Cities criticize bill limiting power to regulate sale of goods, services


Cities and counties turned out in force to fight a bill stopping them from regulating any consumer products and services allowed under state law, saying it would keep them from limiting fireworks, tobacco, massage therapists and land use.

They urged the House commerce committee Monday to reject a bill pushed by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce that was introduced after Wichita officials considered - but later dopped - a ban on retailers from selling dogs and cats.

The bill was intended to stop cities from interfering in commerce by taking actions similar to Dallas SSJ

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