Legislative Update No. 7, February 23, 2018

Tax Bills Survive Turnaround Deadline 

Thursday, February 22 is the turnaround deadline, which means that bills are supposed to pass from their originating chamber to the opposite body or they are considered dead for the session. Certain committees—like tax—are exempt committees that allow bills to proceed without following the deadline. Last week, KAC testified on multiple tax bills (HB 2584, HB 2367, and HB 2626), yet few bills made it to the floor for debate this week despite the arrival of turnaround.

Part of the reason for this is that both the House and the Senate are waiting for a school finance study that Dr. Lori L. Taylor from Texas A&M University is currently conducting. Dr. Taylor intends to submit the report by mid-March, and it will detail costs associated with school finance. Until the Legislature has a handle on K-12 funding, tax bills will likely remain slow-moving.

One item to watch is an updated version of HB 2626 regarding an exemption to the tax lid for transfer of services between municipalities. All the involved parties seem willing to move on the policy, and we will keep working toward this goal.

Next week the Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee will hear a presentation on the dark store theory. The committee chair Caryn Tyson has decided to hear from the proponents of the theory and not allow commentary from local government on this important topic.  This is not a bill hearing, but just a presentation to the committee. If you wish to listen into the discussion, the Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee has an audio stream available here (click on the speaker icon).  The presentation will be Wednesday, February 28 at 9:30 a.m.  We expect legislation in the near future from this committee that would modify the Dark Store Theory into law.

Riley County has posted an excellent video on its website that explains the appraisal process. That video, along with a white paper from the International Association of Assessing Officers, are available below.  County officials need to be informed on this theory because it would have devastating effects on the property tax base if implemented.

Video on Appraisers:

http://www.rileycountyks.gov/84/Appraiser

Dark Stores white paper:

http://www.iaao.org/media/pubs/Big-Box_Paper_Sept17.pdf

Election Commissioner Bill 

HB 2509 passed the House of Representative on Thursday. The initial vote was 92-25 and then following Representative Keith Esau’s explanation of vote objecting to the bill, the vote count dropped to 77-40.  Keith Esau is running for Kansas Secretary of State.

HB 2509’s vote on the House floor should be of interest to all counties –not just the urban counties who have Election Commissioners—because it reflects on the larger issue of local control and county budget authority. 

HB 2509 makes no changes to the Secretary of State’s powers to appoint Election Commissioners in counties with a population exceeding 130,000.  Currently four counties have appointed Election Commissioners; Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee and Unified Wyandotte/K.C.  The bill does, however, place the Election Commissioner under the budget authority and the personnel and purchasing policies of the county. The Election Commissioner—like the County Clerk in the other 101 counties—is funded by the budget created by the Board of County Commissioners.

The Attorney General issued AG Opinion 2017-11 last fall and interpreted the statutory language relating to the Election Commissioner’s budget to require that the Board of County Commissioners appropriate whatever funds are requested by the Election Commissioner. The task of balancing the county budget becomes incredibly difficult if one office has unilateral power in determining its budget.  County Commissioners are elected officials and accountable to their constituents, yet they cannot control the outlay to the Election Commissioner according to AGO 2017-11.  HB 2509 is our attempt to remedy the AGO and create reasonable policy where the Secretary of State retains his appointment authority, but the Board of County Commissioners retains its authority over the county budget and local policies.

Please review how your representative voted and if he/she voted no you might want to ask how a county is supposed to operate under a tax lid when one county department has carte blanche on its budget.

Big thanks to Rep. Boyd Orr for carrying the bill and explaining it on the House floor. Also thanks to Rep. Kristey Williams for chairing the committee hearing on the bill and championing it on the floor.  Other helpers included Representatives Kent Thompson, John Alcala and Vic Miller.  

The vote tally on HB 2509 is available here.  

Keith Esau's explanation of vote, which John Carmichael joined, is available in the House Journal on the 7th page.

