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Hate Crimes Bill heard in Kansas Senate Committee

Hate Crimes Bill heard in Kansas Senate Committee

Yesterday in the Kansas State Senate Judiciary Committee, a hearing was held on SB128, which would make adjustments to the current Kansas bias-crimes (“hate crimes”) statute.  The current…

TOMORROW: LGBT Equality Day in the Kansas Statehouse (Updated)

TOMORROW: LGBT Equality Day in the Kansas Statehouse (Updated)

Join Equality Kansas and our allies for Equality Day 2017 at the Kansas State Capitol! We have a robust agenda for the 2017/2018 Legislative sessions.  We have now…

Equality Kansas Launches 2017 Legislative Agenda

Equality Kansas Launches 2017 Legislative Agenda

Greetings Equality Kansas members – Attached below is a press release that was distributed this morning to all statehouse reporters.  In that release, you’ll see that we have…

School bathroom bill officially introduced. We plan to fight.

School bathroom bill officially introduced. We plan to fight.

Greetings Equality Kansas Members, Allies, and Supporters – Today Representative John Whitmer’s (R-Haysville) anti-transgender “bathroom” bill was formally introduced.  HB2171, a copy of which is attached to this…

New “bathroom” bill on its way

New “bathroom” bill on its way

On Thursday, Kansas state Representative John Whitmer (R-Haysville) announced to the media he would be introducing restricting transgender student access to bathrooms.  Whitmer, who backed last year’s failed…

Chapter News

EQKS Topeka Meeting 1/23/17

Equality Kansas Meeting 01/23/17 Attendees: Luc B., Benedette K, Stephanie Mott, Dan B. Lanna Allen…

monthly meeting agenda

EQK- Topeka 12/19/2016 @ UUFT – 7pm 4775 SW 21st St. Topeka, KS Minutes Call…

Equality Kansas Meeting 11/21/16

Equality Kansas Meeting 11/21/16 Attendees: Luc B., Benedette K, Stephanie Mott, Lesley Hayward Meeting was…

November meeting Agenda

EQK- Topeka 11/21/2016 @ UUFT – 7pm 4775 SW 21st St. Topeka, KS Minutes Call…

EQKS Topeka Chapter Meeting 10/17/16

Equality Kansas Meeting 10/17/16 Attendees: Luc B., Benedette K, Stephanie Mott Meeting was called to…

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2015 Kansas Legislative Session

At a Glance

Latest action on bills we’re tracking. Links in this column will open the bill history on the Kansas Legislature’s website:

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SB158: Hearing: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 10:30 AM Room 144-S
Wed Feb 8th, 2017


SB175: Committee of the Whole – Enacting clause be stricken Yea: 37 Nay: 1
Tue Mar 7th, 2017


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Equality Kansas, as a core part of achieving our mission, aggressively lobbies for and against state legislation that would have an impact on our civil rights.  This section provides an “at-a-glance” look at what’s happening in Topeka, our state capitol.

Listen Live

When the House and Senate are in session, you may listen in live. Generally, the House convenes at 11am, and the Senate at 2:30pm. These times are subject to change. For current session information, see the Kansas Legislature’s website at http://kslegislature.org/li/

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Track Bills

Each link below links to our direct feeds from the Legislature’s website:

HB 2004: Kansas right to try act.

HB 2011: Enacting the cannabis compassion and care act.

HB 2144: Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change.

HB 2145: Help Kansas vote act.

HB 2151: Workplace bullying, abuse and harassment; policies for state employees.

HB 2199: School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures.

HB 2323: Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

HB 2391: State employees; classified positions converted to unclassified positions.

SB 1: Increasing criminal penalties for hate crimes and establishing reporting requirements for law enforcement agencies.

SB 9: Enacting the cannabis compassion and care act.

SB 34: Penalties for voting crimes; prosecution of election crimes.

SB 37: Enacting the Kansas foster parents’ bill of rights act.

SB 56: Removing affirmative defense to promotion to minors of material harmful to minors for public, private or parochial schools.

SB 158: Establishing a CARE family program for foster care.

SB 175: Exercise of religious freedom by postsecondary education student associations.

SB 177: Voter ID; voter registration; denial for lack of proof of citizenship.

 

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