For months, lawmakers draft, debate and discuss changes to Kansas law. If a law doesn't make it out of committee it's often considered "dead."
But bills can be brought "back to life." It's a process called gut & go.
Take for example House Bill 2437, a voter ID bill.
The House passed it in February and sent to the Senate. The committee the bill was assigned to decided not to vote on it.
But some members of the House still think it's a good law. So law makers decided to utilize a procedure called gut and go.
Essentially, here's what happened. Members of the House Elections Committee took Senate Bill 17 and erased all of it's contents. Then they took what was written in House Bill 2437 and basically cut and pasted it into Senate Bill 17. So now the two bills are the same except for the bill numbers.