911 Hearing Next Week

SB 420, the bill introduced by the 911 Coordinating Council has a hearing on Wednesday, February 28 in the Senate Utilities Committee at 1:30 p.m.  The hearing is scheduled to continue on Thursday, March 1 if it is not completed on Wednesday.  KAC was disappointed that we were not approached last fall about this legislation. In the past, law enforcement, cities, counties and telecommunications companies have met in the fall before session to discuss legislation relating to 911.  The 911 Council informed us of their bill the third week of the session, and we were very concerned about requirements contained in their first draft.  We are studying the revised bill they have introduced to determine what position to take on it.  We welcome feedback from our counties on this legislation.  You can access a copy of the bill here.  

Civil Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Bill

Following the 2017 legislative discussions on asset seizure and forfeiture, the Judicial Council appointed an Asset Forfeiture Advisory Council to look more in-depth at the issues raised.  The council met over the summer and fall to discuss potential legislation aimed at addressing concerns raised about the current law.  The task force was comprised of several vantage points, and KAC was privileged to be part of the discussion.  HB 2459 was introduced this year as a compromise between the parties and a starting point to update Kansas law relating to asset seizure and forfeiture.

One key component of HB 2459 is the central repository of information.  Legislative Post Audit had discussed the potential benefit of a central reporting system during its report on asset forfeiture.  The bill reflects the discussion by the study committee about the use of forfeiture proceeds, which is to follow the United States Department of Justice’s guidelines on proper use. 

Also included in HB 2459 are moderated positions between prosecutors and defense attorneys aimed at addressing innocent owners of property and the rate of default judgments against property owners. HB 2459 also includes amendments that will provide better notice and opportunity to be heard to those affected by the asset seizure and forfeiture laws. 

A supplemental note explaining the bill in detail, which is created by the Legislative Research Department is available here

House Passes Competency and Catchment Bill

The House Committee on Health and Human Services passed an amended version of House Bill 2549, a bill originally addressed competency to stand trial and catchment areas. KAC and other interested conferees expressed concern about eliminating catchment areas. This led to HHS cutting the references to catchment areas, which is a positive change from the county perspective. The House passed the bill on Thursday. Thank you to Sheriff Jeff Easter, Colin Thomasset, Association of CMHCs of Kansas, Inc., and Amy Campbell, Kansas Mental Health Coalition, for lending your expertise on the matter.

The Perennial Noxious Weeds Bill Finally Passes

 For several years the legislature has proposed legislation to update the noxious weed law.  The biggest change in the legislation would remove the listing of weeds from statute and add the listing to administrative regulation enacted by the Secretary of Agriculture. The Department of Agriculture will act on the recommendations of a newly formed noxious weed advisory committee.  The committee includes county noxious weed directors and a county commissioner.   The bill also updates the law to reflect more modern ways in which counties budget for noxious weed programs.  Counties can budget funds for any legal purpose in their general fund, in lieu of budgeting for specific purposes (such as noxious weed eradication) in several separate funds, and this legislation correctly recognizes this option.

The bill passed the House on Thursday with a vote 101-16. The bill now moves to the Senate for discussion. 

For the original bill and the amended version that the committee passed out, go here

Bills of Interest 

Agriculture

SB 337

Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Clarifying animal conversion units for poultry facilities with dry manure systems

In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

1/30/2018 - Senate - Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources

1/29/2018 - Senate - Introduced




SB 344

Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Relating to the control and eradication of noxious weeds in the state of Kansas

In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

1/31/2018 - Senate - Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources

1/30/2018 - Senate - Introduced




SB 364

Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee

Requiring counties to approve the establishment of a poultry confinement facility and establishing the procedures therefor

In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

2/5/2018 - Senate - Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources

2/2/2018 - Senate - Introduced




SB 365

Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee

Requiring counties to approve the establishment of a poultry production or poultry slaughter facility and establishing the procedures therefor

In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

2/5/2018 - Senate - Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources

2/2/2018 - Senate - Introduced




SB 405

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Department of health and environment

On Final Action in Senate

2/15/2018 - Senate - Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Agriculture and Natural Resources

2/8/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearings in Agriculture and Natural Resources: Monday, 2/12; Tuesday, 2/13, 8:30 AM, Rm 548-S

2/8/2018 - Senate - Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources




HB 2452

Tom Sloan, R-45th

Limiting the duration of certain conservation easements

In House Water and Environment

1/17/2018 - House - Scheduled Discussion and Possible Action in Water and Environment: Tuesday, 1/23, 9:00 AM, Rm 582-N

