Bills to replace the Kansas death penalty have been filed in both the House and Senate.
- SB 21 was introduced on January 17th and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- HB 2282 was introduced on February 12th and referred to House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee.
Both bills would end the death penalty for the most serious murders in Kansas occurring on or after July 1, 2019. The new sentence would be life in prison without parole. It would provide for public safety without the extra cost and risks of the death penalty.
For more information on the death penalty, click here.