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The Kansas Legislature passed H.B. 2135 on April 2, 1985. The bill proposed to reinstate capital punishment in Kansas. In 1972, the U. S. Supreme Court decision in Furman v. Georgia overturned capital punishment laws in many states, including Kansas. Governor John Carlin vetoed the bill, his fourth and final veto of a death penalty bill during his eight year administration. The legislature failed to override the veto. Kansas reinstituted capital punishment in 1994. The cover sheet recording legislative and gubernatorial action on the legislation is included with the vetoed bill.
Creator: Kansas Legislature.
Date: January 31, 1985-April 09, 1985
Item Number: 211159
Call Number: Secretary of State, Legislative Documents (1985-1986), Box 10 (S.O.S. Box 0010, H.B. 2100-2219), Folder H.B. 2135
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211159
Collections - State Archives - Secretary of State - Legislative Documents
Date - 1980s - 1985
Government and Politics - Crime and Punishment - Crimes - Murders
Government and Politics - Crime and Punishment - Punishment - Death penalty
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Carlin, John William
Government and Politics - State Government - Legislature
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Act
People - Notable Kansans - Carlin, John William, 1940-
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - The Recent Past, 1975 - present
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Government records - Legislative - Legislative acts (bills, resolutions, memorials)