As Amended by Senate Committee
Session of 1997
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1606
By Committee on Federal and State Affairs
10 A PROPOSITION to amend article 15 of the constitution of the state of
11 Kansas by adding a new section, relating to certain weapons.
13 Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Kansas, two-thirds of the
14 members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the Senate and two-
15 thirds of the members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the House
16 of Representatives concurring therein:
17 Section 1. The following proposition to amend the constitution of the
18 state of Kansas shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the state
19 for their approval or rejection. Article 15 of the constitution of the state
20 of Kansas is amended by adding a new section thereto to read as follows:
``(section) 16. (a) Concealed Firearms. No person shall carry a con-
22 cealed firearm, except that such prohibition shall not apply to:
23 (1) Law enforcement officers;
24 (2) wardens, superintendents, directors, security personnel and keep-
25 ers of prisons, penitentiaries, jails and other institutions for the detention
26 of persons accused or convicted of crime, while acting within the scope
27 of their authority;
28 (3) members of the armed services or reserve forces of the United
29 States or the Kansas national guard while in the performance of their
30 official duties;
31 (4) the manufacture of, transportation to, or sale of firearms to a
32 person described in paragraph (1), (2) or (3);
33 (5) watchmen, while actually engaged in the performance of the du-
34 ties of their employment;
35 (6) licensed hunters or fishermen, while engaged in hunting or fish-
37 (7) private detectives licensed by the state to carry the firearm in-
38 volved, while actually engaged in the duties of their employment;
39 (8) detectives or special agents regularly employed by railroad com-
40 panies or other corporations to perform full-time security or investigative
41 service, while actually engaged in the duties of their employment;
42 (9) the state fire marshal, the state fire marshal's deputies or any
43 member of a fire department authorized to carry a firearm while engaged
in an investigation in which such fire marshal, deputy or member is au-
2 thorized to carry a firearm; or
3 (10) special deputy sheriffs.
4 (section) 16. (a) Concealed Firearms. The legislature shall regu-
5 late and provide by law for the carrying of concealed firearms.
6 (b) The legislature shall may provide by law for the regulation of,
7 inspection imposition of fees on and training requirements necessary for
8 persons who may carry concealed firearms.''
9 Sec. 2. The following statement shall be printed on the ballot with
10 the amendment as a whole:
11 ``Explanatory statement. This amendment would prohibit the car-
12 rying of concealed firearms except by persons specifically desig-
13 nated in the constitutional provision.
14 ``A vote for this proposition would prohibit the carrying of con-
15 cealed firearms.
16 ``A vote against this proposition favors retaining the current status
17 of the law under which there is no constitutional provision relating
18 to the regulation of concealed firearms.''
19 Sec. 2. The following statement shall be printed on the ballot
20 with the amendment as a whole:
21 ``Explanatory statement. This amendment would direct the
22 legislature to enact a law regulating the carrying of concealed
24 ``A yes vote for this proposition favors directing the legis-
25 lature to enact a law regulating the carrying of concealed fire-
27 ``A no vote against this proposition favors retaining the cur-
28 rent status of the law under which there is no constitutional
29 provision relating to the regulation of concealed firearms.''
30 Sec. 3. This resolution, if approved by two-thirds of the members
31 elected (or appointed) and qualified to the House of Representatives and
32 two-thirds of the members elected (or appointed) and qualified to the
33 Senate, shall be entered on the journals, together with the yeas and nays.
34 The secretary of state shall cause this resolution to be published as pro-
35 vided by law and shall cause the proposed amendment to be submitted
36 to the electors of the state at the general election in the year 1998 unless
37 a special election is called at a sooner date by concurrent resolution of
38 the legislature, in which case it shall be submitted to the electors of the
39 state at the special election.