(a) The legislature hereby declares that the purpose of this act is to help further
the state's recognition of the distinct and unique cultural heritage of the Native
Americans and the state's commitment to preserving the Native Americans' cultural
(b) No state agency or municipality shall prohibit an individual from wearing traditional
tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance at a public event.
(c) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Municipality” means any county, township, city, school district or other political or taxing subdivision
of the state, or any agency, authority, institution or other instrumentality thereof.
(2) “Public event” means an event held or sponsored by a state agency or municipality, including, but
not limited to, an award ceremony, a graduation ceremony or a meeting of a governing
(3) “State agency” means the state of Kansas and any department or branch of state government, or any
agency, authority, institution or other instrumentality thereof.
(d) On the effective date of this act, the secretary of state shall send a copy of
this act to each tribal government located on the four Kansas reservations.
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