1/11/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Water and Environment: Thursday, 1/18, 9:00 AM, Rm 582-N

1/11/2018 - House - Referred to Water and Environment




HB 2583

House Agriculture Committee

Relating to the control and eradication of noxious weeds in the state of Kansas

Passed in House

2/21/2018 - House - Committee of the Whole: Committee Report be adopted; be passed as amended

2/20/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Agriculture

1/31/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Agriculture: Thursday, 2/8, 3:30 PM, Rm 582-N




HB 2619

House Agriculture Committee

Allowing any documentation required under the Kansas pesticide law to be created or maintained in electronic form

Passed in House

2/21/2018 - House - Committee of the Whole: Committee Report be adopted; be passed as amended

2/14/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Agriculture

2/7/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Agriculture: Monday, 2/12, 3:30 PM, Rm 582-N




HB 2651

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Requiring counties to approve the establishment of a poultry production or poultry slaughter facility and establishing the procedures therefor

In House Agriculture

2/7/2018 - House - Referred to Agriculture

2/6/2018 - House - Introduced




Agriculture

HB 2652

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Requiring counties to approve the establishment of a poultry confinement facility and establishing the procedures therefor

In House Agriculture

2/7/2018 - House - Referred to Agriculture

2/6/2018 - House - Introduced




Commerce

HB 2184

House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee

Extending the sunset date of the STAR bond financing act and other amendments

In Senate Commerce

5/4/2017 - Senate - Referred to Commerce

5/3/2017 - Senate - Received and introduced

5/3/2017 - House - Final Action: Passed; Yeas 112, Nays 11




HB 2572

Kristey Williams, R-77th

Requiring public disclosure of certain economic incentive data

In House Taxation

2/14/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Taxation: Monday, 2/19, 3:30 PM, Rm 346-S

2/13/2018 - House - Withdrawn from Commerce, Labor and Economic Development; referred to Taxation

1/31/2018 - House - Referred to Commerce, Labor and Economic Development




HB 2647

Brett Parker, D-29th

Reinstating local government control over wage, benefit and leave policies for private employees

In House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

2/7/2018 - House - Referred to Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

2/6/2018 - House - Introduced




HB 2741

House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee

Enacting the fire sprinkler industry act

In House Appropriations

2/21/2018 - House - Withdrawn from Commerce, Labor and Economic Development; referred to Appropriations

2/14/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Commerce, Labor and Economic Development: Monday, 2/19, 1:30 PM, Rm 112-N

2/12/2018 - House - Referred to Commerce, Labor and Economic Development




Elections

SB 264

Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-29th

Accommodating voters with disabilities that prevent them from meeting ballot signature requirements

On Final Action in Senate

2/1/2018 - Senate - Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Ethics, Elections and Local Government

1/11/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Ethics, Elections, and Local Government: Thursday, 1/18, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S

1/9/2018 - Senate - Referred to Ethics, Elections and Local Government




SB 299

Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government Committee

Election commissioners; role of secretary of state and boards of county commissioners

In Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government

1/31/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Ethics, Elections and Local Government: Tuesday, 2/6, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S

1/19/2018 - Senate - Referred to Ethics, Elections and Local Government

1/18/2018 - Senate - Introduced




SB 325

Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government Committee

City, school district, other municipal elected officials; date for assuming office following election

In Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government

1/31/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Ethics, Elections and Local Government: Thursday, 2/8, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S

1/25/2018 - Senate - Referred to Ethics, Elections and Local Government

1/24/2018 - Senate - Introduced




SB 326

Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government Committee

Free state elections act; voter identification; proof of citizenship eliminated; permanent advance voting for any voter; election day registration; eliminating interstate voter registration crosscheck participation

In Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government

1/25/2018 - Senate - Referred to Ethics, Elections and Local Government

1/24/2018 - Senate - Introduced




SB 413

Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government Committee

Amending elections law to require use of paper ballots and permit independent canvassing of ballots by voters

In Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government

2/9/2018 - Senate - Referred to Ethics, Elections and Local Government

2/8/2018 - Senate - Introduced




HB 2256

House Elections Committee

Election offenses; electioneering crime changes

On General Orders in Senate

2/15/2018 - Senate - Committee of the Whole: Be passed over and retain a place on the Calendar

2/5/2018 - Senate - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as further amended by Ethics, Elections and Local Government

1/24/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Ethics, Elections and Local Government: Wednesday, 1/31, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S




HB 2504

Blake Carpenter, R-81st

Advance voting; advance voting ballot envelopes; secretary of state duties

On General Orders in House

2/21/2018 - House - Committee of the Whole: Be passed over and retain a place on the Calendar

2/15/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Elections

1/31/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Elections: Monday, 2/5, 1:30 PM, Rm 281-N




HB 2509

Boyd Orr, R-115th

Election commissioners; role of the secretary of state and boards of county commissioners

Passed in House

2/21/2018 - House - Committee of the Whole: Be passed

2/9/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Local Government

1/31/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Local Government: Tuesday, 2/6, 1:30 PM, Rm 281-N




HB 2538

Brett Parker, D-29th

Elections; voter identification; proof of citizenship eliminated; permanent advance voting for any voter; election day registration; eliminating interstate voter registration crosscheck participation

In House Elections

1/25/2018 - House - Referred to Elections

1/24/2018 - House - Introduced




HB 2604

House Elections Committee

Secretary of state; posting precinct level election results; certain offices

On General Orders in House

Above the Line in House

2/20/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Elections

2/7/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Elections: Wednesday, 2/14, 1:30 PM, Rm 281-N

2/2/2018 - House - Referred to Elections




HB 2617

House Government, Technology and Security Committee

Interstate voter crosscheck program; electronic registration information center

In House Elections

2/6/2018 - House - Referred to Elections

2/5/2018 - House - Introduced




HB 2673

Tim Hodge, D-72nd

Elections; voter registration; application for public assistance, filing property deeds

In House Elections

2/8/2018 - House - Referred to Elections

2/7/2018 - House - Introduced




HB 2675

Jeff Pittman, D-41st

Interstate voter registration crosscheck program; fee; cybersecurity fund

In House Elections

2/8/2018 - House - Referred to Elections

2/7/2018 - House - Introduced




HB 2683

Brett Parker, D-29th

Interstate voter crosscheck program; electronic registration information center

In House Elections

2/8/2018 - House - Referred to Elections

2/7/2018 - House - Introduced




HB 2700

Keith Esau, R-14th

Requiring redaction of social security numbers in documents available for public inspection and copying

On General Orders in House

Above the Line in House

2/20/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Government, Technology and Security

2/15/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Government, Technology and Security: Monday, 2/19, 9:00 AM, Rm 218-N

2/9/2018 - House - Withdrawn from Elections; referred to Government, Technology and Security




EMS

SB 311

Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee

Adding emergency medical personnel to the list of mandatory reporters of abuse, neglect or exploitation of certain adults

Passed in Senate

2/21/2018 - Senate - Committee of the Whole: Be passed

2/19/2018 - Senate - Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Public Health and Welfare

2/7/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Monday, 2/12, 9:30 AM, Rm 118-N




HB 2530

House Children and Seniors Committee

Adding emergency medical services personnel to the list of mandatory reporters of abuse, neglect or exploitation of certain adults

On Final Action in House

2/19/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Children and Seniors

2/5/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Children and Seniors: Thursday, 2/8, 9:00 AM, Rm 218-N

1/24/2018 - House - Referred to Children and Seniors




Federal and State Affairs

SB 307

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Amendments to the Kansas amusement ride act concerning home-owned amusement rides and agritourism activities

In House Federal and State Affairs

2/19/2018 - House - Referred to Federal and State Affairs

2/16/2018 - House - Received and introduced

2/15/2018 - Senate - Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 36, Nays 0




SB 419

Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee

Amending the Kansas appraisal management company registration act

In Senate Assessment and Taxation

2/13/2018 - Senate - Referred to Assessment and Taxation

2/12/2018 - Senate - Introduced




HB 2042

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Concealed carry licensure amendments under the personal and family protection act

