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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
March 17, 2020 KS SB 102 Expands Flexibility in Courts Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
March 17, 2020 KS SB 142 Authorizes Waiver for School Hour Requirement Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 4)
April 5, 2019 KS SB 78 Authorizes Victims of Domestic Violence to Opt Out of Lease Agreements Conference Report Adopted - House (100 - 23)
March 27, 2019 KS HB 2326 Reduces Concealed Carry Age Bill Passed - House (83 - 41)
Feb. 27, 2019 KS HB 2167 Establishes System for Transfer of Certain Deer Hunting Permits to Nonresidents Bill Passed - House (63 - 60)
March 15, 2018 KS HB 2042 Authorizes Individuals Aged 18-20 to Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15)
Feb. 2, 2018 KS HB 2042 Authorizes Individuals Aged 18-20 to Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit Bill Passed - House (76 - 44)
Feb. 5, 2016 KS SB 133 Establishes Immunity for Underage Drinkers Who Seek Medical Help Bill Passed - House (92 - 27)
May 7, 2015 KS HB 2049 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - House (81 - 36)
March 25, 2015 KS SB 45 Authorizes Concealed Firearms Without a License Bill Passed - House (85 - 39)
Feb. 26, 2015 KS SB 45 Authorizes Concealed Firearms Without a License Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
April 5, 2014 KS HB 2578 Prohibits a City or County from Regulating Firearms Conference Report Adopted - House (102 - 19)
April 4, 2014 KS SB 323 Limits the Duration of Conservation Easements Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 23)
March 14, 2014 KS HB 2662 Reduces Wait Time for Expungement for Individuals Convicted of Driving Under the Influence Bill Passed - House (87 - 31)
Feb. 27, 2014 KS SB 311 Increases the Limit for Non-Economic Civil Damages Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 8)
Feb. 20, 2014 KS HB 2387 Requires 50 Year Minimum Sentence for Certain Murder Convictions Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
Feb. 13, 2014 KS HB 2389 Establishes Time Limits on Death Penalty Appeals Process Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 13)
Feb. 13, 2014 KS HB 2389 Establishes Time Limits on Death Penalty Appeals Process Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 13)
May 21, 2013 KS HB 2162 Prohibits State Funds from Being Used to Lobby for Firearm Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 28)
April 5, 2013 KS SB 102 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 4)
April 5, 2013 KS SB 102 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 24)
April 4, 2013 KS HB 2033 Repeals Prohibition on the Possession of Switchblade and Stiletto Knives Conference Report Adopted - House (95 - 26)
March 14, 2013 KS HB 2055 Authorizes Concealed Handguns Inside State Capitol and School Buildings Bill Passed - House (84 - 38)
March 14, 2013 KS HB 2199 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Firearms Laws Within the State of Kansas Bill Passed - House (94 - 29)
Feb. 28, 2013 KS SB 63 Authorizes Secretary of State to Prosecute Election Fraud Cases Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
Feb. 28, 2013 KS Holland Amendment to SB 63 Prohibits the Secretary of State from Operating a PAC Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 17)
Feb. 28, 2013 KS SB 149 Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 8)
Feb. 28, 2013 KS SB 142 Prohibits Civil Action Lawsuits Concerning Abortion Consultation Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 5)
March 12, 2012 KS HB 2353 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Handguns in Public Buildings Bill Passed - House (70 - 54)
May 11, 2011 KS SB 129 Amends Voter Identification Requirements Conference Report Rejected - Senate (15 - 23)
Feb. 25, 2011 KS HB 2067 Voter Photographic Identification Requirements Bill Passed - House (83 - 36)
May 8, 2010 KS HB 2130 Amending Seat Belt Laws Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 8)
March 24, 2010 KS HB 2685 Authorizing Concealed Weapons on Campus Bill Passed - House (65 - 57)
Feb. 25, 2010 KS HB 2221 Ban on Smoking in Certain Public Places Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 54)
March 25, 2009 KS HB 2275 Drug Testing for Cash Assistance Recipients Bill Passed - House (99 - 26)
March 25, 2009 KS HB 2275 Drug Testing for Cash Assistance Recipients Bill Passed - House (99 - 26)
Feb. 19, 2009 KS SB 59 Enforcing Seat Belt Violations as a Primary Offense Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
Feb. 17, 2009 KS SB 25 Statewide Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
May 6, 2008 KS HB 2019 Voter Identification Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 3)
May 6, 2008 KS HB 2019 Voter Identification Conference Report Adopted - House (67 - 56)
March 26, 2008 KS Journey Amnd. 1 Penalties for Obstructing Immigration Enforcement Amendment Rejected - Senate (14 - 24)
