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Volume 40 - Issue 10 - March 11, 2021

State of Kansas

Legislative Administrative Services

Legislative Bills and Resolutions Introduced

The following numbers and titles of bills and resolutions were introduced February 25 – March 3 during the 2021 session of the Kansas Legislature. Full text of bills, bill tracking, and other information may be accessed at http://www.kslegislature.org/li/.

House Bills

HB 2422, AN ACT concerning marriage; requiring persons to be 18 years of age to be eligible to give consent for marriage; eliminating exceptions thereto; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 23-2505 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2423, AN ACT concerning property taxation; authorizing continuation of the statewide levy for schools and the exemption of a portion of residential property from such levy; amending K.S.A. 79-201x and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 72-5142 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2424, AN ACT concerning the Kansas act against discrimination; relating to race; including hair texture and protective hairstyles historically associated with race; amending K.S.A. 44-1015 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 44-1002 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2425, AN ACT concerning higher education; requiring a member of the state board of regents to be a student member; creating procedures for nomination, appointment and confirmation; establishing the term of office; relating to duties of the students’ advisory committee; amending K.S.A. 74-3202a and 74-3229 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Appropriations.

HB 2426, AN ACT concerning municipalities; authorizing municipalities to issue bonds and warrants in excess of current revenue in the case of declared emergencies; increasing the maximum allowed bond interest rate; changing the source of bond yield information; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 10-1009 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Appropriations.

HB 2427, AN ACT concerning the Kansas offender registration act; requiring registration for an offender who committed certain violations of breach of privacy; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 22-4902 and 22-4906 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2428, AN ACT concerning taxation; relating to cigarette and tobacco products tax and increasing rates of tax; establishing the cigarette and tobacco products cessation fund; relating to sales and compensating use tax on food and food ingredients and decreasing the rates of tax; amending K.S.A. 79-3310, 79-3310c, 79-3311, 79-3312, 79-3371, 79-3378, 79-3387 and 79-3602 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 79-3603 and 79-3703 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2429, AN ACT concerning cities; establishing the city utility low-interest loan program; allowing cities to apply to the state treasurer for loans from state unencumbered funds for extraordinary electric or natural gas costs incurred during the extreme winter weather event of February 2021; amending K.S.A. 75-4237 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Appropriations.

House Resolutions

HR 6010, A RESOLUTION supporting the Future Vertical Lift program as a part of United States Army modernization, by Representative B. Carpenter.

Senate Bills

SB 280, AN ACT concerning the distribution of the levy on fire insurance business premiums; relating to the state fire marshal fee fund, the emergency medical services operating fund and the fire training service program fund; modifying the distribution of moneys thereof; amending K.S.A. 75-1514 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 281, AN ACT concerning employment security law; relating to disqualification for benefits; disqualification begin dates; disqualification for illness or injury; disqualification for receipt of pension or retirement pay; allowing part-time employment for an educational institution; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 44-706 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 282, AN ACT concerning income taxation; providing certain tax credits for graduates of aerospace and aviation-related educational programs and employers of program graduates, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation.

SB 283, AN ACT concerning the COVID-19 response and reopening for business liability protection act; modifying immunity for certain persons conducting business in this state for COVID-19 claims accruing on or after March 12, 2020, and prior to termination of the state of disaster emergency related to the COVID-19 public health emergency; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 60-5504, as amended by section 10 of 2021 Senate Bill No. 14, and 60-5508 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 284, AN ACT concerning the Kansas emergency management act; authorizing a state of disaster emergency to continue for not longer than 21 days unless ratified by concurrent resolution of the legislature; providing for extensions for specified periods not to exceed 30 days each; amending K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 48-925, as amended by section 5 of 2021 Senate Bill No. 14, and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 48-924, as amended by section 2 of 2021 Senate Bill No. 14, and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 285, AN ACT concerning motor vehicles; relating to distinctive license plates; providing for the alpha kappa alpha license plate, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 286, AN ACT concerning economic development; relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas; creating the COVID-19 governmental use claims fund; providing funds for impacted businesses; providing for income tax credits for impacted businesses; providing for the reimbursement to certain property owners of property taxes resulting from a forced shutdown or capacity limitation; providing for a business loan forgiveness program, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation.

Senate Resolutions

SR 1710, A RESOLUTION honoring the life of George Washington Carver and his contributions to American agriculture and society, by Senators Hawk, Alley, Billinger, Bowers, Claeys, Corson, Dietrich, Fagg, Faust-Goudeau, Francisco, Haley, Holland, Holscher, Kerschen, Kloos, McGinn, Pettey, Pittman, Sykes and Ware.

SR 1711, A RESOLUTION recognizing the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., for their outstanding service to the citizens of our state, nation and the international community and for the sorority’s promotion of sisterhood, scholarship and service, by Senators Faust-Goudeau, Haley and Pittman.

SR 1712, A RESOLUTION commemorating Marietta Billinger’s 100th birthday and her dedication to her family and community, by Senator Billinger.

SR 1713, A RESOLUTION supporting the Future Vertical Lift program as a part of United States Army modernization, by Senators Suellentrop, Alley, Baumgardner, Erickson, Fagg, Faust-Goudeau, Hilderbrand, Kerschen, Masterson, McGinn, Petersen, Ware, Warren and Wilborn.

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