Substitute for SENATE BILL No. 116*
An Act concerning civil actions; relating to
authority to bring certain actions;
firearms manufacturers and dealers.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. (a) The authority to
bring civil suit and right to recover
against any firearms or ammunition manufacturer or federally
firearms or ammunition dealer, by or on behalf of the state or any
subdivision of the state, for damages, abatement of nuisance or
relief arising from or relating to the lawful design, manufacture,
ing or sale of firearms or ammunition to the public shall be
exclusively to the state.
(b) Nothing in this act shall prohibit a
political subdivision from bring-
ing an action against a firearms or ammunition manufacturer or
licensed firearms or ammunition dealer for breach of contract, for
of implied or express warranty or for damages caused to the
or agents of such political subdivision by defects in firearms or
nition purchased or used by such political subdivision.
(c) The provisions of this act shall
apply to any action brought on or
after January 24, 2001.
] Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in
force from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 18, 2002.