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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ACLU Testimony - SB 421

SB 421 would require boards and commissions that grant occupational licenses to specify any criminal history that would disqualify a candidate, and ensure that any prior criminal record could not be used to disqualify the candidate after five years.

March 13, 2018

ACLU Testimony - SB 264

The ACLU of Kansas strongly supports SB 264. SB 264 would amend existing law to ensure that all registered voters, including those unable to sign for reason of disability, are able to cast a ballot.

March 13, 2018

ACLU Testimony - HB 2643

he ACLU of Kansas strongly opposes HB 2643. This bill would effectively repeal Kansas’s in-state tuition law, limiting access to higher education for Kansas youth solely on the basis of their immigration status and without regard for their scholastic achievement or merit.

February 15, 2018

ACLU Testimony - HB 2579

The ACLU of Kansas is pleased to support HB 2579. This bill would allow exonerated people to obtain government compensation for their wrongful conviction and imprisonment.

February 14, 2018

ACLU Testimony - HB 2704

The ACLU of Kansas is pleased to support HB 2704. This bill would require informed consent before an antipsychotic medication is administered to an adult home care resident.

February 14, 2018

ACLU Testimony - SB 360

The ACLU of Kansas is pleased to support SB 360. This bill allows the release of video footage documenting specified law enforcement conduct upon the request of anyone, and with permission of the next of kin to any deceased individual portrayed in the video footage.

February 12, 2018

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