March 19, 2008 KS SB 409 Three-Strikes Sentencing for Theft Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 6)
March 18, 2008 KS SB 389 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (84 - 40)
March 14, 2008 KS HB 2873 Department of Corrections Bonds Bill Passed - House (104 - 18)
Feb. 14, 2008 KS HB 2617 Mandatory Drug Testing for Drivers Causing Serious Accidents Bill Passed - House (117 - 5)
Feb. 14, 2008 KS HB 2617 Mandatory Drug Testing for Drivers Causing Serious Accidents Bill Passed - House (117 - 5)
April 27, 2007 KS HB 2528 Concealed Firearms Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 10)
April 26, 2007 KS HB 2528 Concealed Firearms Veto Override Passed - House (98 - 26)
April 25, 2007 KS HB 2062 Violence Against Unborn Children Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 27)
April 3, 2007 KS HB 2019 Voter Identification Concurrence Vote Failed - House (61 - 61)
March 28, 2007 KS HB 2019 Voter Identification Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 14)
March 28, 2007 KS HB 2062 Violence Against Unborn Children Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 14)
March 27, 2007 KS HB 2528 Concealed Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
March 21, 2007 KS HB 2528 Concealed Gun Regulations Bill Passed - House (107 - 17)
Feb. 19, 2007 KS HB 2006 Legal Status of an Unborn Child/Fetus Bill Passed - House (94 - 28)
May 10, 2006 KS HB 2118 Conceal and Carry Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 9)
May 10, 2006 KS HB 2118 Conceal and Carry Conference Report Adopted - House (93 - 24)
May 10, 2006 KS HB 2118 Conceal and Carry Conference Report Adopted - House (93 - 24)
May 10, 2006 KS HB 2118 Conceal and Carry Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 9)
May 1, 2006 KS HB 2554 DNA Sampling in Felony Cases Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 11)
March 23, 2006 KS SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Veto Override Passed - House (91 - 33)
March 23, 2006 KS SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Veto Override Passed - House (91 - 33)
March 23, 2006 KS SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Veto Override Passed - House (91 - 33)
March 22, 2006 KS SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 10)
March 22, 2006 KS SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 10)
March 22, 2006 KS SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 10)
March 14, 2006 KS SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Bill Passed - House (90 - 33)
March 14, 2006 KS SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Bill Passed - House (90 - 33)
March 14, 2006 KS SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Bill Passed - House (90 - 33)
Feb. 9, 2006 KS SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
Feb. 9, 2006 KS SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
Feb. 9, 2006 KS SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/17 SB 102 Expands Flexibility in Courts Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 7)
3/17 SB 142 Authorizes Waiver for School Hour Requirement Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (30 - 4)
4/05 SB 78 Authorizes Victims of Domestic Violence to Opt Out of Lease Agreements Conference Report Adopted - House (100 - 23)
3/27 HB 2326 Reduces Concealed Carry Age Bill Passed - House (83 - 41)
2/27 HB 2167 Establishes System for Transfer of Certain Deer Hunting Permits to Nonresidents Bill Passed - House (63 - 60)
3/15 HB 2042 Authorizes Individuals Aged 18-20 to Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 15)
2/02 HB 2042 Authorizes Individuals Aged 18-20 to Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit Bill Passed - House (76 - 44)
2/05 SB 133 Establishes Immunity for Underage Drinkers Who Seek Medical Help Bill Passed - House (92 - 27)
5/07 HB 2049 Reduces Penalties for Marijuana Possession Bill Passed - House (81 - 36)
3/25 SB 45 Authorizes Concealed Firearms Without a License Bill Passed - House (85 - 39)
2/26 SB 45 Authorizes Concealed Firearms Without a License Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
4/05 HB 2578 Prohibits a City or County from Regulating Firearms Conference Report Adopted - House (102 - 19)
4/04 SB 323 Limits the Duration of Conservation Easements Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 23)
3/14 HB 2662 Reduces Wait Time for Expungement for Individuals Convicted of Driving Under the Influence Bill Passed - House (87 - 31)
2/27 SB 311 Increases the Limit for Non-Economic Civil Damages Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 8)
2/20 HB 2387 Requires 50 Year Minimum Sentence for Certain Murder Convictions Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
2/13 HB 2389 Establishes Time Limits on Death Penalty Appeals Process Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 13)
2/13 HB 2389 Establishes Time Limits on Death Penalty Appeals Process Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 13)
5/21 HB 2162 Prohibits State Funds from Being Used to Lobby for Firearm Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House (83 - 28)
