Daily Archives April 3, 2018

Kansas senators adopt bills on religious freedom, minimum age of governor candidates

Hide caption


The Kansas Senate voted to approve bills Thursday offering legal protection to organizations that infuse religious doctrine into placement of children for adoption and setting at 30 the minimum age for becoming a candidate for governor or lieutenant governor.

Both pieces of legislation, the subject of significant debate a day earlier in the Senate, require affirmation from the House before placed on the desk of Gov. Jeff Colyer.

In terms of the minimum age legislation, the Senate voted 29-9 for House Bill 2539, which requires that candidates for governor and lieutenant governor be at least 30 years old. The House version of the same bill would allow individuals as young as 18 to stand for election to those two offices...

Read More