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Minutes for SB164 - Committee on Federal and State Affairs

Short Title

Club and drinking establishment act and the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Minutes Content for Mon, Feb 20, 2017

The Chairperson opened the hearing on SB 164.

John Federico of Federico Consulting, speaking from the audience stated that he had introduced this bill on behalf of the city of Topeka.  He had no written testimony.

Curtis Sneden, speaking on behalf of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, expressed support for SB 164.  The bill allows cities in Kansas to designate areas within which responsible adults may consume alcoholic beverages which have been sold by licensed establishments in accordance with existing law (Attachment  23).

Sean Pross, speaking from the audience and as a young professional, supported SB 164.  He had no written testimony.

Bridgette Jobe supplied written testimony in support of SB 164 (Attachment  24).

Eric B. Smith also supplied written testimony in support of SB 164 (Attachment  25).

Mayor Jeff Longwell of Wichita also supplied written testimony in support of SB 164 (Attachment  26).

Scott Schneider spoke in opposition to SB 164 asking who is responsible for controlling drinking (Attachment  27).

Philip Bradley in a neutral capacity stated that liability is the problem (Attachment  28).

Debbi Beavers, also in a neutral capacity, had the same concern about who is responsible for the open area (Attachment  29).

The Chairperson closed the hearing.