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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The ACLU of Kansas supports HB 2434 because suspending driver’s licenses for unpaid fines and fees punishes the working poor and is counterproductive to public safety. HB 2434 is an important step forward to addressing these issues.

February 18, 2020


Thousands of provisional ballots cast by eligible voters are being rejected every election cycle due to minor technicalities that can be easily resolved. Passing SB 351 is vital to ensuring that the votes of eligible citizens are counted.

February 18, 2020

SUPPORT FOR HB 2484 - Increasing good time credits for certain offenders

We support every effort to develop policies and programs aimed at rehabilitating the people in Kansas’s prisons. Good-time credits incentivize good behavior (rather than simply punishing bad behavior), helping inmates to develop positive habits, and thereby reducing recidivism rates.

February 6, 2020