Kansas House Passes Religious Freedom Bill

March 1, 2013

Today the Kansas House of Representatives passed legislation that would protect Kansans from government coercion that violates their religious beliefs by a margin of 109-14.  The Kansas Catholic Conference testified on behalf of the bill when it was heard in committee.  Now the bill moves to the Senate.

This is how they voted:

Yeas: Alcala, Alford, Barker, Bideau, Boldra, Bradford, Bruchman, Brunk, Burroughs, Couture-Lovelady, Campbell, Carlson, Carpenter, Cassidy, Christmann, Claeys, Clayton, Concannon, Corbet, Crum, Davis, DeGraaf, Dierks, Dillmore, Dove, Edmonds, Edwards, Esau, Ewy, Finch, Finney, Frownfelter, Gandhi, Garber, Goico, Gonzalez, Grant, Grosserode, Hawkins, Hedke, Henderson, Henry, Hermanson, Hibbard, Highland, Hildabrand, Hill, Hineman, Hoffman, Houser, Houston, Howell, Huebert, Hutton, Jennings, Johnson, Jones, Kahrs, Kelley, Kelly, Kinzer, Kleeb, Lunn, Macheers, Mast, McPherson, Meier, Meigs, Menghini, Merrick, Montgomery, Moxley, O’Brien, Osterman, Pauls, Peck, Perry, Peterson, Petty, Phillips, J. Powell, Proehl, Read, Rhoades, Rothlisberg, Rubin, Ruiz, Ryckman Jr., Ryckman Sr., Sawyer, Schroeder, Schwab, Schwartz, Seiwert, Shultz, Suellentrop, Sutton, Swanson, Thimesch, Todd, Trimmer, Vickrey, Victors, Ward, Waymaster, Weber, Weigel, Whipple, Wolfe Moore.

Nays: Ballard, Becker, Bollier, Bridges, Carlin, Doll, Kuether, Lane, Lusk, Rooker, Sloan, Sloop, Tietze, Winn.

Absent or not voting: Siegfreid, Wilson.

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