Keep HB2717 off the floor!

House Bill (HB) 2717 was introduced in the Kansas legislature by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt shortly after the passage on February 10th by the Wyandotte County Board of Commissioners of the Safe and Welcoming City Act.

The Safe and Welcoming Act will provide a municipal photo ID to the thousands of residents of Wyandotte County who have no ID and to others who would like an ID showing they live in Wyandotte County. The ordinance also strictly limits Unified Government employees including police from compromising public trust in them by cooperating with ICE unless they are presented with a judicial warrant or the public safety is at risk.

HB 2717 seeks to prevent Wyandotte County from implementing the Safe and Welcoming Act fully, and represents a threat to all Kansas communities that wish to implement local policy without interference from state officials.

Please send a letter to House Speaker Ron Ryckman asking him to bury HB 2717.

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