2011/12 Legislation

Kansas Senate Passes Health Care Conscience Bill 23-16

The Kansas Senate has sent conscience protection legislation to Governor Brownback’s desk, which he is expected to sign.  The bill will protect health care providers from being discriminated against if they refuse to provide — or refer for — drugs and devices they reasonably believe could cause an abortion.  Find your state senator here and […] Read More >>

Kansas House Passes Two Critical Conscience Protection Bills

Today the Kansas House overwhelmingly passed a religious freedom bill 91-33 and a health care conscience protection bill 95-29.  They now await action by the Kansas Senate. Religious Freedom Preservation Act — H Sub for SB 142 Yeas: Alford, Arpke, Aurand, Billinger, Boman, Bowers, Brookens, Brown, Bruchman, Brunk, Burgess, Calloway, Carlson, Cassidy, Collins, Colloton, Crum, […] Read More >>

School Choice Bill Defeated in Kansas House

The Kansas House of Representatives voted 55-66 against legislation that would establish a school choice program in Kansas geared towards low-income families. Under the bill, individuals and corporations would be able to receive a tax credit for making donations to nonprofit scholarship organizations.  The nonprofit scholarship organizations in turn would use the donated money to […] Read More >>

House Committee Holds Hearing on Death Penalty

The Kansas House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice held an informational hearing on capital punishment yesterday.  The Kansas Catholic Conference testified in favor of legislation to end the use of the death penalty in Kansas.  No action is expected on such legislation during this session of the Legislature. Read More >>

KU Medical Center Wants Residents Trained in Abortion

Important Pro-Life legislation supported by the Kansas Catholic Conference is facing opposition from the Kansas University Medical Center.  While KU Med officials did not testify against HB 2598 at its committee hearing, they have been contacting members of the Legislature to oppose language in the bill that prevents state employees from participating in the abortion […] Read More >>

Kansas Legislative Committee Passes Religious Freedom Bill

The Kansas House Judiciary Committee has re-approved legislation that would help protect people of faith in Kansas from being coerced by state or local government into activities that violate their religious beliefs.  This top priority bill now awaits consideration by the full House of Representatives. Read More >>

Wichita Catholic Schools Superintendent Testifies on Behalf of School Choice

Bob Voboril, Superintendent of Wichita Catholic Schools, testified today on behalf of legislation that would launch a school choice program in Kansas geared towards low-income families. Read More >>