The Kansas Senate will vote on SB 257/HB 2389 very soon! Read the facts about SB257 here. However, due to the inclement weather we have had over the last week, the Kansas Legislature is running a bit behind of schedule. We do know that this vote will take place at 2:30pm, but unfortunately at this point, we are unable to confirm a specific date for this vote.
Once the vote is scheduled we will send you another alert, giving you plenty of time to plan to join us at the Capitol and show the Senate that we oppose this bill! Remember, you can always listen to the live proceedings at the Capitol by clicking this link then clicking on the House or Senate link under theLive Audio Broadcast heading.
We know many of you have taken the time to contact your senator to urge them to oppose this bill and we thank you! If you haven’t had the chance to contact your senator yet, NOW is the perfect time! Find your senator here.
Please note that SB 257/HB 2389, though dealing with the issue of review and appeals in death penalty cases, does NOT affect repeal of the death penalty.
SB126, which would repeal the death penalty, had a hearing in January, and had strong and compelling testimony in favor of repeal. Senate Bill 126 is not currently scheduled for a vote, but we will keep you updated on any progress.
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