Kelly vetoes bill restricting state, local health official powers


Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a bill limiting the power of state and local health authorities to control the spread of contagious and infectious diseases that critics said would cripple the state's ability to protect the public.

The bill rejected by the governor would have restricted the power of the state health secretary and local health officials from taking various actions that would keep the spread of infectious diseases in check.

The Senate voted 22-18 to pass the SSJ

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