2011 Kansas Code
Chapter 21. - CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
Article 42. - CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC SAFETY
21-4218 Unauthorized possession of a firearm on the grounds of or within certain state-owned or leased buildings and county courthouses.

21-4218.Unauthorized possession of a firearm on the grounds of or within certain state-owned or leased buildings and county courthouses. (a) Except as otherwise specified in this section, no person shall possess a firearm on the grounds in any of the following places:

(1) The state capitol building;

(2) within the governor's residence;

(3) on the grounds of or in any building on the grounds of the governor's residence;

(4) within the state office building at 915 Harrison known as the Docking state office building;

(5) within the state office building at 900 Jackson known as the Landon state office building;

(6) within the Kansas judicial center building at 301 West Tenth Street;

(7) within any other state-owned or leased building if the secretary of administration has so designated by rules and regulations and conspicuously placed signs clearly stating that firearms are prohibited within such building; and

(8) within any county courthouse, unless, by county resolution, the board of county commissioners authorize the possession of a firearm within such courthouse.

(b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) shall not apply to:

(1) A commissioned law enforcement officer;

(2) a full-time salaried law enforcement officer of another state or the federal government who is carrying out official duties while in this state;

(3) any person summoned by any such officer to assist in making arrests or preserving the peace while actually engaged in assisting such officer;

(4) a member of the military of this state or the United States engaged in the performance of duties; or

(5) a person with a license issued pursuant to or recognized under K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 75-7c01 et seq., and amendments thereto, except in buildings posted in accordance with K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 75-7c10, and amendments thereto, and in the areas specified in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (a).

(c) For the purposes of paragraphs (1), (4), (5), (6), (7) and (8) of subsection (a), "building" shall not include any structure, or any area of any structure, designated for the parking of motor vehicles.

(d) It is not a violation of this section for the governor, the governor's immediate family, or specifically authorized guests of the governor to possess a firearm within the governor's residence or on the grounds of or in any building on the grounds of the governor's residence.

(e) It is not a violation of this section for the United States attorney for the district of Kansas, the attorney general, any district attorney or county attorney, any assistant United States attorney if authorized by the United States attorney for the district of Kansas, any assistant attorney general if authorized by the attorney general, or any assistant district attorney or assistant county attorney if authorized by the district attorney or county attorney by whom such assistant is employed, to possess a firearm within any county courthouse and court-related facility, subject to any restrictions or prohibitions imposed in any courtroom by the chief judge of the judicial district. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to any person not in compliance with K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 75-7c19, and amendments thereto.

(f) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, any county may elect by passage of a resolution that the provisions of subsection (c)[*] shall not apply to such county's courthouse or court-related facilities if: (1) Such facilities have adequate security measures to ensure that no weapons are permitted to be carried into such facilities. For the purposes of this section, "adequate security measures" means the use of electronic equipment and personnel to detect and restrict the carrying of any weapons into the facility, including, but not limited to, metal detectors, metal detector wands or any other equipment used for similar purposes;

(2) such facilities have adequate measures for storing and securing lawfully carried weapons, including, but not limited to, the use of gun lockers or other similar storage options;

(3) such county also has a policy or regulation requiring all law enforcement officers to secure and store such officer's firearm upon entering the courthouse or court-related facility. Such policy or regulation may provide that it does not apply to court security or sheriff's office personnel for such county; and

(4) such facilities have a sign conspicuously posted at each entryway into such facility stating that the provisions of subsection (c)[*]do not apply to such facility.

(g) Violation  of subsection (a) is a class A misdemeanor.

(h) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas criminal code.

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