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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 SUPPORT OF SB130

We urge you to support SB 130 as it is a sound policy that will benefit voters and allow more eligible votes that should be counted to be counted.

March 14, 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 2211

We urge you to support HB 2211 as it is a sound policy to allow people to petition the court and to give a judge the discretion to remove the fines and fees that will leads to a suspended driver’s license a for non-traffic safety related offense simply because of their inability to pay.

February 22, 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

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