In Senate Federal and State Affairs

2/7/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Federal and State Affairs: Tuesday, 2/13, 10:30 AM, Rm 144-S

2/6/2018 - Senate - Referred to Federal and State Affairs




HB 2145

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Prohibiting the possession of a firearm by certain individuals

In Senate Federal and State Affairs

2/7/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Federal and State Affairs: Tuesday, 2/13, 10:30 AM, Rm 144-S

2/6/2018 - Senate - Referred to Federal and State Affairs




HB 2276

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Amending statutes concerning dangerous regulated animals

In House Federal and State Affairs

3/15/2017 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Federal and State Affairs: Wednesday, 3/22, 9:00 AM, Rm 346-S

2/7/2017 - House - Referred to Federal and State Affairs

2/6/2017 - House - Introduced




HB 2750

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Exempting certain rides from the Kansas amusement ride act

In House Federal and State Affairs

2/16/2018 - House - Referred to Federal and State Affairs

2/15/2018 - House - Introduced




Human Resources

SB 339

Senate Commerce Committee

Making workers compensation death benefits adequate and equivalent with respect to recent benefit limit changes

In Senate Commerce

1/31/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Commerce: Thursday, 2/8, 8:30 AM, Rm 548-S

1/30/2018 - Senate - Referred to Commerce

1/29/2018 - Senate - Introduced




Judiciary

SB 281

Senate Judiciary Committee

Protection orders for human trafficking victims under the protection from stalking, sexual assault or human trafficking act

On Final Action in Senate

2/15/2018 - Senate - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary

1/17/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Tuesday, 1/23, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S

1/17/2018 - Senate - Referred to Judiciary




SB 297

Senate Judiciary Committee

Revising the notice provided to a driver before conducting tests to determine the presence of alcohol or drugs

In Senate Judiciary

2/7/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Monday, 2/12, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S

1/19/2018 - Senate - Referred to Judiciary

1/18/2018 - Senate - Introduced




SB 336

Senate Judiciary Committee

Providing compensation for a person who was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned

On General Orders in Senate

Above the Line in Senate

2/20/2018 - Senate - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary

2/7/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 2/14, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S

1/30/2018 - Senate - Referred to Judiciary




SB 381

Senate Judiciary Committee

Amending the Kansas recreational trails act by adding criminal penalties for certain conduct and adding duties for the responsible party for the trail and the attorney general

In Senate Judiciary

2/7/2018 - Senate - Referred to Judiciary

2/6/2018 - Senate - Introduced




SB 411

Senate Judiciary Committee

Allowing certain persons with suspended driving privileges to enter into amnesty agreements with the division of vehicles

In Senate Judiciary

2/9/2018 - Senate - Referred to Judiciary

2/8/2018 - Senate - Introduced




SB 416

Senate Judiciary Committee

Creating the crime of deprivation of rights under color of law and providing a civil action for victims

In Senate Judiciary

2/9/2018 - Senate - Referred to Judiciary

2/8/2018 - Senate - Introduced




HB 2522

House Judiciary Committee

Repealing the self-defense immunity

In House Judiciary

1/24/2018 - House - Referred to Judiciary

1/23/2018 - House - Introduced




HB 2523

House Judiciary Committee

Amending qualifications for office of sheriff

Passed in House

2/21/2018 - House - Committee of the Whole: Committee Report be adopted; be passed as amended

2/19/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary

1/31/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 2/7, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N




HB 2579

House Judiciary Committee

Providing compensation for a person who was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned

Passed in House

2/21/2018 - House - Committee of the Whole: Committee Report be adopted; be passed as amended

2/20/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary

2/8/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 2/14, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N




HB 2588

House Judiciary Committee

Requiring courts to set aside forfeiture of appearance bond when the surety can show the defendant has died or has been expelled from the country

On General Orders in House

2/20/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary

2/8/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Tuesday, 2/13, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N

2/1/2018 - House - Referred to Judiciary




HB 2625

House Judiciary Committee

Establishing confidentiality of records contained in the central registry of all Kansas police officers and law enforcement officers

In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice

2/21/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Corrections and Juvenile Justice: Thursday, 3/1, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S

