Statehouse Dress Code May be Reviewed

AP) – The Kansas Senate’s top leader says one of its committees is likely to reconsider a dress code for women imposed by its chairman.
Senate President Susan Wagle said the Ethics and Elections Committee will probably discuss the issue when it meets again next week. The Wichita Republican serves on the panel but wasn’t present when Chairman and St. John Republican Mitch Holmes outlined rules for the panel.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Holmes’ rules included a dress code prohibiting women testifying on bills from wearing low-cut necklines and miniskirts. The rules have no dress code for men.
A bipartisan group of women senators is criticizing the dress code.
Wagle plans to let the committee handle objections to the dress code, saying the legislative process eventually moves toward a consensus.

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