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HB 2016

AN ACT concerning governmental response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas; providing certain relief related to health, welfare, property and economic security during this public health emergency; making and concerning appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2020, and June 30, 2021, for the governor's department; requiring the state finance council's approval for certain expenditures; relating to the state of disaster emergency; powers of the governor and executive officers; providing certain limitations and restrictions; business and commercial activities; violations of the Kansas emergency management act; relating to the closure of schools by executive order; requiring state board of education approval prior to any such closure; enacting the COVID-19 response and reopening for business liability protection act; relating to limitations on liability associated with the COVID-19 public health emergency; providing immunity from civil liability for certain healthcare providers during the COVID-19 public health emergency; providing an affirmative defense for adult care homes; enacting the COVID-19 contact tracing privacy act; relating to privacy of persons whose information is collected through contact tracing and the confidentiality of contact data; authorizing the secretary of health and environment and local health officers to establish and operate systems of contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic; validating certain notarial acts performed while the requirements that a person must appear before a notary public are suspended; requiring local health officers to share certain information with first responder agencies and 911 call centers; imposing requirements on the Kansas department for aging and disability services related to infection prevention and control practices and recommendations, infection control inspections and providing personal protective equipment; authorizing the expanded use of telemedicine in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and imposing requirements related thereto; suspending certain requirements related to medical care facilities and expiring such provisions; providing for temporary suspension of certain healthcare professional licensing and practice requirements; delegation and supervision requirements; conditions of licensure and renewal and reinstatement of licensure; relating to authorized use of two-way electronic audiovisual communication by courts to secure the health and safety of court users, staff and judicial officers; authorizing the temporary sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption off of certain licensed premises; relating to changes in the employment security law in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency; eligibility for benefits; contribution rates; federal reimbursement; employer notifications; shared work plan eligibility; authorizing counties to adopt orders relating to public health that are less stringent than statewide executive orders; relating to review, amendment or revocation of local disaster orders by the board of county commissioners; review, amendment or revocation of local disaster orders of a mayor by a city governing body; relating to local health officers; appointment, removal, powers and duties; providing for severability of this act; amending section 1 of 2020 House Substitute for Senate Bill No. 102, K.S.A. 48-924, 48-932, 48-939, 65-201, 65-202 and 65-468 and K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 19-101a, 41-2653, 44-702, 44-705, as amended by section 2 of 2020 Senate Bill No. 27, 44-709, 44-710, 44-757, 48-925 and 48-925, as amended by section 33 of this act, and repealing the existing sections.

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Senate - Emergency Final Action - Passed; - 06/04/2020

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (26):

Billinger, Bowers, Braun, Denning, Doll, Faust-Goudeau, Givens, Goddard, Haley, Hardy, Hawk, Hensley, Kerschen, Longbine, Masterson, McGinn, Petersen, Pettey, Rucker, Skubal, Sykes, Taylor, Thompson, Wagle, Ware, Wilborn,

Nay - (12):

Alley, Baumgardner, Berger, Bollier, Estes, Hilderbrand, Holland, Lynn, Miller, Olson, Pyle, Tyson,

Present and Passing - (1):


Absent and Not Voting - (1):


Not Voting - (0):