MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR
Senate Bill No. 26
An Act concerning gender identity medical care; creating a civil cause of action against a physician who performs childhood gender reassignment service; requiring revocation of a physician’s license if such physician performs childhood gender reassignment service; amending K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 65-2836 and repealing the existing section.
Message to the Legislature of the State of Kansas
Companies have made it clear that they are not interested in doing business with states that discriminate against workers and their families. By stripping away rights from Kansans and opening the state up to expensive and unnecessary lawsuits, these bills would hurt our ability to continue breaking economic records and landing new business deals.
I’m focused on the economy. Anyone care to join me?
Therefore, under Article 2, Section 14(a) of the Constitution, I hereby veto Senate Bill 26, Senate Bill 180, Senate Bill 228, and S. Sub. For House Bill 2138.
Laura Kelly, Governor
Dated April 20, 2023.