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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; - 04/05/2024

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (90):

Anderson, Awerkamp, Barth, Bergkamp, Bergquist, Blew, Blex, Bloom, Borjon, Bryce, Buehler, Butler, B. Carpenter, W. Carpenter, Clifford, Collins, Concannon, Corbet, Croft, Delperdang, Dodson, Droge, Ellis, Eplee, Essex, Estes, Fairchild, Francis, Gardner, Goddard, Goetz, Hawkins, Highberger, 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, Poetter Parshall, Probst, Proctor, Rahjes, Resman, Rhiley, Robinson, Roth, Sanders, Sawyer, 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, L. Williams, Younger,

Nay - (30):

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

Present but not Voting - (0):

Absent and Not Voting - (5):

Alcala, Garber, Houser, L. Ruiz, Woodard,

Not Voting - (0):