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Kansas legislator proposes measure ending anonymous bills


January 12, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would end the Legislature's practice of bills being proposed that do not publicly name the sponsor, but some lawmakers say it is unlikely to pass.

Lawmakers can keep their names off bills by introducing them through committees. During last year's session, 94 percent of bills passed had no named sponsor, The Kansas City Star reported.

A proposal from Rep. Stephanie Clayton, a Republican from Overland Park, would require bills introduced by a committee to include the name of the person who asked for it. The name would...

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