2/20/2018 - House - Withdrawn from Appropriation; rereferred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice

2/15/2018 - House - Withdrawn from Corrections and Juvenile Justice; referred to Appropriations




HB 2699

Jason Probst, D-102nd

Prohibiting amendments striking all material and inserting new material

In House Appropriations

2/13/2018 - House - Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations

2/8/2018 - House - Referred to Judiciary

2/7/2018 - House - Introduced




HB 2734

House Judiciary Committee

Making changes to the Kansas sexually violent predator program

In House Judiciary

2/14/2018 - House - Withdrawn from Appropriations; rereferred to Judiciary

2/13/2018 - House - Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations

2/12/2018 - House - Referred to Judiciary




HB 2739


Changing the requirements for juvenile offenders required to register for sex offenses to match the requirement for adults

In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice

2/21/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Corrections and Juvenile Justice: Wednesday, 2/28, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S

2/19/2018 - House - Withdrawn from Appropriations; rereferred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice

2/15/2018 - House - Withdrawn from Corrections and Juvenile Justice; referred to Appropriations




Judiciary

Law Enforcement

SB 359

Senate Judiciary Committee

Racial profiling data collection and reporting requirements

In Senate Judiciary

2/2/2018 - Senate - Referred to Judiciary

2/1/2018 - Senate - Introduced




HB 2459

House Judiciary Committee

Amending the Kansas standard asset seizure and forfeiture act and establishing the Kansas asset seizure and forfeiture repository

Passed in House

2/21/2018 - House - Committee of the Whole: Committee Report be adopted; be passed as amended

2/12/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary

1/17/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearings in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/24; Thursday, 1/25, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N




KPERS

SB 138

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Exempting KPERS licensed school retirants from the working after retirement earnings limitation

In House Financial Institutions and Pensions

4/4/2017 - House - Referred to Financial Institutions and Pensions

4/3/2017 - House - Received and introduced

3/30/2017 - Senate - Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 40, Nays 0




SB 395

Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

Setting a maximum final average salary amount for purposes of computing retirement benefits for certain members of KPERS, KP&F and the retirement system for judges

In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance

2/9/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Financial Institutions and Insurance: Thursday, 2/15, 9:30 AM, Rm 546-S

2/8/2018 - Senate - Referred to Financial Institutions and Insurance

2/7/2018 - Senate - Introduced




HB 2268

House Financial Institutions and Pensions Committee

Extending the sunset date on certain working after retirement exemptions

In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance

5/8/2017 - Senate - Withdrawn from Calendar; rereferred to Financial Institutions and Insurance

3/23/2017 - Senate - Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Financial Institutions and Insurance

3/8/2017 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Financial Institutions and Insurance: Tuesday, 3/14, 9:30 AM, Rm 546-S




HB 2444

Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments, and Benefits

Repealing requirements of the KPERS board regarding new investments and divestment of current investments in companies with business operations in Sudan

In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance

2/15/2018 - Senate - Referred to Financial Institutions and Insurance

2/14/2018 - Senate - Received and introduced

2/14/2018 - House - Final Action: Passed; Yeas 111, Nays 9




HB 2594

House Financial Institutions and Pensions Committee

Permitting local eligible employers to affiliate with KP&F with regard to coverage of certain local corrections employees

In House Appropriations

2/14/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Financial Institutions and Pensions

2/1/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Financial Institutions and Pensions: Wednesday, 2/7, 9:00 AM, Rm 281-N

2/1/2018 - House - Referred to Financial Institutions and Pensions




HB 2623

Kevin Jones, R-5th

Excluding certain noncovered employees who take a leave of absence from an eligible employer from the definition of employee for purposes of KPERS

In House Financial Institutions and Pensions

2/6/2018 - House - Referred to Financial Institutions and Pensions

2/5/2018 - House - Introduced




HB 2624

Kevin Jones, R-5th

Eliminating annualization by legislators in determination of KPERS benefits and contributions thereof

In House Financial Institutions and Pensions

2/6/2018 - House - Referred to Financial Institutions and Pensions

2/5/2018 - House - Introduced




HB 2719

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Amending the definition of "service-connected" for the KP&F retirement system

