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Minutes for HB2143 - Committee on K-12 Education Budget

Short Title

Requiring school districts to procure specific spend categories through the department of education.

Minutes Content for Wed, Feb 1, 2017

Chairperson Campbell opened the hearing on HB 2143 and called upon Jason Long to give an overview of the bill.  Jason Long, Senior Assistant Revisor, summarized HB2143 which requires school districts to procure specific spend categories through the Department of Education.(Attachment 1)  Questions were asked by Representatives Rooker and Trimmer.

Sarah Shipman, Secretary, Department of Administration, addressed the Committee as a proponent.(Attachment 2)  Questions were asked by Representatives Rooker, Helgerson, Vickrey, Trimmer, Winn, and Schwab.

Another proponent, Dave Trabert, Kansas Policy Institute, gave testimony on this bill.(Attachment 3)  Mr. Trabert answered a question for Representative Schwab.

Written testimony in support of the bill was submitted by:  Eric Stafford, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Kansas Chamber.(Attachment 4)

Mark Tallman, Associate Executive Director for Advocacy, Kansas Association of School Boards was an opponent for HB 2143.(Attachment 5)  Questions were asked by Representatives Schwab, Patton, Jones, and Lusk.

Two other opponents presenting testimony were Darren Muci and Jonathan Wyss with the Wichita Public Schools.(Attachment 6)  Representatives Huebert, Rooker, Winn, and Chairperson Campbell asked questions.

Written testimony in opposition to HB 2143 was submitted by:

Leslie Kaufman and Ron Seeber, Kansas Coop. Council and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association(Attachment 7)

Jess Travis, Superintendent, USD 273--Beloit(Attachment 8)

John Hutchinson, Chief Financial & Operations Officer, Olathe Public Schools USD 233(Attachment 9)

Teresa Kelly, Johnson County Food Policy Council Chairperson(Attachment 10)

Tiffany Poet, Agricultural Education Instructor/FFA Advisor(Attachment 11)

Lisa Bartel, Healthy Living Coordinator, Harvey County Food & Farm Council(Attachment 12)

Helen Schnoes, Food Systems Coordinator, Douglas County Administration(Attachment 13)

Ashley Jones-Wisner, State Policy Director, KC Healthy Kids(Attachment 14)

Chris Sramek, Vice President of Consumers, High Plains Food Co-op(Attachment 15)

A conferee presenting neutral testimony on HB 2143 was Shawn Sullivan, Director, Division of the Budget.(Attachment 16)  Chairperson Campbell and Representative Schwab asked questions.

Other neutral presenters were Mike Bodensteiner, Executive Director, and Tina Smith, Director of Procurement and Contract Services, Greenbush Southeast Kansas Education Service Center.(Attachment 17)

There was no written-only neutral testimony submitted for this bill.

Chairperson Campbell closed the hearing on HB 2143.