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SB 271

AN ACT concerning infrastructure; relating to drone technology; prohibiting any governmental agency from purchasing, acquiring or otherwise using any drone with critical components produced in any country of concern or produced or owned by any foreign principal; establishing the Kansas drone reimbursement expense fund to be administered by the attorney general; authorizing transfers of moneys from the state general fund to such fund; allowing governmental agencies to seek reimbursement for the cost of purchasing a replacement drone, transfer restricted drones to the office of the attorney general or, if no reimbursement is received, dispose of drones or sell drones for private use.

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House - Conference Committee Report was adopted; - 04/04/2024

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (86):

Anderson, Awerkamp, Barth, Bergkamp, Bergquist, Blew, Blex, Bloom, Borjon, Bryce, Buehler, Butler, Carlin, B. Carpenter, W. Carpenter, Clifford, Collins, Concannon, Corbet, Croft, Delperdang, Dodson, Droge, Ellis, Eplee, Essex, Estes, Fairchild, Francis, Gardner, Goddard, Goetz, Hawkins, Hill, Hoffman, Hoheisel, Howe, Howell, Howerton, Humphries, Jacobs, Johnson, Kessler, Landwehr, Lewis, Mason, Maughan, McNorton, D. Miller, Minnix, Moser, Murphy, Neelly, Osman, Owens, Penn, Pickert, Probst, Proctor, Rahjes, Resman, Rhiley, Robinson, Roth, Sanders, Schmoe, Schreiber, Seiwert, A. Smith, C. Smith, E. Smith, Stiens, Sutton, Tarwater, Thomas, Thompson, Titus, Turk, Turner, Underhill, Waggoner, Wasinger, Waymaster, Weigel, White, K. Williams,

Nay - (35):

Amyx, Ballard, Carmichael, Carr, Curtis, Featherston, Haskins, Haswood, Helgerson, Highberger, Hougland, Hoye, Martinez, McDonald, Melton, Meyer, S. Miller, V. Miller, Neighbor, Ohaebosim, Oropeza, Ousley, Poskin, L. Ruiz, S. Ruiz, Sawyer, Sawyer Clayton, Schlingensiepen, Stogsdill, Vaughn, L. Williams, Winn, Woodard, Xu, Younger,

Present but not Voting - (0):

Absent and Not Voting - (4):

Alcala, Garber, Houser, Poetter Parshall,

Not Voting - (0):