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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TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF HB 2317

We urge you to support HB 2317 because this bill could prevent the displacement and disenfranchisement of poor communities due to poorly written eminent domain laws. This is an issue of equality, justice, and property rights, to which every Kansan should have equal access.

March 19, 2019

TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION TO HB2191

We urge you to vote no on HB 2191, as it has numerous privacy concerns and would infringe on 4th Amendment rights. Nothing in this bill limits the scope of review or examination of the data by outside parties.

March 14, 2019

TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF HB 2270

We urge you to support HB 2270. It eliminates an unconstitutional provision that discriminates against same-sex relationships. The statute as written singles out lesbian and gay youth for harsher prison sentences.

February 21, 2019

TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION OF HB 2355

The primary function of this bill is to remove a restriction of warrantless arrest. Current language limits warrantless arrest to agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

February 21, 2019

TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION OF HB 2274

Given the dubious intent of this bill, the shoddy scientific claims behind it, and the interference into the doctor/patient relationship, we urge you not to pass HB 2274, and to oppose any bills of this kind which use unsubstantiated science to manipulate legislation.

February 20, 2019

TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF HB2009

Columbus Day elevates a violent moment in history that is part of the cultural erasure of Native Americans. Indigenous People’s Day is a step toward the visibility and representation of nations that have existed long before that moment, and will continue to enrich this country long after.

February 6, 2019

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