Governor vetoes bills related to election procedures, gun rights, personalized license plates Featured

Governor vetoes bills related to election procedures, gun rights, personalized license plates Featured

After issuing vetoes of a transgender athletics bill and two others connected to education Thursday, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued four more vetoes Friday. The governor vetoed Senate Substitute for House Bill 2183, which says people can bring ballots on behalf of neighbors, friends or acquaintances while outlawing the practice of candidates carrying ballots, and House Bill 2332, which ban the governor, executive branch and judiciary from changing state election law. Governor Kelly says both bills are designed to make it difficult for people to be involved in the democratic process instead of stopping voter fraud, their stated intent. House Bill 2058, which creates standard and provisional license classes for concealed firearm carry, recognizes licenses from other states as valid in Kansas and creates the Kansas Protection of Firearms Rights Act, was also vetoed. The governor says the bill allows more guns on campuses, which is neither safe nor effective. The governor also vetoed House Bill 2166, which includes provisions for personalized license plates — including the so-called Gadsden flag plate, which depicts a coiled snake with the words "Don’t Tread On Me" underneath. The flag dates back to the American Revolution but is also now considered a symbol of White supremacy and was flown during the US Capitol insurrection back in January. The governor says she will sign the bill if the Gadsden flag provision is removed.

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