in the Legislature

The ACLU of Kansas is never busier than when the Legislature is in session. Either independently or with our partners in various and diverse coalitions, we work to protect civil liberties for all Kansans by either placing, supporting, altering, or defeating legislation that would threaten those civil liberties.

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[Oppose] HB 2078 - Suspension of Statutory Speedy Trial

This bill is an affront to the constitutional rights of all Kansans. The right to a speedy trial is in our state and federal constitutions. It will likely result in significant costs to residents and the state. The costs associated with electronic monitoring and supervision will explode.

November 11, 2021 Smart Justice Reform

[Oppose] SB 305 - Automatic License Plate Reader Policies

The implementation of automatic license plate readers (ALPR) poses serious privacy and other civil liberties threats. More and more cameras, longer retention periods, and widespread sharing allow law enforcement agents to assemble the individual puzzle pieces of where we have been over time…

November 11, 2021 Smart Justice Reform

[Oppose] SB 208 - Fairness in Women’s Sports

By imposing a wholesale ban on girls and young women who are transgender participating in athletics consistent with their gender identity, this bill discriminates based on transgender status and sex in violation of the United States Constitution and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act.

November 11, 2021 LGBTQ Rights