Archive for Saturday, October 1, 2011

Repealer hitting the road to gain public input on what laws need to be repealed

October 1, 2011

— Gov. Sam Brownback announced Friday he was sending his repealer on a statewide tour to gather public input on what laws should be repealed.

“With the help of Kansans, the Office of the Repealer is working to identify laws and regulations that are out of date, unreasonable and burdensome,” Brownback said. “State laws and regulations shouldn’t hinder opportunities for Kansans and Kansas businesses.”

The Office of the Repealer is Department of Administration Secretary Dennis Taylor. It was set up by an executive order by Brownback.

Taylor will tour for two weeks, conducting meetings in which the public can make recommendations.

Next week, he will visit these 10 cities: Hays, Great Bend, Pratt, Hutchinson, Newton, McPherson, Salina, Concordia, Seneca and Leavenworth. Details of the second week of the tour haven’t been released yet.

“This tour is the next step in the public input process. We hope the tour will raise awareness of the voice Kansans have in this process. If you are unable to make it to one of the tour stops, I encourage you to get online to share your ideas,” Taylor said.

The website, which was established in March, can be found at repealer.ks.gov.

Any repeals of statutes would require legislation, while repeals of regulations would have to be reviewed by the Joint Committee on Rules and Regulations.

Brownback can repeal executive orders.

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