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Volume 40 - Issue 9 - March 4, 2021

State of Kansas

Legislative Administrative Services

Legislative Bills and Resolutions Introduced

The following numbers and titles of bills and resolutions were introduced February 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 2401, AN ACT concerning the department of corrections; authorizing the secretary of corrections to enter agreements for public-private partnerships for projects for new or renovated buildings at correctional institutions for education, skills-building and spiritual needs programs; establishing a nonprofit corporation to receive gifts, donations, grants and other moneys and engage in fundraising projects for funding such projects; amending K.S.A. 75-3739 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Appropriations.

HB 2402, AN ACT concerning property taxation; relating to valuation of property; excluding hypothetical leased fee in the determination of fair market value; amending K.S.A. 79-503a and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Appropriations.

HB 2403, AN ACT concerning sexually oriented businesses; crimes, punishment and criminal procedure; prohibiting certain acts; creating criminal penalties for violations; establishing the community defense act; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 22-3901 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2404, AN ACT concerning the Kansas public employees retirement system; relating to death and long-term disability benefits; providing a moratorium on employer contributions to the group insurance reserve fund; amending K.S.A. 74-4927 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Appropriations.

HB 2405, AN ACT concerning retirement and pensions; relating to the Kansas public employees retirement system; authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds to finance the unfunded actuarial pension liability of KPERS; providing requirements, limitations and procedures for the Kansas development finance authority, department of administration and the state finance council pertaining to such bonds, by Committee on Appropriations.

HB 2406, AN ACT concerning alcoholic liquor; restricted hours and days of sales; authorizing issuance of cereal malt beverage retailers’ licenses to producers; sale in retail liquor stores; relating to the sale of cereal malt beverage in the original package; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 41-712, 41-2703, 41-2704 and 41-2911 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2407, AN ACT concerning postsecondary educational institutions; relating to policies on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking; prescribing the provisions thereof, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2408, AN ACT concerning the disposition of certain state real property; authorizing the state historical society to convey certain real property located in Doniphan county; imposing certain conditions; prescribing costs of conveyance, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2409, AN ACT concerning firearms; relating to the personal and family protection act; providing permanent exemptions for postsecondary educational institutions; amending K.S.A. 75-7c20 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2410, AN ACT concerning firearms; creating the gun violence restraining order act; authorizing issuance of protective orders prohibiting firearm acquisition and possession, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2411, AN ACT concerning school district boards of education; relating to the professional negotiations act; authorizing boards of education to choose which professional employees’ organization to recognize as the exclusive bargaining unit for negotiations; amending K.S.A. 72-2219, 72-2220, 72-2221, 72-2226 and 72-2235 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 72-2222, 72-2223, 72-2224 and 72-2225, by Committee on Appropriations.

HB 2412, AN ACT concerning the attorney general; enacting the Kansas fights addiction act; providing for the expenditure of moneys recovered in opioid litigation; establishing a grant program to address the effects of substance abuse and addiction; Kansas fights addiction grant review board; Kansas fights addiction fund, by Committee on Appropriations.

HB 2413, AN ACT concerning sales taxation; relating to exemptions; providing an exemption for friends of hospice of Jefferson county; amending K.S.A. 79-3606 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2414, AN ACT concerning income taxation; relating to the child day care services assistance tax credit; increasing the amount of the credit for years following facility establishment; providing a credit for employer payments to an organization providing access to employees for child day care services; expanding eligible taxpayers; amending K.S.A. 79-32,190 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2415, AN ACT concerning the state fire marshal; relating to law enforcement powers thereof; fire equipment standards; requiring investigation of fire deaths; amending K.S.A. 31-158 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2416, AN ACT concerning governmental response to certain emergencies; relating to the Kansas emergency management act; modifying the procedure for the declaration and extension of a state of disaster emergency; limiting powers granted to the governor during a state of disaster emergency; authorizing the legislative coordinating council and the legislature to take certain actions related to a state of disaster emergency; prohibiting the governor or the state board of education from closing private schools during a state of disaster emergency; amending K.S.A. 46-1202 and K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 48-925, as amended by section 4 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 48-925b and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 48-925, as amended by section 5 of 2021 Senate Bill No. 14, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2417, AN ACT concerning alcoholic beverages; relating to retailers, clubs and drinking establishments; allowing the removal of beer and cereal malt beverage from licensed premises; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 41-308 and 41-2653, as amended by section 1 of 2021 Senate Bill No. 14, and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2418, AN ACT concerning property taxation; relating to time for payments; persons 65 years of age and older; amending K.S.A. 79-2004 and 79-2004a and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2419, AN ACT concerning the Kansas board of barbering; relating to licensure and regulation of barbers; fees; amending K.S.A. 65-1808, 65-1809, 65-1810, 65-1812, 65-1813, 65-1814, 65-1815, 65-1816, 65-1817, 65-1818, 65-1819, 65-1820a, 65-1821,65-1822, 65-1824, 65-1825a, 65-1826, 65-1827, 65-1831, 65-1835, 74-1805a, 74-1806 and 74-1807 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 65-1828, by Committee on Appropriations.

