TOPEKA – A measure retroactively blocking a “snaking annexation” used by Mulvane to incorporate land for a casino passed the House.
House Bill 2084, passed 113-9 on final action vote Monday. It now goes to the Senate.
Reps. Vince Wetta, a Wellington Democrat, and Pete DeGraaf, a Mulvane Republican, sponsored the measure. DeGraaf has opposed the casino and Wetta wants to see the casino constructed in Wellington.
Mulvane officials connected the proposed casino site to the city via a meandering, narrow strip of land. A suit Sumner County filed against the city over the annexation is in court. The bill is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2008.
The measure now goes to the Senate.