We are in the final stages of the 2014 Legislative Session and we here at KCADP have spent the bulk of our time fighting against a poorly thought-out bill — Senate Substitute for House Bill 2389.
This bill intended to accelerate the death penalty execution process. Its own process through the legislature involved a “gut-and-go” maneuver where the language from an already approved bill was replaced with something else. This technique would have prevented the House from having any input on the bill, but working together, you made sure that wasn’t the case by bringing attention to this ill-advised and dangerous bill. The House heard you and responded by rejecting the Conference Committee report and sending the bill back down the legislative hill…but it’s not over until the last day, so this IS NOT OVER!!
There is still a possibility that the proponents of this bill will try to get it through. Stay vigilant and continue to contact Conference Committee House members Rep. Rubin, (785 296-7690); Rep. Gonzales, (785 296-7500); and Rep. Pauls, (785 296-7657); along with your House Representative (find your Representative here) and urge them to OPPOSE HB 2389!
Together we can end the death penalty and defeating this bill is a good start!