HB 2420, AN ACT concerning property taxation; relating to the classification and appraised valuation notice; providing information on prior year tax valuations; amending K.S.A. 79-1460 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2421, AN ACT concerning income taxation; relating to addition and subtraction modifications for the treatment of global intangible low-taxed income, business interest, capital contributions, FDIC premiums, business meals and payment protection program loans and expenses; expanding the expense deduction for income taxpayers and calculating the deduction amount; providing the ability to elect to itemize for individuals; exemption of unemployment compensation income attributable as a result of identity fraud; amending K.S.A. 79-32,117, 79-32,120, 79-32,138 and 79-32,143a and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Taxation.

House Concurrent Resolutions

HCR 5014, A PROPOSITION to amend article 1 of the constitution of the state of Kansas by adding a new section thereto, concerning oversight by the legislature of certain executive branch actions, by Committee on Appropriations.

Senate Bills

SB 262, AN ACT concerning gaming; relating to racetrack facilities; prohibiting greyhound and all other forms of dog racing and betting on any form of dog racing; abolishing the Kansas greyhound breeding development fund, greyhound tourism fund, greyhound promotion and development fund and live greyhound racing purse supplement fund, disposition of moneys held therein; authorizing a vote to permit electronic gaming machines at a racetrack gaming facility in Sedgwick county; establishing the Kansas horse council fund, privilege fee repayment fund and racetrack gaming facility management repayment fund; amending K.S.A. 74-8716, 74-8734, 74-8741, 74-8743, 74-8746, 74-8747, 74-8766, 74-8767, 74-8801, 74-8802, 74-8804, 74-8805, 74-8806, 74-8808, 74-8810, 74-8811, 74-8812, 74-8813, 74-8814, 74-8815, 74-8816, 74-8818, 74-8819, 74-8820, 74-8821, 74-8822, 74-8823, 74-8825, 74-8826, 74-8827, 74-8836, 74-8838 and 75-6102 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 74-8831, 74-8832 and 74-8842, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 263, AN ACT concerning income taxation; relating to the child day care services assistance tax credit; increasing the amount of the credit for years following facility establishment; providing a credit for employer payments to an organization providing access to employees for child day care services; expanding eligible taxpayers; amending K.S.A. 79-32,190 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 264, AN ACT concerning the attorney general; enacting the Kansas fights addiction act; providing for the expenditure of moneys recovered in opioid litigation; establishing a grant program to address the effects of substance abuse and addiction; Kansas fights addiction grant review board; Kansas fights addiction fund, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 265, AN ACT concerning the Kansas public employees retirement system; relating to death and long-term disability benefits; providing a moratorium on employer contributions to the group insurance reserve fund; amending K.S.A. 74-4927 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 266, AN ACT concerning retirement and pensions; relating to the Kansas public employees retirement system; amortizing a certain portion of the unfunded actuarial liability of the system for a period of 24 years; eliminating certain level-dollar employer contribution payments; establishing procedures for lapsing and decreasing certain amounts of employer contributions for state agencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022; amending K.S.A. 74-4920 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 267, AN ACT making and concerning appropriations for fiscal years ending June 30, 2022, June 30, 2023, and June 30, 2024, for state agencies; authorizing certain transfers, capital improvement projects and fees, imposing certain restrictions and limitations, and directing or authorizing certain receipts, disbursements, procedures and acts incidental to the foregoing; amending K.S.A. 75-6702 and 75-6706 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 2-223, 12-1775a, 12-5256, 55-193, 72-5462, 74-50,107, 74-99b34, 75-2263, 75-6707, 76-775, 76-7,107, 79-2959, 79-2964, 79-3425i, 79-34,171, 79-4804 and 82a-953a and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 268, AN ACT making and concerning appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2021, June 30, 2022, June 30, 2023, June 30, 2024, June 30, 2025, June 30, 2026, June 30, 2027, June 30, 2028, June 30, 2029, June 30, 2030, June 30, 2031, and June 30, 2032, for state agencies; authorizing certain transfers, capital improvement projects and fees, imposing certain restrictions and limitations, and directing or authorizing certain receipts, disbursements, procedures and acts incidental to the foregoing; amending K.S.A. 75-4209 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 2-223 