Kansas AG Derek Schmidt files petition with Kansas Supreme Court

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today filed a petition seeking approval of the newly redrawn state legislative district maps.

The Kansas constitution requires legislators to reapportion all 40 Kansas Senate districts and 125 House of Representative districts to reflect population changes identified by the 2020 census.

Today’s filing fulfills the Kansas constitutional requirement that the attorney general file a request with the Kansas Supreme Court.

The court is now required to make a ruling on the validity of the new legislative boundaries within 30 days of the filing of the petition seeking review.

“The new legislative district boundaries appear to satisfy all legal requirements previously established by state constitutional, statutory or common law,” Schmidt said. “Today, I am asking the Kansas Supreme Court to approve the new district boundaries as quickly as possible so candidate filing for this year’s legislative elections can proceed without unnecessary disruption or delay.”

A copy of Attorney General Schmidt’s petition and supporting documents is available here.