Topeka The Kansas House will consider a states’ rights resolution criticizing the federal government for being too intrusive.
Speaker Mike O’Neal said Friday that the House probably will debate the measure next week. Its Judiciary Committee endorsed the resolution on a voice vote Thursday.
The nonbinding resolution declares that Kansas claims its sovereignty under the U.S. Constitution’s 10th Amendment. The amendment says powers not specifically granted to the federal government are reserved for states.
The resolution demands that the federal government stop threatening states with the loss of funds if they don’t take certain actions.
The Senate already has adopted the resolution, but the House committee changed some language.
If approved, the resolution would be sent to congressional leaders and members of Kansas’ congressional delegation.