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32-1072. Same; authority. The legislature declares that the authority for the state sovereignty over non-migratory wildlife act is the following:

(a) The tenth amendment to the constitution of the United States guarantees to the states and their people all powers not granted to the federal government elsewhere in the constitution and reserves to the state and people of Kansas certain powers as they were understood at the time that Kansas was admitted to statehood in 1861. The guaranty of those powers is a matter of contract between the state and people of Kansas and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Kansas in 1859 and the United States in 1861.

(b) Article II, section 1 of the constitution of the state of Kansas authorizes the legislature of the state of Kansas to exercise the legislative power of the state, including the general police powers inherent in a sovereign state.

History: L. 2014, ch. 103, § 2; May 22.



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