How many area senators and representatives voted for the new concealed weapon law just passed and signed by Gov. Mark Parkinson?
Senate Bill 306 was approved in the Senate on a 37-2 vote, and in the House 103-15. Area Sens. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, and Dennis Pyle, R-Hiawatha, voted for the measure. State Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, passed on the vote. In the House, Reps. Anthony Brown, R-Eudora, Tony Brown, D-Baldwin City, Ann Mah, D-Topeka, Melanie Meier, D-Leavenworth, Connie O’Brien, R-Tonganoxie, Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence, and Lee Tafanelli, R-Ozawkie, voted for the bill. State Reps. Barbara Ballard and Paul Davis, both Democrats from Lawrence, and Marti Crow, D-Leavenworth, voted against it.