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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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Senate - Conference Committee Report was adopted; - 04/05/2024

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (21):

Alley, Baumgardner, Blasi, Bowers, Dietrich, Erickson, Fagg, Gossage, Kerschen, Kloos, Longbine, Masterson, Peck, Petersen, Pyle, Shallenburger, Steffen, Straub, Thompson, Warren, Wilborn,

Nay - (12):

Corson, Faust-Goudeau, Francisco, Haley, Holland, Holscher, Olson, Pettey, Pittman, Reddi, Sykes, Ware,

Present and Passing - (1):

Tyson,

Absent and Not Voting - (6):

Billinger, Claeys, Doll, McGinn, O'Shea, Ryckman,

Not Voting - (0):