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 - HB 2566

The ACLU of Kansas strongly opposes HB 2566, which increases the criminal penalty for possession of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) products to be equivalent to marijuana possession.

February 6, 2018

ACLU Testimony - HB 2535

The ACLU of Kansas supports HB 2535. This bill would promote this right by changing the number of days within which a criminal defendant must be brought to trial from 150 to 90 days.

February 6, 2018

ACLU Testimony - HB 2523

The ACLU of Kansas strongly opposes HB 2523. While the ACLU strongly supports police accountability measures, this bill takes the wrong approach by continuing to punish candidates for county sheriff with a prior misdemeanor conviction after they have served their sentences.

February 6, 2018

ACLU Testimony - HB 2512

The ACLU of Kansas strongly opposes HB 2512, as it fails to protect the constitutionally protected right to abortion and related reproductive health services.

January 31, 2018

ACLU Testimony - HB 2453

The ACLU of Kansas opposes HB 2453. Whereas intermediate intervention programs are incredibly effective, passing on fees to juvenile defendants increases recidivism and causes the poor to face harsher treatment than others who commit identical crimes and can afford to pay.

January 26, 2018

ACLU Testimony - HB 2459

The ACLU of KS supports HB 2459. This bill would amend existing law to better protect the rights of Kansans whose property is forfeited, as well as require any agency seizing property for forfeiture to submit reports to the Kansas bureau of investigation documenting information about the property.

January 22, 2018

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