Senate Declines to Consider Sexually Oriented Business Bill

May 5, 2011

Yesterday the Kansas Senate voted against a procedural motion that would have pulled the Community Defense Act out of committee and forced a vote on it by the full Senate.

The Community Defense Act would regulate sexually oriented businesses and prevent them from being built near churches, schools and homes.  After the legislation passed the House, the Senate president opted not to allow it to be brought up for a vote by the full Senate, and instead assigned it to a committee that has demonstrated an unwillingness to advance the legislation.  The bill is now dead for the session but can be taken up again in January.