Monday, September 15, 2014

Gun-sign regulations hearing is this week

TOPEKA, KAN. ---- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is reminding citizens that a public hearing on the permanent gun signage regulations proposed in June will be this week.

The hearing will be Wednesday, September 17, at 9 a.m. in the second floor auditorium of Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave., Topeka.  The hearing date originally was announced July 14.

To implement a new state law that took effect July 1, Attorney General Schmidt in June released proposed regulations for signage that may be used to restrict the carrying of firearms – open, concealed or both – into buildings.

The proposed regulations were developed in consultation with interested parties.  Temporary regulations adopting these signage rules were approved by the State Rules and Regulations Board and took effect July 1.

State law requires a 60-day comment period and a public hearing before the regulations can become permanent.

The attorney general’s office has been accepting comments since the proposed regulations were published, and the hearing will be this week.  The original notice was published in the July 10 Kansas Register (Vol. 33, No. 28).

The proposed regulations are available at Members of the public may submit comments on the proposed regulations on the website, by email to or by mail to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, 120 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor, Topeka, KS 66612.