Community Defense Act – HB 2107

The Community Defense Act would prevent sexually oriented businesses – adult bookstores, video stores, arcades, nightclubs, theaters, etc. – from building within 1000 feet of churches, schools, parks, and homes.  Currently, small towns in Kansas are left to fend for themselves when a sexually oriented business decides to move in and set up shop wherever and however they like.  If these towns attempt to place constitutional regulations upon sexually oriented businesses, such as where they may locate or how late they may operate, communities can find themselves slapped with high-dollar lawsuits that they cannot afford.  In addition to location regulations, HB 2107  would also require such establishments to close at midnight.  These and other mild regulations found in the bill would help protect Kansas communities from the well documented secondary effects of sexually oriented businesses, which include increased crime, decreased property values, prostitution, drug trafficking, and overall blight.

HB 2107 text

Status:

05/04/2011 Motion to withdraw from Fed. & State Affairs Committee defeated 17-22
04/29/2011 Approved by House of Representatives 96-23
03/17/2011 Failed in Senate Federal & State Affairs Committee
03/17/2011 Hearing in Senate Federal & State Affairs Committee; KCC testimony
03/09/2011 Approved by House of Representatives 91-28
02/18/2011 Approved by House Federal & State Affairs Committee
02/15/2011 Hearing in House Federal & State Affairs Committee
02/14/2011 Hearing in House Federal & State Affairs Committee; KCC testimony
01/26/2011 Introduced in House; referred to House Federal & State Affairs Committee

Vote Tallies:

05/04/2011 Motion to withdraw from Fed. & State Affairs Committee defeated 17-22

Yeas 17, Nays 22, Absent or Not Voting 1.

Yeas:  Abrams, Bruce, Holland, Kelsey, King, Love, Lynn, Masterson, Merrick, Olson, Ostmeyer, Petersen, Pilcher-Cook, Pyle, Schmidt A, Taddiken, Wagle.

Nays:  Apple, Brungardt, Emler, Faust-Goudeau, Francisco, Haley, Hensley, Huntington, Kelly, Kultala, Longbine, Marshall, McGinn, Morris, Owens, Reitz, Schmidt V, Schodorf, Steineger, Teichman, Umbarger, Vratil.

Absent or Not Voting:  Donovan.

04/29/2011 Approved by House of Representatives 96-23

Yeas 96; Nays 23; Absent or not voting: 5.  (63 needed for passage)

Yeas: Alford, Arpke, Billinger, Boman, Bowers, Brookens, Brown, Bruchman, Burroughs, Calloway, Carlin, Carlson, Cassidy, Collins, Colloton, Crum, DeGraaf, Denning, Donohoe, Fawcett, Feuerborn, Garber, D. Gatewood, Goico, Gonzalez, Goodman, Grange, Gregory, Grosserode, Hayzlett, Hedke, Henry, Hermanson, Hildabrand, Hineman, Hoffman, C. Holmes, M. Holmes, Howell, Huebert, Johnson, Kelley, Kelly, Kerschen, Kiegerl, Kinzer, Kleeb, Knox, Loganbill, Mah, Mast, McCray-Miller, McLeland, Meier, Meigs, Mesa, Montgomery, Mosier, Moxley, O’Brien, O’Hara, O’Neal, Osterman, Otto, Patton, Pauls, Peck, Peterson, Phelps, Pottorff, Powell, Proehl, Rhoades, Rubin, Ryckman, Scapa, Schroeder, Schwartz, Seiwert, Shultz, Siegfreid, Slattery, Smith, Spalding, Suellentrop, Swanson, Trimmer, Tyson, Vickrey, Victors, Ward, Wetta, Williams, B. Wolf, K. Wolf, Wolfe Moore.

Nays: Ballard, Bethell, Bollier, Burgess, Davis, Dillmore, Finney, Flaharty, Frownfelter, S. Gatewood, Gordon, Grant, Henderson, Hill, Kuether, Lane, Prescott, Roth, Ruiz, Sloan, Tietze, Winn, Worley.

Absent or not voting: Aurand, Brunk, Landwehr, Schwab, Weber.

03/09/2011 Approved by House of Representatives 91-28

Yeas 91; Nays 28; Absent or not voting: 6.

Yeas:  Alford, Arpke, Billinger, Boman, Bowers, Brookens, Brown, Bruchman, Brunk, Burroughs, Calloway, Carlin, Carlson, Cassidy, Collins, Colloton, Crum, DeGraaf, Denning, Donohoe, Feuerborn, Garber, D. Gatewood, Goico, Gonzalez, Goodman, Grange, Gregory, Grosserode, Hayzlett, Hedke, Henry, Hermanson, Hildabrand, Hineman, Hoffman, C. Holmes, M. Holmes, Howell, Huebert, Johnson, Kelley, Kelly, Kerschen, Kinzer, Kleeb, Knox, Loganbill, Mast, McCray-Miller, Meier, Meigs, Mesa, Mosier, Moxley, O’Brien, O’Hara, O’Neal, Osterman, Otto, Patton, Pauls, Peck, Phelps, Pottorff, Powell, Proehl, Rhoades, Rubin, Ryckman, Scapa, Schroeder, Schwab, Seiwert, Shultz, Siegfreid, Slattery, Smith, Spalding, Suellentrop, Swanson, Trimmer, Tyson, Vickrey, Victors, Ward, Weber, Wetta, Williams, B. Wolf, Wolfe Moore.

Nays:  Aurand, Ballard, Bethell, Bollier, Burgess, Davis, Dillmore, Finney, Flaharty, Frownfelter, S. Gatewood, Gordon, Grant, Henderson, Hill, Kuether, Lane, Mah, Peterson, Prescott, Roth, Ruiz, Schwartz, Sloan, Tietze, Winn, K. Wolf, Worley.

Absent or not voting:  Fawcett, Fund, Kiegerl, Landwehr, McLeland, Montgomery.