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Volume 40 - Issue 12 - March 25, 2021

State of Kansas

Legislative Administrative Services

Legislative Bills and Resolutions Introduced

The following numbers and titles of bills and resolutions were introduced March 11–17 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 2431, AN ACT concerning rural opportunity zones; changing the definition of rural opportunity zone; expanding eligibility for program participants; adding down payment assistance as a benefit under such program; providing for a two-track program and establishing a new rural community building program option; amending K.S.A. 74-50,222, 74-50,223 and 79-32,267 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2432, AN ACT concerning sales and compensating use tax; relating to food and food ingredients; implementing a formulaic adjustment to the rate of tax; amending K.S.A. 79-3602, 79-3620 and 79-3710 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 79-3603 and 79-3703 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2433, AN ACT concerning consumer protection; relating to online third-party marketplaces and the sale of stolen merchandise; requiring such marketplaces to verify and authenticate the identity of third parties who sell products on their platforms; providing for enforcement by the attorney general, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2434, AN ACT concerning employment; prohibiting the employment of unauthorized aliens by business entities and public employers; requiring use and registration of the e-verify program; prohibiting the deduction of certain wages and remuneration of payments to unauthorized aliens; amending K.S.A. 79-32,117 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2435, AN ACT concerning emergency medical services; recognizing public safety telecommunicators as emergency responders; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 48-949 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Appropriations.

HB 2436, AN ACT concerning health and healthcare; enacting the Kansas medical marijuana regulation act; relating to medical cannabis; providing for the licensure and regulation of medical cannabis, including the manufacture, transportation and sale of medical cannabis; providing certain fines and penalties for violations of the act; relating to health benefits coverage; expanding medical assistance eligibility; directing the department of health and environment to study certain medicaid expansion topics; adding meeting days to the Robert G. (Bob) Bethell joint committee on home and community based services and KanCare oversight to monitor implementation; making and concerning appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2021, June 30, 2022, and June 30, 2023; amending K.S.A. 65-28b08, 79-5201 and 79-5210 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 21-5703, 21-5705, 21-5706, 21-5707, 21-5709, 21-5710, 23-3203, 38-2269, 39-7,160, 40-3213, 44-501, 44-706, 44-1009, 44-1015 and 65-1120 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2437, AN ACT concerning income taxation; relating to credits; creating are fundable family caregivers of disabled veterans tax credit, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2438, AN ACT concerning taxation; relating to motor vehicles; allowing up to two motor vehicles owned by resident disabled veterans or surviving spouses thereof to be exempt from the tax imposed by the Kansas retailers’ sales tax act, by Committee on Taxation.

House Concurrent Resolutions

HCR 5016, A PROPOSITION to amend section 1 of article 11 of the constitution of the state of Kansas, relating to classification and taxation of all-terrain vehicles, by Committee on Taxation.

HCR 5017, A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION supporting the adoption of the COVID-19 Vaccine Bill of Rights for the purposes of defending the constitutional liberties of Kansas citizens and outlining a framework of best practices for state and federal agencies to develop during this evolving phase of experimental vaccine administration.

Senate Bills

SB 290, AN ACT concerning the healthcare stabilization fund; relating to minimum professional liability insurance coverage requirements; changing membership of the board of governors; service of notice thereon; amending K.S.A. 40-3409 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 40-3402, 40-3403, 40-3408, 40-3414 and 40-3424 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 291, AN ACT concerning labor and employment; increasing the minimum wage; providing that the highest minimum wage under state or federal law will apply; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 44-1203 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 292, AN ACT concerning elections; relating to advance voting ballots; requiring certain signed statements for delivery of such ballots on behalf of a voter; limiting the number of ballots that can be delivered; penalties for violations; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 25-1124 and 25-1128 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 293, AN ACT concerning elections; creating the transparency in revenues underwriting elections act; prohibiting the receipt and expenditure of private moneys by election officials, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 294, AN ACT concerning firearms; creating the Roy’Ale Spencer firearms safety act; requiring the safe storage of firearms; establishing criminal penalties for violations, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 295, AN ACT concerning health and healthcare; relating to COVID-19 vaccine distribution; authorizing counties to adopt prioritized vaccination plans; prohibiting the state from reducing vaccination allotments based on adherence to state guidelines, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 296, AN ACT concerning sales and compensating use tax; relating to food and food ingredients; implementing a formulaic adjustment to the rate of tax; amending K.S.A. 79-3602, 79-3620 and 79-3710 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 79-3603 and 79-3703 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 297, AN ACT concerning cities and counties; establishing restrictions on the collection of solid waste fees; amending K.S.A. 12-2102, 12-2106 and 65-3410 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation.

SB 298, AN ACT concerning the uniform controlled substances act; relating to substances included in schedules I, II, IV and V; amending K.S.A. 65-4107, 65-4111 and 65-4113 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 65-4105 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 299, AN ACT concerning the state banking board; increasing the compensation of members; amending K.S.A. 74-3005 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 9-815 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Ways and Means.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions

SCR 1611, A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION making application to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose limits on the federal government, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

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