Topeka The Kansas Sovereignty Coalition has announced a lineup of Republican speakers Friday after a state legislative hearing on a resolution that demands the federal government stop making mandates beyond the scope of the U.S. Constitution.
SCR 1615 says that many federal laws violate the 10th amendment, which gives states power over areas not specifically designated to the federal government.
The resolution doesn’t specify which violations are occurring, but says proposals from previous administrations, the current one, and Congress “may further violate the Constitution of the United States.”
A hearing on the proposal will be held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
If approved by Kansas legislators, the resolution would be forwarded to President Barack Obama, congressional leaders, and the Kansas congressional delegation.
After the committee hearing, the Sovereignty Coalition said it will hold a rally at the Dillon House across the street from the Statehouse.
The coalition listed a lineup of speakers that include U.S. Reps. Lynn Jenkins of Topeka, Todd Tiahrt of Goddard, state Sens. Mary Pilcher Cook of Shawnee, Derek Schmidt of Independence, Tim Huelskamp of Fowler, Dennis Pyle of Hiawatha and Kris Kobach, a candidate for secretary of state.