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House Takes Up Veto Overrides

VetoOverride (April 28, 2022) – Today, the Kansas House of Representatives took up the matters previously vetoed by Governor Laura Kelly.

The first item taken up by the House was Senate Substitute for House Bill 2448, which would require able-bodied adults without dependents to complete an employment and training program to receive food assistance. The motion to override passed in the House on a vote of 86-36 and now goes to the Senate.

The Senate previously voted to override, and today the House voted on the following previously vetoed matters:

  • Senate Bill 58, establishing the Parent's Bill of Rights for parents of students attending elementary or secondary school in Kansas. The motion to override the veto failed on a vote of 72-50. Therefore, not having reached the required constitutional majority, the veto is sustained.
  • Senate Bill 160, enacting the Fairness in Women's Sports Act requiring student athletic teams to only include members of the same biological sex unless designated as coed. The motion to override failed on a vote of 81-41.