AG Schmidt is interesting to the Kansas Emergency Administration Act

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Attorney General Derek Schmidt has appealed in court proceedings that make the provisions of Senate Act 40 unenforceable.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said he appealed Wednesday on a Johnson Co. District Court case that recently made provisions of Senate Act 40 of 2021 unenforceable. He said the bill will reform the Kansas Emergency Management Act.

According to Schmidt, he told the court that he is appealing the decision to the Kansas Supreme Court. In addition, he said he had filed a motion asking a lower court to suspend its decision on the case pending appeal.

On the record, Schmidt said that the court’s ruling caused “unnecessary and annoying confusion” on many of the bill’s provisions that were not in dispute in the case, but nonetheless it appears that the court ruling has invalidated them. He warned that failure to stay the sentence could lead to “legal anarchy” and “potentially affect the state’s ability to respond to a future disaster”.

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To read the copy of the notice of appeal, click HERE.

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