Division of the Budget
Landon State Office Building Phone: (785) 296-2436
900 SW Jackson Street, Room 504 adam.c.proffitt@ks.gov
Topeka, KS 66612 Division of the Budget http://budget.kansas.gov
Adam Proffitt, Director Laura Kelly, Governor

February 17, 2021

The Honorable Larry Alley, Chairperson
Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs
Statehouse, Room 136-E
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Dear Senator Alley:
SUBJECT: Fiscal Note for SB 156 by Senator Holscher
In accordance with KSA 75-3715a, the following fiscal note concerning SB 156 is respectfully
submitted to your committee.
Under current law, an individual may carry a concealed handgun in the state capitol if they
have a license. SB 156 would no longer allow an individual to carry a concealed handgun in the state
capitol, except that an individual may possess a handgun in any structure connected to the state capitol
or any area designated for parking motor vehicles. The bill would not apply to certain individuals
described in the bill.
The Office of Judicial Administration states that SB 156 could increase the number of cases
filed in district court and would also increase the time spent by district court judicial and nonjudicial
personnel for processing, researching, and hearing cases. However, because the number of cases is
unknown a fiscal effect cannot be estimated. The Kansas Highway Patrol and the Office of the
Attorney General state that enactment of this bill would have no fiscal effect. Any fiscal effect
associated with SB 156 is not reflected in The FY 2022 Governor’s Budget Report.


Adam Proffitt
Director of the Budget

cc: Sherry Macke, Highway Patrol
Debbie Thomas, Judiciary
Willie Prescott, Office of the Attorney General

Statutes affected:
As introduced: 75-7c21, 21-6309