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Minutes for HB2331 - Committee on Ways and Means

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Enacting the representative Jim Morrison cybersecurity act and establishing the Kansas information technology enterprise.

Minutes Content for Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Chairperson Billinger opened the informational hearing on HB 2331.  Jenna Moyer reviewed the bill and responded to questions from Committee members.  (Attachment 3)

Representative Pittman provided oral testimony in support of the bill and responded to questions from Committee members.

Kathleen Selzler Lippert addressed the Committee members stating it is important that, if there is consolidation, there needs to be a road map so her agency can continue their prime function of public protection.  She supports not taking on too much too fast with these changes.  Ms. Selzler Lippert responded to questions from Committee members.  (Attachment 4)

Mary Blubaugh testified before the Committee.  She supports the bill but has concerns about items added in Section 9 and there not being a clear road map.  The Kansas Board of Nursing is one of the top performing boards in the nation and she is concerned this could put their status in jeopardy.  A proposed amendment is included in her testimony.  Ms. Blubaugh responded to questions from Committee members.  (Attachment 5)

Alexandra Blasi addressed the Committee.  She supports the basic bill but not as it was amended by the House.  Small agencies do not have answers to their questions and this needs to be resolved.  She included a proposed amendment in her testimony and responded to questions from Committee members.  (Attachment 6)

Phil Wittmer provided brief comments and responded to questions from Committee members.

Written testimony was submitted by Alan Conroy, Kansas Public Employees' Retirement System  (Attachment 7)

There being no further conferees, Chairperson Billinger closed the informational hearing on HB 2331.

Chairperson Billinger adjourned the meeting at 12:00.  The next meeting will be March 27, 2017.