Kansas House advances resolution on Guantanamo

TOPEKA | House members give first-round approval to a resolution against bringing detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Kansas.

The resolution states the Legislature's opposition to bringing any of the some 240 suspected terrorist detainees now held on the base in Cuba to Kansas.

Fort Leavenworth is among three military sites in the United States under consideration by the Pentagon.

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order calling for the closure of the Guantanamo prison within a year.

Wednesday's brief debate sends the measure to final action.

The Senate approved the measure on Monday, with 38 of the 40 members sponsoring the resolution.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has written Defense Secretary Robert Gates stating her opposition to moving detainees to Kansas.