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Volume 40 - Issue 13 - April 1, 2021

State of Kansas

Legislative Administrative Services

Legislative Bills and Resolutions Introduced

The following numbers and titles of bills and resolutions were introduced March 18–24 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 2439, AN ACT concerning crimes, punishment and criminal procedure; creating the crime of unauthorized disclosure of a child’s sexual orientation or gender identity, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2440, AN ACT concerning property taxation; relating to exemptions; creating a property tax exemption for homestead property of certain retired and disabled veterans, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2441, AN ACT concerning the Kansas emergency management act; relating to an award of compensation; requiring payment by governmental entities commandeering or using property; amending K.S.A. 48-933 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2442, AN ACT concerning high school work-based learning programs; liability for students and business, municipal and postsecondary educational institution program providers; amending K.S.A. 72-18,101 and 72-18,102 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Appropriations.

HB 2443, AN ACT concerning public employees; relating to hiring and promotion preferences; providing for a preference for persons with a disability, by Committee on Appropriations.

HB 2444, AN ACT concerning gaming; relating to the Kansas lottery act; Kansas lottery, rules and regulations; authorizing sports wagering; creating the white collar crime fund; amending K.S.A. 74-8702, 74-8710, 74-8711, 74-8716 and 79-4806 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 21-6403 and 21-6507 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2445, AN ACT concerning property taxation; relating to exemptions; providing for an exemption for health clubs; amending K.S.A. 79-201 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2446, AN ACT concerning taxation; relating to sales and compensating use tax; imposing tax on sales of digital property and subscription services; requiring the collection and remittance for sales, compensating use and transient guest taxes and prepaid wireless 911 fees made on marketplace facilitator platforms; providing nexus for certain retailers and removing click-through nexus provisions; relating to income tax; providing for addition and subtraction modifications for the treatment of global intangible low-taxed income, business interest, capital contributions, business meals and payment protection program loans and expenses; expanding the expense deduction for income tax taxpayers and calculating the deduction amount; providing a refundable food sales tax credit; discontinuing the nonrefundable food sales tax credit; increasing the Kansas standard deduction; providing an exemption of unemployment or other compensation income attributable as a result of identity fraud; amending K.S.A. 79-32,117, 79-32,119, 79-32,138, 79-32,143a, 79-32,271, 79-3602 and 79-3702 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 79-3603 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2447, AN ACT concerning securities; relating to the securities act fee fund; terminating the transfer of remaining unencumbered moneys in such fund over $50,000 to the state general fund; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 17-12a601 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2448, AN ACT concerning foster care; relating to licenses for family foster homes; creating an exemption to allow the secretary for the department of children and families to license a family foster home where a former foster care youth with juvenile adjudications resides; amending K.S.A. 65-516 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Appropriations.

HB 2449, AN ACT concerning governmental response to public health; relating to the state of disaster emergency powers of the governor and certain public officials; providing certain limitations and restrictions; prohibiting stay-at-home orders and curfews; requirement of vaccinations by certain public and private entities; requiring the capitol and legislative meetings be open to the public; protecting the freedom of worship and operation of private businesses, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2450, AN ACT concerning gaming; authorizing the Kansas lottery to offer sports wagering with an existing contract provider; issue a request for proposal for an interactive sports wagering platform provider; report to the legislature, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2451, AN ACT concerning tobacco products; relating to the sale thereof; remitting certain payments from tobacco product manufacturers to the credit of the Kansas endowment for youth fund rather than deposit into escrow upon certification by the attorney general; amending K.S.A. 50-6a01 and 50-6a03 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 50-6a04 and 50-6a09 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Taxation.

House Resolutions

HR 6012, A RESOLUTION providing for changes in seat assignments in the House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session, by Representatives. Ryckman, Hawkins and Sawyer.

