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HB 2436

AN ACT concerning environmental, social and governance criteria involving public contracts and investments; enacting the Kansas public investments and contracts protection act; prohibiting the state or a political subdivision from giving preferential treatment to or discriminating against companies based on environmental, social and governance criteria in procuring or letting contracts; requiring fiduciaries of the Kansas public employees retirement system to act solely in the financial interest of participants and beneficiaries of the system; restricting state agencies from adopting environmental, social and governance criteria or requiring any person or business to operate in accordance with such criteria; providing for enforcement of such act by the attorney general; indemnifying the Kansas public employees retirement system with respect to actions taken in compliance with such act; amending K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 74-4921 and repealing the existing section.

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House - Committee of the Whole - Amendment by Representative Xu was rejected - 03/22/2023

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (37):

Alcala, Amyx, Ballard, Boyd, Carlin, Carmichael, Carr, Curtis, Featherston, Haskins, Haswood, Helgerson, Highberger, Hougland, Hoye, Martinez, Melton, D. Miller, S. Miller, V. Miller, Neighbor, Ohaebosim, Oropeza, Osman, Ousley, Poskin, Probst, L. Ruiz, S. Ruiz, Sawyer, Sawyer Clayton, Schlingensiepen, Stogsdill, Weigel, Winn, Woodard, Xu,

Nay - (82):

Anderson, Awerkamp, Barth, Bergkamp, Bergquist, Blew, Blex, Bloom, Borjon, Bryce, Buehler, Butler, B. Carpenter, W. Carpenter, Clifford, Collins, Corbet, Croft, Delperdang, Dodson, Donohoe, Droge, Ellis, Eplee, Essex, Estes, Fairchild, Francis, Garber, Gardner, Goddard, Goetz, Hawkins, Hill, Hoffman, Hoheisel, Houser, Howe, Howell, Howerton, Humphries, Jacobs, Johnson, Kessler, Lewis, Mason, Maughan, Minnix, Moser, Murphy, Neelly, Owens, Patton, Penn, Pickert, Proctor, Rahjes, Resman, Rhiley, Roth, Sanders, Schmoe, Schreiber, Seiwert, A. Smith, C. Smith, E. Smith, Sutton, Tarwater, Thomas, Thompson, Titus, Turk, Turner, Underhill, Waggoner, Wasinger, Waymaster, White, K. Williams, L. Williams, Younger,

Present but not Voting - (1):


Absent and Not Voting - (5):

Concannon, Landwehr, Meyer, Poetter Parshall, Vaughn,

Not Voting - (0):