From Mary Pilcher-Cook:
I am writing you with an urgent message – on Friday, Feb. 3, the Kansas Health Care Freedom Amendment will be debated and receive a vote by Senate Judiciary Committee members!
As you might remember, this Amendment to the Kansas Constitution was adopted by the Kansas House last year by over two-thirds vote – an overwhelming majority (93 votes in favor). With oral arguments set to be made before the United States Supreme Court in late March, it is important the Senate Judiciary Committee passes this legislation to the floor as quickly as possible, so it can be adopted by the full Senate with a 2/3 majority vote. Once passed, the measure would not need to be signed by the governor, but would go straight to November’s ballot for a vote from Kansas citizens.
While Kansans would not get to vote for the Constitutional Amendment before November, passage by the Legislature would still provide another tool in the toolbox for the Kansas Attorney General to use in arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court to protect our health care freedom. Next Friday's vote in committee is a critical step in that process. I hope you can make plans to attend the hearing on Friday -- here are the details:
Senate Judiciary Committee -- Vote on Health Care Freedom Amendment HCR 5007
Friday, February 3 -- 9:30 a.m.
Room 548-S -- State Capitol
CALL THESE SENATE COMMITTEE MEMBERS TODAY AND LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!
Chair - Sen. Tim Owens 785-296-7353
Vice Chair - Sen. Jeff King 785-296-7398
Ranking Minority Member - Sen. David Haley 785-296-7376
Sen. Terry Bruce 785-296-7300
Sen. Les Donovan 785-296-7385
Sen. Laura Kelly 785-296-7365
Sen. Julia Lynn 785-296-7382
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook 785-296-7362
Sen. Jean Schodorf 785-296-7391
Sen. Dwayne Umbarger 785-296-7389
Sen. John Vratil 785-296-7361