4/05 SB 102 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 4)
4/05 SB 102 Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations Conference Report Adopted - House (96 - 24)
4/04 HB 2033 Repeals Prohibition on the Possession of Switchblade and Stiletto Knives Conference Report Adopted - House (95 - 26)
3/14 HB 2055 Authorizes Concealed Handguns Inside State Capitol and School Buildings Bill Passed - House (84 - 38)
3/14 HB 2199 Prohibits Enforcement of Federal Firearms Laws Within the State of Kansas Bill Passed - House (94 - 29)
2/28 SB 63 Authorizes Secretary of State to Prosecute Election Fraud Cases Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 9)
2/28 Holland Amendment to SB 63 Prohibits the Secretary of State from Operating a PAC Amendment Adopted - Senate (23 - 17)
2/28 SB 149 Requires Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 8)
2/28 SB 142 Prohibits Civil Action Lawsuits Concerning Abortion Consultation Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 5)
3/12 HB 2353 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Handguns in Public Buildings Bill Passed - House (70 - 54)
5/11 SB 129 Amends Voter Identification Requirements Conference Report Rejected - Senate (15 - 23)
2/25 HB 2067 Voter Photographic Identification Requirements Bill Passed - House (83 - 36)
5/08 HB 2130 Amending Seat Belt Laws Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 8)
3/24 HB 2685 Authorizing Concealed Weapons on Campus Bill Passed - House (65 - 57)
2/25 HB 2221 Ban on Smoking in Certain Public Places Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 54)
3/25 HB 2275 Drug Testing for Cash Assistance Recipients Bill Passed - House (99 - 26)
3/25 HB 2275 Drug Testing for Cash Assistance Recipients Bill Passed - House (99 - 26)
2/19 SB 59 Enforcing Seat Belt Violations as a Primary Offense Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 17)
2/17 SB 25 Statewide Indoor Smoking Ban Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 13)
5/06 HB 2019 Voter Identification Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 3)
5/06 HB 2019 Voter Identification Conference Report Adopted - House (67 - 56)
3/26 Journey Amnd. 1 Penalties for Obstructing Immigration Enforcement Amendment Rejected - Senate (14 - 24)
3/19 SB 409 Three-Strikes Sentencing for Theft Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 6)
3/18 SB 389 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (84 - 40)
3/14 HB 2873 Department of Corrections Bonds Bill Passed - House (104 - 18)
2/14 HB 2617 Mandatory Drug Testing for Drivers Causing Serious Accidents Bill Passed - House (117 - 5)
2/14 HB 2617 Mandatory Drug Testing for Drivers Causing Serious Accidents Bill Passed - House (117 - 5)
4/27 HB 2528 Concealed Firearms Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 10)
4/26 HB 2528 Concealed Firearms Veto Override Passed - House (98 - 26)
4/25 HB 2062 Violence Against Unborn Children Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 27)
4/03 HB 2019 Voter Identification Concurrence Vote Failed - House (61 - 61)
3/28 HB 2019 Voter Identification Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 14)
3/28 HB 2062 Violence Against Unborn Children Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 14)
3/27 HB 2528 Concealed Firearms Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
3/21 HB 2528 Concealed Gun Regulations Bill Passed - House (107 - 17)
2/19 HB 2006 Legal Status of an Unborn Child/Fetus Bill Passed - House (94 - 28)
5/10 HB 2118 Conceal and Carry Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 9)
5/10 HB 2118 Conceal and Carry Conference Report Adopted - House (93 - 24)
5/10 HB 2118 Conceal and Carry Conference Report Adopted - House (93 - 24)
5/10 HB 2118 Conceal and Carry Conference Report Adopted - Senate (30 - 9)
5/01 HB 2554 DNA Sampling in Felony Cases Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 11)
3/23 SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Veto Override Passed - House (91 - 33)
3/23 SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Veto Override Passed - House (91 - 33)
3/23 SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Veto Override Passed - House (91 - 33)
3/22 SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 10)
3/22 SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 10)
3/22 SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Veto Override Passed - Senate (30 - 10)
3/14 SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Bill Passed - House (90 - 33)
3/14 SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Bill Passed - House (90 - 33)
3/14 SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Bill Passed - House (90 - 33)
2/09 SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
2/09 SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)
2/09 SB 418 Concealed Weapons Permits Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 11)

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