HR 6013, A RESOLUTION recognizing Music in our Schools Month, by Representatives Curtis, Amyx, Arnberger, Baker, Ballard, Barker, Bergquist, Burroughs, Byers, Carlin, W. Carpenter, Clark, Concannon, Corbet, Croft, Day, Dodson, Eplee, Esau, Estes, Featherston, Finney, Francis, Haswood, Helmer, Henderson, Hoffman, Hoheisel, Howe, Hoye, Humphries, Jennings, S. Johnson, T. Johnson, Kuether, Landwehr, Lee-Hahn, Long, Moser, Neelly, Neighbor, Orr, Ousley, Parker, Poskin, Probst, Proctor, Ralph, L. Ruiz, Schreiber, Stogsdill, Tarwater, Thomas, Thompson, Vaughn, Victors, Wasinger, Williams, Winn, Wolfe Moore and Xu.

HR 6014, A RESOLUTION strengthening the sister-state ties between the State of Kansas and Taiwan, supporting the signing of a bilateral trade agreement between Taiwan and the United States and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan’s international participation, by Representatives Mason, Anderson, Arnberger, Bergkamp, Bergquist, Blex, Borjon, Burris, Carlin, Carlson, B. Carpenter, W. Carpenter, Clark, Clayton, Coleman, Collins, Concannon, Croft, Curtis, Day, Dodson, M., Donohoe, Ellis, Eplee, Esau, Estes, Featherston, Finch, Finney, French, Garber, Gartner, Hawkins, Helmer, Highland, Hoffman, Hoheisel, Houser, Howe, Hoye, Huebert, Humphries, Jennings, S. Johnson, T. Johnson, Kessler, Landwehr, Long, Lynn, Minnix, Moser, Murphy, Neelly, Neighbor, Newland, Owens, F. Patton, Penn, Poetter, Poskin, Probst, Proctor, Proehl, Rahjes, Ralph, Resman, Rhiley, Ryckman, Sanders, Schreiber, Seiwert, Smith, A., Smith, E.,Stogsdill, Sutton, Tarwater, Thomas, Thompson, Victors, Waggoner, Wasinger, Waymaster, Weigel, Wheeler and K. Williams.

House Concurrent Resolutions

HCR 5018, A PROPOSITION to amend section 22 of article 2 of the constitution of the state of Kansas; relating to legislative immunity from arrest and civil service of process, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

Senate Bills

SB 300, AN ACT concerning crimes, punishment and criminal procedure; relating to the Kansas racketeer influenced and corrupt organization act; adding a person who has engaged in identity theft or identity fraud to the definition of covered person; identity theft and identity fraud to the definition of racketeering activity; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 21-6328 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 301, AN ACT concerning children and minors; establishing the office of the child advocate within the office of the attorney general and prescribing certain powers, duties and functions therefor; the joint committee on child welfare system oversight; authorizing access to certain records; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 38-2211, 38-2212, 38-2213, 38-2309 and 38-2310 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 302, AN ACT concerning taxation; authorizing counties to impose an earnings tax; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 19-101a and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation.

SB 303, AN ACT concerning counties; relating to county homes for the aged and county hospitals; restricting board of county commissioners, trustees and employees from infringing upon residents’ and patients’ rights to receive and refuse visitors in county homes for the aged and county hospitals; permitting residents and patients to waive restrictions imposed to control transmission or prevention of an infectious disease; restricting counties from exempting from prohibitions on imposing restrictions on visitors in homes for the aged and county hospitals; amending K.S.A. 12-4909 and19-2110 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 19-101a and 19-4610 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 304, AN ACT concerning the COVID-19 contact tracing privacy act; removing the sunset provision; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 48-961 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 305, AN ACT concerning law enforcement; relating to automated license plate recognition systems; requiring each law enforcement agency that utilizes such systems to adopt and maintain a detailed, written policy relating to the use and operation of such systems; prescribing restrictions and requirements relating to the collection, storage and sharing of captured license plate data; criminal penalties for unlawful acts relating to such data, by Committee on Ways and Means.

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