In Senate Federal and State Affairs

2/9/2018 - House - Referred to Federal and State Affairs

2/8/2018 - House - Introduced




HB 2720

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Providing increased maximum retirement benefit for KP&F members

In House Federal and State Affairs

2/9/2018 - House - Referred to Federal and State Affairs

2/8/2018 - House - Introduced




Law Enforcement

HB 2535

House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee

Changing the number of days within which a criminal defendant shall be brought to trial from 150 to 90

In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice

1/31/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Corrections and Juvenile Justice: Monday, 2/5, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S

1/25/2018 - House - Referred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice

1/24/2018 - House - Introduced




Sub for HB 2556

House Government, Technology and Security Committee

Establishing the statewide interoperability council

In Senate Ways and Means

2/20/2018 - Senate - Referred to Ways and Means

2/19/2018 - Senate - Received and introduced

2/19/2018 - House - Final Action: Passed; Yeas 96, Nays 25




Law Enforcement

Open Government

SB 360

Senate Judiciary Committee

Amending open records laws relating to copies of public records and disclosure of law enforcement recordings using a body camera or vehicle camera

In Senate Judiciary

2/7/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Tuesday, 2/13, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S

2/2/2018 - Senate - Referred to Judiciary

2/1/2018 - Senate - Introduced




SB 361

Senate Judiciary Committee

Amending Kansas open records act provisions on access to certain law enforcement audio and video recordings; enacting the police and citizen protection act regarding use of body cameras by law enforcement officers

In Senate Judiciary

2/2/2018 - Senate - Referred to Judiciary

2/1/2018 - Senate - Introduced




Law Enforcement

Public Health

Sub for SB 195

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Creating a suspended eligibility status for recipients of state medicaid services.

On General Orders in Senate

2/1/2018 - Senate - Committee Report recommending substitute bill be passed by Public Health and Welfare

1/17/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 1/23, 9:30 AM, Rm 118-N

2/15/2017 - Senate - Referred to Public Health and Welfare




HB 2549

House Health and Human Services Committee

Determinations of competency, commitment for treatment and state hospitals catchment areas

On General Orders in House

Above the Line in House

2/20/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Health and Human Services

1/31/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Health and Human Services: Wednesday, 2/7, 1:30 PM, Rm 546-S

1/29/2018 - House - Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Health and Human Services




HB 2549

House Health and Human Services Committee

Determinations of competency, commitment for treatment and state hospitals catchment areas

On General Orders in House

Above the Line in House

2/20/2018 - House - Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Health and Human Services

1/31/2018 - House - Scheduled Hearing in Health and Human Services: Wednesday, 2/7, 1:30 PM, Rm 546-S

1/29/2018 - House - Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Health and Human Services




Local Government

SB 298

Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government Committee

Cities, counties; residential fire sprinkler systems prohibitions, repealed

In Senate Federal and State Affairs

1/19/2018 - Senate - Referred to Federal and State Affairs

1/18/2018 - Senate - Introduced




SB 313

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Redevelop authorities; Johnson and Labette counties

In Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government

2/20/2018 - Senate - Scheduled Hearing in Ethics, Elections and Local Government: Thursday, 3/1, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S

1/25/2018 - Senate - Referred to Ethics, Elections and Local Government

1/23/2018 - Senate - Introduced




HB 2469

House Insurance Committee

Exempting certain claims handling operations from certain local ordinances and restrictions during an emergency or catastrophe

In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance

2/12/2018 - Senate - Referred to Financial Institutions and Insurance

2/9/2018 - Senate - Received and introduced

2/8/2018 - House - Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 123, Nays 0




HB 2506

House Local Government Committee

Rehabilitation of abandoned property by cities

In Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government

2/16/2018 - Senate - Referred to Ethics, Elections and Local Government

2/15/2018 - Senate - Received and Introduced

2/15/2018 - House - Final Action: Passed; Yeas 90, Nays 32




HB 2537

House Taxation Committee

Redevelopment authorities; Johnson and Labette counties

In House Taxation

1/25/2018 - House - Referred to Taxation

1/24/2018 - House - Introduced