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Minutes for HB2139 - Committee on Financial Institutions and Pensions

Short Title

Permitting local eligible employers to affiliate with KP&F with regard to coverage of certain local corrections employees.

Minutes Content for Wed, Feb 20, 2019

Chair Kelly opened the hearing on HB 2139, recognized David Wiese, Assistant Revisor of Statutes, who briefed the committee on HB 2139(Attachment 5) A question and answer period followed.

Informational - Chair Kelly recognized Alan D. Conroy, Executive Director, KPERS, who provided information on the benefit cap history, actuarial costs, and potential effects of HB 2139 to the committee. (Attachment 6)  A question and answer period followed.

Proponents - Chair Kelly informed the committee that Sheriff Jeffrey Easter, Sedgwick County and Legislative Chair for the Kansas Sheriff's Association, was scheduled to provide supporting testimony on HB 2139, but was unable to attend because of the snow conditions, and then recognized a substitute, Ed Klumpp Legislative Liaison, Kansas Sheriffs Association, who provided supporting testimony. Sheriff Easter testimony was included in the minutes. (Attachment 7) A question and answered period followed.

Proponents-written only - Chair Kelly announced that Sarah LaFrenz, President, Kansas Organization of State Employees (KOSE), provided written only testimony in support of HB 2139. (Attachment 8)

Neutral - None

Opponent - None

Chair Kelly closed the hearing on HB 2139.