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Kansas Key Legislation – 2024

 

Democracy

  • A Republican Senator Introduced Legislation To Prohibit Counties From Mailing Advance Ballot Applications To Voters Unless They Are Requested. [Kansas Legislature, 2023-2024 Legislative Session, SB 366, introduced 1/18/24; Kansas Reflector, 1/25/24]
  • Republican Lawmakers Introduced Legislation To Limit Gov. Kelly’s Power To Fill Vacancies In Statewide Offices, Such As State Treasurers And U.S. Senators. [The Kansas City Star, 1/17/24; Kansas Legislature, 2023-2024 Legislative Session, SB 254, introduced 2/15/23; Kansas Legislature, 2023-2024 Legislative Session, SB 249, introduced 2/14/23

Economy

  • Democratic Lawmakers Introduced Legislation To Raise The Minimum Wage. [Kansas Legislature, 2023-2024 Legislative Session, SB 70, introduced 1/19/23]

Guns

  • Republican Legislators Introduced A Concurrent Resolution Proposing A Constitutional Amendment Establishing A “Fundamental Right” To Bear Arms. [Kansas Legislature, 2023-2024 Legislative Session, HCR 5020, introduced 1/16/24]

LGBTQ+ Rights

  • Senate Republicans Introduced Legislation To Allow Physicians To Face Legal Action And Revocation Of Their License If They Provide Gender-affirming Care To Minors.  [Kansas Legislature, 2023-2024 Legislative Session, SB 353, introduced 1/17/24]

Reproductive Rights

  • Republican Legislators Introduced A Near-Total Abortion Ban That Would Also Allow Private Citizens To Bring Legal Action Against Anyone Who Helps Someone Obtain An Abortion. [Kansas Legislature, 2023-2024 Legislative Session, HB2492, introduced 1/10/24; Kansas Reflector, 1/11/24]
  • Senate Republicans Introduced A Bill That Would Redefine Unborn Fetuses As Children.  [Kansas Legislature, 2023-2024 Legislative Session, SB 425, introduced 1/30/24; Kansas Reflector, 2/12/24]

 

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