TOPEKA – Kansas Office of the Repealer Secretary Dennis Taylor announced Friday he will tour the State of Kansas, including Great Bend, in the coming weeks to discuss proposed repeals and collect input from Kansans on rules and regulations they believe should be eliminated.
His Great Bend stop is set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Cavanaugh Room at the Barton Community College library, 245 NE 30 Rd. The public is encouraged to attend.
“The top priorities of my administration are to grow the state’s economy and get the more than 100,000 unemployed Kansans back to work,” Gov. Sam Brownback said. “With the help of Kansans, the Office of the Repealer is working to identify laws and regulations that are out of date, unreasonable, and burdensome. State laws and regulations shouldn’t hinder opportunities for Kansans and Kansas businesses.”
In January, Brownback signed Executive Order 11-01 establishing the Office of the Repealer within the Kansas Department of Administration. The Governor tasked the Office of the Repealer with investigating the system of governance of the state including its laws and regulations to determine instances in which those laws and regulations are unreasonable, unduly burdensome, duplicitous, or contradictory.
As part of the investigative process, Executive Order 11-04 also charged the repealer with establishing a system for receiving public recommendations suggesting various laws and regulations to be considered for repeal. It also called for the creation of an online portal for collecting public comments.
“The creation of the online portal has given our office many good recommendations for repeal,” Taylor said. “This tour is the next step in the public input process. We hope the tour will raise awareness of the voice Kansans have in this process. If you are unable to make it to one of the tour stops, I encourage you to get online to share your ideas.”
Other stops include: Colby on Monday; Hays, Pratt and Hutchinson on Tuesday; Newton, McPherson, Salina and
Concordia Wednesday; and Seneca and Leavenworth on Friday.
The website, which was established in March, can be found at repealer.ks.gov.