Chapter 75: State Departments; Public Officers And Employees

Article 7c: Firearms

Statute 75-7c25: Orders of involuntary commitment for treatment of mental illness or alcohol or substance abuse; entry in certain databases; possession of firearms prohibited, when. (a) On or before July 1, 2007, every district court shall review all files dated on or after July 1, 1998, concerning mentally ill persons subject to involuntary commitment for care and treatment as defined in K.S.A. 59-2946, and amendments thereto, or persons with an alcohol or substance abuse problem subject to involuntary commitment for care and treatment as defined in K.S.A. 59-29b46, and amendments thereto.

      (b)   If the court ordered treatment pursuant to K.S.A. 59-2966 or 59-29b66, and amendments thereto, the clerk of the court shall report such order and all available information identifying the patient including, but not limited to, birth, gender and race, to the Kansas bureau of investigation.

      (c)   A copy of such orders shall be delivered by the clerk of the court to the Kansas bureau of investigation on or before July 1, 2007. The Kansas bureau of investigation shall immediately cause the order to be entered into the appropriate state and federal databases.

      (d)   The Kansas bureau of investigation shall ensure the accuracy of the entries and the court shall ensure the validity of the orders.

      (e)   After July 1, 2007, all orders of involuntary commitment for care and treatment pursuant to K.S.A. 59-2966 or 59-29b66, and amendments thereto, and any orders of termination of discharge shall be immediately forwarded to the Kansas bureau of investigation for entry into the appropriate state and federal databases.

      (f)   Upon a finding that the mentally ill person is a danger to self or others, the court shall notify the mentally ill person subject to involuntary commitment for care and treatment that it is a violation of the law to possess a firearm. Upon a finding that a proposed patient is a person with an alcohol or substance abuse problem subject to involuntary commitment for care and treatment, the court shall notify the person that it is a violation of the law to possess a firearm. Upon release, the state hospital shall notify the patient that it is a violation of the law for the patient to possess a firearm and provide information to the patient regarding the restoration procedure.

      History:   L. 2006, ch. 210, § 11; L. 2007, ch. 166, § 8; May 3.