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 269, AN ACT concerning public health and safety; relating to dangerous regulated animals; prohibiting the sale, slaughter and acquisition of such animals; including nonhuman primates and nonhybrid wolves as dangerous regulated animals; requiring sufficient barriers and distance between dangerous regulated animals and the public; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 32-1301, 32-1302, 32-1303, 32-1304, 32-1305, 32-1306, 32-1307, 32-1308 and 32-1310 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 32-1309, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 270, AN ACT concerning law enforcement; relating to law enforcement officers; prohibiting the hiring of certain officers with a history of serious misconduct or use of excessive force; making certain law enforcement employment and disciplinary records subject to the open records act; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 45-221 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 271, AN ACT concerning civil actions; relating to limitations on actions; extending the time to file a claim for damages caused by childhood sexual abuse; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 60-523 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 272, AN ACT concerning sexual assault evidence collection; requiring such collection procedures to include a urinalysis test to determine the presence of controlled substances that may have been used to commit the alleged sexual assault; amending K.S.A. 65-448 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 273, AN ACT concerning governmental response to certain emergencies; relating to the Kansas emergency management act; providing procedures for the declaration and extension of a state of disaster emergency; limiting powers granted to the governor during a state of disaster emergency; defining public health disasters and establishing special provisions therefor; creating the joint committee on emergency management and prescribing powers and duties; prescribing powers, duties and functions of the secretary of health and environment, city and county government and the board of education of each school district to control the spread of disease; establishing judicial review thereof; prescribing certain reporting requirements for the board of education of each school district, the state board of education and the Kansas state department of education; amending K.S.A. 48-904, 48-923, 48-933, 65-101, 65-119 and 65-126 and K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 48-925, as amended by section 4 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, 48-939, 48-949, 65-201 and 65-202 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 48-925, as amended by section 5 of 2021 Senate Bill No. 14, and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 48-925b, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 274, AN ACT concerning health and healthcare; relating to the practice of naturopathy; licensure and regulation of naturopathic doctors; broadening the scope of practice of naturopathic doctors; amending K.S.A. 65-7201, 65-7207, 65-7208, 65-7209 and 65-7214 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 65-1626, 65-4101 and 65-7202 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 65-7212, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation.

SB 275, AN ACT concerning health and healthcare; relating to naturopathic doctors; providing naturopathic doctors a certificate of authorization for a business entity to practice medicine; amending K.S.A. 17-2710 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 65-28,134 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation.

SB 276, AN ACT concerning children and families; preserving families that include a parent who is blind; providing for certain considerations relating to cases involving legal custody, residency, parenting time, children in need of care, adoption, foster care and guardianship, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 277, 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 Ways and Means.

SB 278, AN ACT concerning distinctive license plate fees; requiring reporting by sponsoring organizations of income and expenditures derived from such fees, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 279, AN ACT concerning energy; establishing the wind generation permit and property protection act; relating to certain electric generation facilities; imposing setbacks from certain property; restricting approval of facilities by boards of county commissioners; terminating property easements and conveyances; imposing certain conditions thereto; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 58-2272 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions

SCR 1609, A PROPOSITION to amend article 1 of the constitution of the state of Kansas by adding a new section thereto, concerning oversight by the legislature of certain executive branch actions, by Committee on Ways and Means.

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