a $5.5 million privilege fee (Sec. 11).
  • Prohibits the state from operating electronic gaming machines at all “pari-mutuel licensee locations” until July 1, 2032 (Sec. 11).
  • Requires the Kansas lottery commission to negotiate an addendum to existing lottery gaming facility management contracts that prohibit the state from operating electronic gaming machines at pari-mutuel licensee locations until after July 1, 2032 (Sec. 29).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (84-38) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Concealed Handguns Inside State Capitol and School Buildings

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes licensed individuals to carry concealed handguns inside state capitol and school buildings, effective immediately.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual with a concealed handgun license to carry a concealed handgun inside the state capitol (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes the board of education of a school district, the governing body of a community college, technical college, and state educational institution to allow an employee with a concealed handgun license to carry a concealed handgun in any school building (Sec. 5). 
  • Authorizes an individual to carry a concealed handgun in a state or municipal building if the individual has a concealed handgun license and has the ability to enter through a restricted access entrance of the state or municipal building (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits an individual from carrying a concealed handgun in a state or municipal building if “adequate security measures” are taken (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “adequate security measures” as the use of electronic equipment and personnel at public entrances of a building to detect and restrict the carrying of any weapons into the state or municipal building (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the governing body of a state or municipal-owned medical care facility, an adult care home, and a higher education institution to exempt itself from the provisions of this bill for a period of 4 years (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill do not apply to a building located on the grounds of the Kansas State School for the Deaf or the Kansas State School for the Blind (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Concealed Handguns Inside State Capitol and School Buildings

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