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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
April 9, 2021 KS SB 55 Prohibits Transgender Student Athletes from Participating on Sports Teams that do Not Match their Birth Sex Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 11)
April 8, 2021 KS SB 55 Prohibits Transgender Student Athletes from Participating on Sports Teams that do Not Match their Birth Sex Conference Report Adopted - House (76 - 43)
April 8, 2021 KS HB 2089 Restructures Firearm Safety Education Training Programs for School Districts Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 44)
April 8, 2021 KS HB 2089 Restructures Firearm Safety Education Training Programs for School Districts Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
March 30, 2021 KS HB 2412 Establishes a Grant Program to Reduce the Effects of Substance Abuse Bill Passed - House (81 - 43)
March 25, 2021 KS HB 2126 Exempts Various Industries from Legal Liability Related to COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
March 17, 2021 KS SB 208 Prohibits Transgender Women and Girls from Participating in Women's Sports Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
March 4, 2021 KS HB 2126 Exempts Various Industries from Legal Liability Related to COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (85 - 37)
March 3, 2021 KS HB 2183 Limits the Governor's and the Secretary of States' Power in Elections Bill Passed - House (84 - 39)
March 3, 2021 KS HB 2332 Establishes Requirements for Applying for Advance Voting Ballots Bill Passed - House (86 - 38)
March 3, 2021 KS SB 91 Establishes That Companies Can Transfer a Maximum of 50% of Their Tax Credits to Another Company Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 5)
March 2, 2021 KS HB 2264 Authorizes College Athletes to Receive Compensation for the Use of their Likeness Bill Passed - House (95 - 29)
Feb. 18, 2021 KS SB 66 Amends Tax Law Related to "Angel Investor Tax Credits" Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
Feb. 9, 2021 KS SB 22 Provides Tax Cuts to Mitigate Effects of COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
Feb. 4, 2021 KS SR 1707 Amends the COVID-19 Vaccine Plan to Remove Prisoners from Phase-2 Resolution Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
Jan. 28, 2021 KS HCR 5003 Amends the State Constitution to Allow Legislative Regulation and Specify that there is No Constitutional Right to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 11)
Jan. 28, 2021 KS HB 2008 Requires Law Enforcement Training for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Bill Passed - House (123 - 0)
Jan. 22, 2021 KS HCR 5003 Amends the State Constitution to Allow Legislative Regulation and Specify that there is No Constitutional Right to Abortion Bill Passed - House (86 - 38)
Jan. 14, 2021 KS SB 14 Extends the COVID-19 Liability Shield for Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 1)
Date No. Title Outcome
4/09 SB 55 Prohibits Transgender Student Athletes from Participating on Sports Teams that do Not Match their Birth Sex Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 11)
4/08 SB 55 Prohibits Transgender Student Athletes from Participating on Sports Teams that do Not Match their Birth Sex Conference Report Adopted - House (76 - 43)
4/08 HB 2089 Restructures Firearm Safety Education Training Programs for School Districts Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 44)
4/08 HB 2089 Restructures Firearm Safety Education Training Programs for School Districts Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 7)
3/30 HB 2412 Establishes a Grant Program to Reduce the Effects of Substance Abuse Bill Passed - House (81 - 43)
3/25 HB 2126 Exempts Various Industries from Legal Liability Related to COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 7)
3/17 SB 208 Prohibits Transgender Women and Girls from Participating in Women's Sports Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
3/04 HB 2126 Exempts Various Industries from Legal Liability Related to COVID-19 Bill Passed - House (85 - 37)
3/03 HB 2183 Limits the Governor's and the Secretary of States' Power in Elections Bill Passed - House (84 - 39)
3/03 HB 2332 Establishes Requirements for Applying for Advance Voting Ballots Bill Passed - House (86 - 38)
3/03 SB 91 Establishes That Companies Can Transfer a Maximum of 50% of Their Tax Credits to Another Company Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 5)
3/02 HB 2264 Authorizes College Athletes to Receive Compensation for the Use of their Likeness Bill Passed - House (95 - 29)
2/18 SB 66 Amends Tax Law Related to "Angel Investor Tax Credits" Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 12)
2/09 SB 22 Provides Tax Cuts to Mitigate Effects of COVID-19 Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15)
2/04 SR 1707 Amends the COVID-19 Vaccine Plan to Remove Prisoners from Phase-2 Resolution Passed - Senate (28 - 8)
1/28 HCR 5003 Amends the State Constitution to Allow Legislative Regulation and Specify that there is No Constitutional Right to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 11)
1/28 HB 2008 Requires Law Enforcement Training for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Bill Passed - House (123 - 0)
1/22 HCR 5003 Amends the State Constitution to Allow Legislative Regulation and Specify that there is No Constitutional Right to Abortion Bill Passed - House (86 - 38)
1/14 SB 14 Extends the COVID-19 Liability Shield for Businesses Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 1)

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