Governor Sam Brownback’s veto of Senate Bill 338 defends individual liberty and property rights

Topeka – (RealEstateRama) — Defending the bedrock principles of individual liberty and private property rights, Governor Sam Brownback today vetoed Senate Bill 338 concerning municipal authority over blighted and abandoned properties.

The Governor issued the following statement:

“Government should protect property rights and ensure the less advantaged are not denied the liberty to which every citizen is entitled.  Governmental authority to take property from one private citizen and give it to another private citizen should be limited, but this bill would have the effect of expanding such authority without adequate safeguards. The potential for abuse of this new statutory process cannot be ignored.”

A copy of the Governor’s veto statement for Senate Bill 338 may be found here.

The Governor has now signed 46 bills into law this session and vetoed two. By law, the Kansas governor has 10 calendar days to sign the bill into law, veto the bill or allow the bill to become law without his or her signature.

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