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Visitors to the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson can tell officials what state laws and regulations they think should be repealed.

The Office of the Repealer will be accepting suggestions at Gov. Sam Brownback's booth in the Meadowlark building.

In 2011, Brownback established the repealer function as a way to get rid of laws that were deemed unreasonable, unduly burdensome, duplicative or onerous.

The repealing effort generated headlines when gay rights advocates sought repeal of a state law that makes sex between consenting adults of the same gender a crime. In 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that such laws are unconstitutional.

But the Brownback administration has declined to seek repeal of that law.

The State Fair runs through Sept. 15.

Comments

chootspa 1 year, 9 months ago

You could start with just about every law passed in the last two years and add the gay marriage laws to the list. I think that would cover most of them.

Betty Bartholomew 1 year, 9 months ago

WTH is "Marihuana"? You mean, marijuana has been legal all this time? Damn!

question4u 1 year, 9 months ago

This is just Brownback hypocrisy on parade. If the Office of Repealer won't consider repealing a law that has been ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court then how can this be anything but a farce?

Is the legal system just a tool to be manipulated by those in power? Well, is this Kansas?

If it flies in the third world you can bet that it has wings here.

Brian Hall 1 year, 9 months ago

"Give us your pointless, unreasonable and outdated laws to repeal!"

"How about that law where it's illegal for two consenting adults of the same sex to have sex? It was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2003 and is essentially unenforceable."

"Nah, we're good."

Liberty275 1 year, 9 months ago

How about all laws sunset every 20 years and must be passed again.

Write that into the state constitution.

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