TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s proposal to move up the date to require proof of citizenship for voter registration is again before the Kansas Senate.
The Lawrence Journal -World reports that House members have replaced the contents of a Senate bill with Kobach’s plan. Kobach said the move allows the Senate to vote on it.
Opponents of the ID requirement say the move, called a “gut and go,” is a questionable maneuver to sneak through controversial legislation.
Legislators enacted a law last year requiring Kansans registering to vote for the first time to provide proof of U.S. citizenship. That law doesn’t take effect until January. Kobach wants to move the date to June.
Kobach’s bill passed the House last month but didn’t make it out of a Senate committee.