On Thursday, a bill to repeal the death penalty and replace it with life without parole was introduced into the Kansas House of Representatives.
The bill, HB 2397, also establishes a fund to help the families of murder victims and provide for mental health services by redirecting savings that will come from abolishing the death penalty.
A similar bill, SB 126, was introduced in the Senate in February.
Contact your legislators today and ask them to support HB 2397 and SB 126!
It’s important for legislators to hear from constituents like you! Call, write or email your legislators today and tell them you support ending the Kansas death penalty!
To confirm your legislators’ contact information, just visit www.openkansas.org. Type in your address to see updated contact information for your Senator and Representative.
We know that in Kansas, death penalty cases can cost up to 70 percent more than non-death penalty cases. That high costs diverts important financial resources away from prevention and victims’ services.
These bills will end the death penalty, replace it with life in prison without parole and direct savings to programs that will assist victims of crime and enhance public safety.