Session of 1999
By Representative Freeborn

  9             AN ACT pertaining to laser pointers; prohibiting sale and possession un-
10             der certain conditions.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13        Section 1.   It is the purpose of this act to place limitations on the
14       indiscriminate use of laser pointers and the sale of such instruments, and
15       to place certain prohibitions on their possession.
16             Sec. 2.   It shall be unlawful for anyone to aim the beam of a laser
17       pointer at police officers and emergency workers engaged in the perform-
18       ance of their official duties. Violation of this subsection is a Class B person
19       misdemeanor.
20             Sec. 3.   It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, give or furnish a
21       laser pointer to any person who is under 18 years of age. Violation of this
22       subsection is a class B person misdemeanor punishable by a minimum
23       fine of $200.
24             Sec. 4.   Except as is needed for a school assignment, it shall be un-
25       lawful for any person under the age of 18 years to possess a laser pointer
26       in, or on, or within 1,000 feet of any school property upon which is located
27       a structure used by a unified school district or an accredited nonpublic
28       school for student instruction or attendance, or for extracurricular activ-
29       ities of pupils enrolled in kindergarten or any of the grades one through
30       12. Any laser pointer discovered within the above described premises not
31       used as part of a school assignment is subject to confiscation by school
32       officials, security personnel or police officers. 
33        Sec. 5.   This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
34       publication in the statute book.