SB 579 Repeals the law currently prohibiting Kansas City police officers from participating in some political activities
Sponsor: Shields
LR Number: 3169S.02C Fiscal Note: 3169-02N.ORG
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 5/14/2010 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 579-Shields, with SCS Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 579 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2010

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 579 - This act repeals provisions of law which currently prohibit any Kansas City police officer from:

(1) Belonging to a political party committee;

(2) Soliciting any person to vote for or against any political candidate, party, or organization; or

(3) Making contributions of any kind for political activity.

This act also repeals the provision which prohibits any person from soliciting a police officer or a member of the police board for any political purpose.

This act is similar to SB 18 (2007) and SB 189 (2009).