Friday, February 24, 2012

Two states pass "birther bills"

House Elections Committee Approves Rowland Birther Bill
Fired Up Missouri: Rep. Lyle Rowland's recycled birther bill was voted out of the House Elections Committee yesterday morning by a 7-2-1 vote. -more.

Missouri HB 1046 reads in part:
Requires proof of identity and status as a United States natural born citizen for the office of President and Vice President to be submitted with other required certification documents to the Secretary of State.

House panel passes bill derided as 'birther' inspired
The Capital-Journal: A House committee approved a bill Wednesday requiring candidates for state and federal office to provide proof of citizenship, a reflection of the "birther" movement raising questions of President Barack Obama's status as a U.S. citizen. -more.

Kansas HB 2224 reads in part:
Within 10 days after the submittal of the names of the candidates, the national political party committee shall submit proof that such candidates are natural born citizens of the United States by providing a document or a photocopy of such document listed in paragraphs (1) through (13) of K.S.A. 25-2309(l), and amendments thereto, to the secretary of state, or by seeking an assessment of evidence of United States citizenship by the state election board pursuant to K.S.A. 25-2309(m), and amendments thereto.

If the national political party does not submit the United States citizenship documents to the secretary of state or seek an assessment of evidence of United States citizenship by the state election board as required by this subsection, the secretary of state shall not place those candidates' names on the ballot in this state.

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