- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Senate has defeated a measure aimed at keeping concealed weapons off college campuses a few more years.

Senators on Thursday rejected an amendment on gun legislation that would have extended a prohibition on conceal-carry on Kansas campuses until 2021. The ban will expire in 2017 unless lawmakers act.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1WgXWPj ) Senators also voted down an amendment to move up the end of the gun ban to this summer.

In 2013, the Legislature blocked prohibitions against concealed weapons in government buildings, but exempted colleges and universities for four years.

Last month, the Kansas Board of Regents, which governs public universities, approved a policy that will allow concealed weapons once the current ban expires.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com

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