Private business owners who would like to prohibit people from openly carrying weapons into their stores and offices will now need to post a new sign outside their buildings.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has posted a temporary new sign informing patrons of an open carry ban at a private business on the Attorney General’s website. A 60-day public comment period on the signs is now open, and a public hearing on whether to adopt the new signage as a permanent solution is slate for the coming months. You can submit a comment on the new signage here.
The proposed permanent rules about sign placement dictate that the signs must be placed “‘at the eye level of an adult,’ which shall mean that each sign is entirely between four feet and six feet from the ground,” and that they be “posted not more than 12 inches to the right or left of all entrances to the building.”
If private business owners want to prohibit both openly carried and concealed weapons on their property, they will need to post both the new open carry sign as well as the concealed carry prohibition sign that was common throughout the state before the enactment of the new law.