Friday, June 29, 2007

State adopts English as the official language.

HB 2140, as approved by the 2007 Legislature, designates English as the official language of the State of Kansas for all public documents and official public meetings. However, the legislation allows a state agency or local government, and presumably a public library, to publish documents in other languages as needed to communicate with residents.

Concealed carry amendment 0f 2007 impacts libraries.

The 2007 Kansas Legislature amended the 2006 concealed carry (Personal and Family Protection Act) statute to include a requirement that all areas must have appropriate signage in order to apply to individuals who have concealed carry permits. This means that public libraries must post the no-carry sign in order for the state law banning weapons in these areas to apply.

The statute also provides that the no-carry signs be posted in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the Attorney General.

For more information on concealed carry and the Personal & Family Protection Act (KSA 75-7c01 et. seq) see the Attorney General's website at