Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A Kansas House committee is considering a bill to expand the number of public buildings where people with concealed-carry permits may bring firearms.
The Federal and State Affairs Committee scheduled debate on the measure Wednesday. Endorsement by the panel would send it to the full House.
Kansas now prohibits concealed firearms in most government buildings.
The bill would let the state, cities, counties and townships ban concealed guns in their buildings only if they had electronic equipment and officers at public entrances to check for weapons.
Public institutions of higher learning could still exempt themselves from the requirement for four years. Government-owned hospitals and nursing homes could do the same.