New Law

Joe Raedle
July 02, 2019 - 6:53 pm
Kansas drivers will no longer be charged with a crime for refusing a field sobriety test. According to changes in a new state law, police can no longer ticket suspected drivers for not taking the test. The new law went into effect on Monday. However, drivers who refuse to comply will face a one...
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May 21, 2019 - 8:21 pm
Governor Laura Kelly has signed into law a bill that would allow profoundly ill people who have been unable to find relief with pharmaceutical medications to avoid prosecution for possessing certain blends of oil extracted from cannabis plants. The cannabidiol oils, also known as CBD, shielded by...
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April 27, 2018 - 7:57 pm
Kansas is moving to loosen its rules for amusement rides for events such as county fairs a year after lawmakers strengthened regulations in the wake of a boy's death on a waterslide. The Senate voted 37-1 on Thursday approve a bill addressing complaints from rural lawmakers and local officials that...
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Dreamstime
March 12, 2018 - 7:14 pm
Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill aimed at attracting large chicken-processing plants to the state. The House's vote Monday was 84-37 and sent the bill to Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer. The Senate approved it last month. The House's vote came six months after Arkansas-based Tyson...
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Dreamstime
July 24, 2017 - 9:12 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A new amusement ride law would affect more than a dozen counties in western Kansas that have home-owned carnivals and rides. The Hutchinson News reports that Gov. Sam Brownback signed the bill in April following the death of a boy,10, who rode a giant water slide in Kansas...
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Dreamstime
June 15, 2017 - 10:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has allowed a bill designed to keep concealed guns out of public hospitals and mental health centers to become law without his signature. The governor acted Thursday and broke with gun-rights allies. The new law allows a permanent ban on concealed guns...
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