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Legislation #: 171035 Introduction Date: 12/21/2017
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: MAYOR LUCAS
Title: Declaring the City’s intention to include an additional legislative priority for the 2018 session of the Missouri General Assembly.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
12/21/2017 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/21/2017 Referred to Legislative Committee
10/16/2018 Hold Off Agenda
2/12/2020 Release
2/24/2020 Released

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RESOLUTION NO. 171035

 

Declaring the City’s intention to include an additional legislative priority for the 2018 session of the Missouri General Assembly.

 

WHEREAS, the City Council established its state legislative priorities and positions on December 14, 2017 in Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 170984; and

 

WHEREAS, the Missouri General Assembly will convene on January 3, 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri has experienced 145 homicides as of December 20, 2017 with 124 of those being executed by a firearm; and

 

WHEREAS, in an attempt to address violence in general and gun violence specifically, the Mayor and Council, staff, law enforcement and partners continue to engage in a number of programs and initiatives in an attempt to increase safety for our citizens; and

 

WHEREAS, despite these noble efforts lives are lost each year and we continue to work towards a solution; and

 

WHEREAS, it is of great importance that the City also work on a legislative strategy to address the issue of gun violence; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. MAJOR PRIORITIES. That the City adopts an additional major priority on matters that may come before the 2018 session of the Missouri General Assembly:

 

Gun Control. Support legislation which promotes gun safety and control within the City of Kansas City, Missouri, including prohibiting carrying guns within designated entertainment districts and venues.

 

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