HB2683, a bill in the Kansas house that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by law enforcement within the state, was introduced on Feb. 13. It was promptly referred to the Committee on Federal and State Affairs where it will need to pass by a majority before a vote is taken in the full House.
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow all these steps to support HB2683.
1. Call the Committee Chair, Steve Brunk. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on HB2683. If they do not commit to a YES vote, ask them why. If they’re undecided, let them know you’ll call back in a few days.
Travis Couture-Lovelady (R) Vice-Chair 785 296-4683
Louis Ruiz (D) Ranking Minority Member 785 296-7122
Larry Campbell (R) 785 296-7632
J.R. Claeys (R) 785 296-7670
Susan Concannon (R) 785 296-7677
Erin Davis (R) 785-296-3971
Willie Dove (R) 785 296-7670
Keith Esau (R) 785 296-7631
Bud Estes (R) 785-296-6287
John Ewy (R) 785 296-7105
Broderick Henderson (D) 785 296-7697
Shanti Gandhi (R) 785 296-7672
Brett Hildabrand (R) 785 296-7659
Michael Houser (R) 785 296-7679
Emily Perry (D) 785 296-7669
Reid Petty (R) 785 296-7676
Marty Read (R) 785 296-7310
Allan Rothlisberg (R) 785 296-7653
Annie Tietze (D) 785 296-7668
Ponka-We Victors (D) 785 296-7651
Troy Waymaster (R) 785 296-7672
Valdenia Winn (D) 785 296-7657
3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Ask if they’ve had a chance to review the legislation and what their opposition might be. Comment below or contact us at http://ask.tenthamendmentcenter.com with any information you get.
4. SHARE this information widely. By facebook, twitter, email, and more.
5. Write a letter to the editor. Look up your local newspaper and submit a letter to the editor voicing your support for HB2683. It is essential for KS citizens to be protected from invasive drone spying. Passing HB2683 will make that happen.