The Kansas attorney general has proposed some new signs to help local governments and business people clarify whether and how they allow weapons to be carried on their premises.
The new signs are in response to House Bill 2578, a state law passed this year.
The new law requires businesses that don’t allow concealed carry, open carry or both to post signs on their buildings warning patrons of that fact.
It also requires signs at government buildings that are permanently or temporarily exempt from a 2013 state law that generally mandates cities and counties to allow permit holders to carry their concealed weapons inside.
The signs revealed by Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Friday account for all those scenarios.
Schmidt plans to take the new designs to the state Rules and Regulations Board within the next week.
If he gets board approval, the new signage will take effect July 1 as temporary regulations.
The attorney general’s office will then follow up with a public comment and hearing period of at least 60 days. The schedule for hearings has not yet been set.
To see examples of the signs, go to www.ag.ks.gov/public-safety/concealedcarry/2014-proposed-signage.