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Legislative Shenanigans

Legislative Shenanigans

Greetings Equality Kansas members and supporters – Last week, the Kansas Legislature decided to have a hearing on a bill called the “Kansas Firearms Industry Nondiscrimination Act.” No,…

EQKS Annual Meeting

EQKS Annual Meeting

Update on the EQKS Annual Meeting planned for Saturday, 1/30/16: Saturday begins with a closed board meeting to discuss legislative updates and other board matters, followed by elections.  The two…

Equality Action Alert: Non-Discrimination Bill in Kansas Legislature

Equality Action Alert: Non-Discrimination Bill in Kansas Legislature

Late last Thursday, the Kansas House of Representatives held a hearing on a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to our state’s non-discrimination law. The…

Brownback Backs Down!

Brownback Backs Down!

Greetings all – Another victory! Earlier today, the Brownback administration reversed itself and agreed to accept tax returns from same-sex couples.  As recently as yesterday, returns from married…

Sam Brownback is Lying

Sam Brownback is Lying

Perhaps it should come as no shock, but it appears the Brownback administration is lying to the people of Kansas about his compliance with the Supreme Court’s marriage…

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Chapter News

EQKS Metro Kansas City – Feb board meeting and annual elections

Reminder!!  EQKS Metro Kansas City – February board meeting and annual elections February 3 @…

EQKS Annual Meeting update

Update on the EQKS Annual Meeting planned for Saturday, 1/30/16: Saturday begins with a closed board meeting…

Equality Kansas Meeting 1/25/16

Attendees: Luc B., Benedette K, Stephanie Mott, Liatris S. Meeting was called to order at…

Meeting Agenda

EQK- Topeka 01/25/2016 @ UUFT – 7pm 4775 SW 21st St. Topeka, KS Minutes Call…

EQKS Metro Kansas City – Feb board meeting and annual elections

EQKS Metro Kansas City – February board meeting and annual elections February 3 @ 7:00…

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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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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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