Kan. Admin. Regs. § 16-13-1 - Open carry signs

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) For the purposes of this regulation, the terms "state or municipal building," "state," and "municipal" shall have the meaning specified in K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 75-7c20, and amendments thereto.
(b) Signs posted in accordance with K.A.R. 16-11-7 shall also prohibit the unconcealed carry of firearms within a building to the extent allowed by law.
(c) Except as otherwise provided by law, it shall be unlawful to carry an unconcealed firearm into a building that is posted at each exterior entrance with a sign that meets the following requirements:
(1) Contains the sentence "The open carrying of firearms in this building is prohibited" with the word "prohibited" printed in underlined boldface. The text shall be in black ink and no smaller than the text in the document titled "open carry prohibited: signage adopted by the Kansas attorney general," dated June 16, 2014, which is hereby adopted by reference;
(2) has a white background;
(3) has a red border in the shape of an octagon that encloses the text specified in paragraph (c)(1) and is no smaller than the border in the document titled "open carry prohibited: signage adopted by the Kansas attorney general";
(4) contains no text or markings other than the text and markings specified in this subsection;
(5) is visible from the exterior of the building and is not obstructed by doors, sliding doorways, displays, or other postings;
(6) is posted "at the eye level of an adult," which shall mean that each sign is entirely between four feet and six feet from the ground;
(7) is posted not more than 12 inches to the right or left of all entrances to the building; and
(8) is legible. Each sign that becomes illegible shall be replaced immediately.
(d)
(1) Except as otherwise provided by law, it shall be unlawful to carry a concealed handgun into a building that allows the unconcealed carry of firearms if the building is posted at each exterior entrance with a sign that meets the following requirements:
(A) Contains the text and graphic contained in one of the following:
(i) The document titled "buildings other than state or municipal buildings: signage to allow open carry but prohibit concealed carry," adopted by the Kansas attorney general and dated June 16, 2014, which is hereby adopted by reference;
(ii) the document titled "K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 75-7c20 -exempt state or municipal buildings: signage to allow open carry but prohibit concealed carry," adopted by the Kansas attorney general and dated June 16, 2014, which is hereby adopted by reference; or
(iii) the document titled "all buildings: supplemental signage to allow open carry but prohibit concealed carry," adopted by the Kansas attorney general and dated June 17, 2014, which is hereby adopted by reference and shall be posted immediately above appropriate signs posted pursuant to K.A.R. 16-11-7 ;
(B) has a white background;
(C) depicts the graphic in accordance with K.A.R. 16-11-7(d)(2) ;
(D) contains no text or markings other than the text and markings specified in this subsection;
(E) is visible from the exterior of the building and is not obstructed by doors, sliding doorways, displays, or other postings;
(F) is posted "at the eye level of an adult," which shall mean that each sign is entirely between four feet and six feet from the ground;
(G) is posted not more than 12 inches to the right or left of all entrances to the building; and
(H) is legible. Each sign that becomes illegible shall be replaced immediately.
(2) The text of each sign shall be in black letters and shall be no smaller than the text contained in the applicable document adopted in this subsection. The text "OPEN CARRY ALLOWED, CONCEALED CARRY PROHIBITED" shall be in capital letters, and the top of the text shall be at least one inch but no more than two inches above the graphic. The word "allowed" in the phrase "open carry allowed" and the word "prohibited" in the phrase "concealed carry prohibited" shall be printed in underlined boldface. The text "State or Municipal Building, 2013 HB 2052 EXEMPT" or "State or Municipal Building, EXEMPT" shall be printed in boldface and shall be at least one inch but no more than two inches below the graphic.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 16-13-1
Authorized by K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 75-7c10 and 75-7c24; implementing K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 75-7c10, 75-7c20 and 75-7c24; effective, T-16-6-30-14, July 1, 2014; amended by, Kansas Register Volume 33, No. 41, effective Oct. 24, 2014.

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