How they voted
Here is how the local House delegation voted on House Bill 2006, to repeal in-state tuition for some undocumented immigrants. The bill passed 72-50 and now goes to the Senate.
Anthony Brown, R-Eudora; TerriLois Gregory, R-Baldwin City; Connie O’Brien, R-Tonganoxie.
Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence,; Paul Davis, D-Lawrence; Ann Mah, D-Topeka; Tom Sloan, R-Lawrence.
Topeka House members have voted to end a program that allows some illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition to attend Kansas public colleges and universities.
The chamber voted 72-50 on Tuesday to repeal the law, which began in 2004. The bill now goes to the Senate.
Critics of the tuition program argue the state policy violates federal law and is unfair to out-of-state and foreign students at Kansas colleges and universities.
Supporters say the repeal is driven by fear that the tuition break is encouraging illegal immigrants to move to Kansas.
Similar measures have passed the House since adoption of the policy but have failed to find enough votes in the Senate.
The state Board of Regents said 413 students enrolled under the law last fall.