Topeka Highlights of Tuesday's activities at the Kansas Legislature:
¢ Citing opposition from law enforcement and business leaders, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as expected vetoed a bill that would have allowed qualified Kansans to carry concealed guns. Supporters promised a swift attempt to override her veto.
¢ Sebelius vetoed a bill that would have reduced payments from employers to some workers injured on the job, but a key legislator called the governor's key criticism of the measure "a bold-faced lie." Legislative leaders don't plan an override attempt.
¢ Senators passed a bill to protect Kansans from being forced to sell their property and sent it to the House, which planned to consider a stronger proposal Wednesday. The vote was 27-13.
¢ Parents who are behind in court-ordered child support payments wouldn't be able to get a hunting or fishing license under a bill passed by the House and sent to the Senate. The vote was 113-11.
¢ The House gave first-round approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that makes clear that only the Legislature, not the executive or judicial branches, can appropriate money.
¢ A bill allowing the state to request a preliminary examination before a magistrate when a felony is charged was sent to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius by the House after it accepted Senate changes. The vote was 124-0
¢ Legislation requiring those arrested or charged with a felony to submit a DNA sample was sent to a House-Senate conference committee to work out differences between the two chambers.
Clock is ticking:
Tuesday was the 72nd day of the session of 90 scheduled.