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Kansans speak out about laws they’d like to see repealed

September 7, 2011

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— Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has received approximately 250 suggestions to repeal certain state laws, regulations and executive orders, according to Secretary of Administration Dennis Taylor, who serves as the State Repealer.

Taylor said most of the ideas have come from citizens.

“They run the gamut from telecommunications fees to agriculture, environmental, and health regulations to taxes (sales, income, property tax exemptions) and property assessment reporting requirements to elimination of certain state agencies to elimination of laws governing personal conduct including laws against DUI, regulations requiring drug tests, and prohibitions against sodomy and adultery,” Taylor said in a recent email.

Taylor said he will present Brownback with a set of repeal suggestions within the next two weeks.

He said any repeals of statutes would require legislation, while repeals of regulations would have to be reviewed by the Joint Committee on Rules and Regulations. Brownback can repeal executive orders.

Brownback established the Office of the Repealer in January through his first executive order, saying he wanted to shed any out of date, unreasonable and burdensome measures.

“State laws and regulations shouldn’t hinder opportunities for Kansas and Kansas businesses,” Brownback said.

To submit a rule or regulation for review, go to repealer.ks.gov.

Comments

Lynn731 2 years, 7 months ago

I hope he does a better job for the state than he did as Shawnee County Commissioner. Thank you, Lynn

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verity 2 years, 7 months ago

Every law passed since Brownback became governor.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 7 months ago

Kansas City - -Before proceeding through the intersection of Douglas and Broadway, a motorist is required to get out of their vehicle and fire three shot gun rounds into the air.

Hmm . . . yeah, I think they still do that down there . . .

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Crazy_Larry 2 years, 7 months ago

Do we still have laws on the books forbiding interracial marriage?

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Phone_Man 2 years, 7 months ago

All cars entering the city limits must first sound their horn to warn the horses of their arrival.

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autie 2 years, 7 months ago

Gandalf, maybe he can repeal the TOS so all post will always stand as written. No disappearededededness allowed. Return all the repealed common tators...with their multiple user names. It would be like...the ghost dance. Rising from the ashes to adorn the trade routes once more.

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Scut Farkus 2 years, 7 months ago

He is going to act on recommendations from 250 people only if the suggestions meets his political agenda. Then he will be able to say it was "the will of the people".

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Food_for_Thought 2 years, 7 months ago

"...to elimination of laws governing personal conduct including laws against DUI, regulations requiring drug tests, and prohibitions against sodomy and adultery,”

Ha, I find these suggestions quite amusing. Some quality people writing in to our Secretary of Administration...

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observant 2 years, 7 months ago

Can we repeal brownies election as well as koback's?

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Gandalf 2 years, 7 months ago

That was a violation?! I guess some things will never be decriminalized!!

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Brock Masters 2 years, 7 months ago

"repeals of regulations would have to be reviewed by the Joint Committee on Rules and Regulations. Brownback can repeal executive orders"

While it is true that the committee reviews agencies' action regarding regulations, the act of revoking regulations start with the agency and then are reviewed by the committee. The committee's recommendations are not binding.

So the agency can revoke the regulation with or without the blessing of the committee.

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Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 7 months ago

I hope that everyone that does not like the "special taxing districts" to be able to tax us "behind our backs" fills out the form and complains about how you don't even know when you are in one until after you've already made a purchase and then examine your receipt.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 7 months ago

They tell me that in Lawrence you may not ride a mule down Main Street, unless the animal is wearing a straw hat. No word on what the fine is.

Aw hell, leave it. I would like to see it enforced though.

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goodcountrypeople 2 years, 7 months ago

There's a lot of poorly written statues on the state books. It's already implicit, but KS authorities should note when attempting to enforce the law that under the constitution protected speech does not usually equal harassment. The WA State laws on harassment explicitly note that constitutionally protected speech will not be prosecuted as harassment.

Statements that KU is dishonestly not following the law should not be perversely twisted and represented as attempts to threaten or harass their unethical HR officials. It's a Kafkaesque world when you on the basis of principle and idealism point out official corruption, and then these high-minded people turn the story inside-out and blame the victim. The criminalization of speech and protest since 9/11 is undermining democracy.

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autie 2 years, 7 months ago

“State laws and regulations shouldn’t hinder opportunities for Kansas and Kansas businesses,” Brownback said.

Translation: I will cherry pick the ones that benefit me and my crew and screw the rest of you guys.

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Gandalf 2 years, 7 months ago

3: Bring back formal duels of honor. That should clean up politicians quickly.

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Randall Barnes 2 years, 7 months ago

let bars open at 7 a.m. so i don't have to wait for 2 hours after i get off working the night shift.

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Gandalf 2 years, 7 months ago

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