Domestic Partnership Bill Sent to Committee

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The House has voted to send a bill to the Judiciary Committee that would have done away with the domestic partner registry in Lawrence.

The move came on a 66-50 vote as members were debating whether
to advance the bill.

Sponsoring Republican Rep. Lance Kinzer said the move doesn't doom the bill, although it does slow it down.

Lawrence implemented a domestic partner registry last year to allow same-sex and unmarried heterosexual couples living in that city to register. It has no force of law.

Kinzer said domestic relations laws should be uniform across the state.

Vote on sending domestic partnership bill to committee:
Of the 78 Republicans, 23 voted "yes," 50 voted "no" and five didn't vote. Of the 47 Democrats, 43 voted "yes," and four didn't vote.

REPUBLICANS VOTING YES
Pat Colloton, Leawood.
Barbara Craft, Junction City.
Lana Gordon, Topeka.
Don Hill, Emporia.
Deena Horst, Salina.
Joe Humerickhouse, Osage City.
Terrie Huntington, Fairway.
Dan Johnson, Hays.
Bill Light, Rolla.
Ronnie Metsker, Overland Park.
Tom Moxley, Council Grove.
Tim Owens, Overland Park.
Richard Proehl, Parsons.
Jill Quigley, Lenexa.
Charles Roth, Salina.
Tom Sloan, Lawrence.
Sheryl Spalding, Overland Park.
Vern Swanson, Clay Center.
Dale Swenson, Wichita.
Kenny Wilk, Lansing.
Kay Wolf, Prairie Village.
Ron Worley, Lenexa.
Kevin Yoder, Overland Park.

REPUBLICANS VOTING NO
Virginia Beamer, Oakley.
Bob Bethell, Alden.
Elaine Bowers, Concordia.
Anthony Brown, Eudora.
Steve Brunk, Bel Aire.
Mike Burgess, Topeka.
Richard Carlson, St. Marys.
Jeff Colyer, Overland Park.
David Crum, Augusta.
Don Dahl, Hillsboro.
Owen Donohoe, Shawnee.
John Faber, Brewster.
Rocky Fund, Hoyt.
Pat George, Dodge City.
Mario Goico, Wichita.
John Grange, El Dorado.
Gary Hayzlett, Lakin.
Benjamin Hodge, Overland Park.
Mitch Holmes, St. John.
Steve Huebert, Valley Center.
Richard Kelsey, Goddard.
Jeff King, Independence.
Lance Kinzer, Olathe.
Forrest Knox, Altoona.
Brenda Landwehr, Wichita.
Peggy Mast, Emporia.
Ty Masterson, Andover.
Joe McLeland, Wichita.
Ray Merrick, Stilwell.
Jim Morrison, Colby.
Judy Morrison, Shawnee.
Don Myers, Derby.
Melvin Neufeld, Ingalls.
Robert Olson, Olathe.
Mike O'Neal, Hutchinson.
Bill Otto, LeRoy.
Joe Patton, Topeka.
Virgil Peck, Tyro.
JoAnn Pottorff, Wichita.
Larry Powell, Garden City.
Ted Powers, Mulvane.
Marc Rhoades, Newton.
Don Schroeder, Inman.
Sharon Schwartz, Washington.
Arlen Siegfreid, Olathe.
Lee Tafanelli, Ozawkie.
Jene Vickrey, Louisburg.
Jason Watkins, Wichita.
Jeff Whitham, Garden City.
William Wolf, Great Bend.

REPUBLICANS NOT VOTING
Clay Aurand, Courtland.
Carl Dean Holmes, Liberal.
Kasha Kelley, Arkansas City.
Mike Kiegerl, Olathe.
Clark Shultz, Lindsborg.

DEMOCRATS VOTING YES
Barbara Ballard, Lawrence.
Tom Burroughs, Kansas City.
Sydney Carlin, Manhattan.
Marti Crow, Leavenworth.
Paul Davis, Lawrence.
Nile Dillmore, Wichita.
Oletha Faust-Goudeau, Wichita.
Bill Feuerborn, Garnett.
Geraldine Flaharty, Wichita.
Vaughn Flora, Topeka.
Stan Frownfelter, Kansas City.
Delia Garcia, Wichita.
Doug Gatewood, Columbus.
Raj Goyle, Wichita.
Bob Grant, Cherokee.
Tom Hawk, Manhattan.
Broderick Henderson, Kansas City.
Jerry Henry, Cummings.
Tom Holland, Baldwin City.
Harold Lane, Topeka.
Judy Loganbill, Wichita.
Margaret Long, Kansas City.
Steve Lukert, Sabetha.
Ann Mah, Topeka.
Melody McCray-Miller, Wichita.
Dennis McKinney, Greensburg.
Terry McLachlan, Wichita.
Julie Menghini, Pittsburg.
Cindy Neighbor, Shawnee.
Shirley Palmer, Fort Scott.
Jan Pauls, Hutchinson.
Eber Phelps, Hays.
Gene Rardin, Overland Park.
L. Candy Ruff, Leavenworth.
Louis Ruiz, Kansas City.
Tom Sawyer, Wichita.
Josh Svaty, Ellsworth.
Annie Tietze, Topeka.
Mark Treaster, Pretty Prairie.
Ed Trimmer, Winfield.
Jim Ward, Wichita.
Vince Wetta, Wellington.
Jerry Williams, Chanute.

DEMOCRATS NOT VOTING
Annie Kuether, Topeka.
Mike Peterson, Kansas City.
Sue Storm, Overland Park.
Valdenia Winn, Kansas City.


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