SB 454 - This act modifies the membership of the county political party committees in Jackson County.
Under current law, the committee's membership is comprised of 2 members from each ward, 6 members from the second and third most populous townships outside of the city and 4 members from the other townships outside the city. The election authority is required to divide the portion of Kansas City located within Jackson county into wards.
Under this act, members of the county committee shall be elected from the state representative districts. Three men and three women shall be elected from a district wholly contained in the county, two men and two women shall be elected from a district predominantly contained in the county, and one man and one woman shall be elected from a district that is partially but not predominantly contained in the county.
This act is identical to provisions contained within SCS/HCS/HB 692 (2015) and similar to provisions in SB 578(2014), SS/HCS/HB 199 (2013), HCS/HB 349 (2013), SB 395 (2013), and SS/HCS/HB 110 (2013) that was vetoed by the Governor.