Panel Won't Act On Kobach Citizenship Rule

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Friday, March 16, 2012

A key state senator is blocking a vote on Secretary of State Kris Kobach's legislation requiring new Kansas voters to prove their U.S. citizenship ahead of this year's presidential election.

Chairwoman Terrie Huntington said Friday she doesn't plan to have her Senate Ethics and Elections Committee meet again this year. The committee had a hearing on Kobach's bill Thursday but adjourned its last scheduled meeting of the year without acting.

Kansas has a law requiring people registering to vote for the first time in the state to provide proof of their citizenship, but it doesn't take effect until January. Kobach wants to move up the effective date to June 15.

Kobach has said the panel could easily convene again, but Huntington said members don't want another meeting.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 142926365 - kake.com/a?a=142926365
Gray Television, Inc.