Friday, May 13, 2011

Kansas House Passes Conference Committee Report to Cancel 2012 Presidential Primary

The Kansas House on Thursday, May 12 followed the state Senate's lead from earlier in the day and passed the conference committee report for HB 2080. Both chambers have now agreed to the same version of a broader elections bill that, among other things, cancels the Sunflower state's presidential primary for 2012.

The legislation now heads to Governor Sam Brownback's desk for his consideration. As FHQ mentioned yesterday, Kansas' history of canceling presidential primaries makes this bill becoming law likely. Kansas would become the second state to cancel its presidential primary; joining Washington. There are no other states at this time considering that option.

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