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Minutes for SB377 - Committee on Assessment and Taxation

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Substitute for SB 377 by Committee on Assessment and Taxation - Providing an income tax rate of 5.25% for individuals, increasing the income limit for the income tax subtraction modification for social security income, increasing the standard deduction by a cost-of-living adjustment, increasing the Kansas personal exemption, decreasing the privilege tax normal tax, establishing a 0% state rate for sales and use taxes for food and food ingredients on April 1, 2024, and increasing the extent of property tax exemption for residential property from the statewide school levy.

Minutes Content for Thu, Feb 1, 2024

Proponent in-person testimony: Donna Ginther: Director, Institute for Policy & Social Research, University of Kansas (Attachment 1)(Attachment 2)(Attachment 3)

Abriona Markham, Topeka Doula Project (Attachment 4)

Proponents Webex testimony: Becca Houlehan, Equity Period (Attachment 5)

David Jordan: United Methodist Health Ministry Fund (Attachment 6)

Trisha Rastogi, Neha Katakamshetty, and Sarah Ye: Flow Forward Foundation (Attachment 7)

Izzy Zschoche: Equity Period (Attachment 8)

Proponent written testimony: Senator Rob Olson (Attachment 9)

Senator Dennis Pyle (Attachment 10)

Erica Andrade, El Centro, Inc (Attachment 11)

Kristy Baughman, United Community Services of Johnson County (Attachment 12)

Sarah Beier (Attachment 13)

Karina Dixon (Attachment 14)

Laura Gilman (Attachment 15)

Harvesters; Kansas Food Action Network; Kansas Rural Center; KC Healthy Kids (Attachment 16)

Kamilah Jackson (Attachment 17)

Michelle McCormick: Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence (Attachment 18)

Taylor Morton: Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes (Attachment 19)

Margaret and Jason Obholz (Attachment 20)

Adrienne Olejnik: Kansas Action for Children (Attachment 21)

Alex Orel: Kansas Bankers Association (Attachment 22)

Damaris Pereda: Period. (Attachment 23

Jami Reever: Kansas Appleseed (Attachment 24)

Andy Sanchez: Kansas AFL-CIO (Attachment 25)

Laura Strausfeld: Period Law (Attachment 26)

Adriana Suarez (Attachment 27)

Mark Tomb: Kansas Association of Realtors (Attachment 28)

Lindsay Weiss (Attachment 29)

Opponent in-person testimony: None

Opponent written testimony: Michael Austin, Americans for Prosperity (Attachment 30)

Neutral in-person testimony: Eric Stafford, Kansas Chamber (Attachment 31)

Neutral written testimony: Jason Watkins, Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce (Attachment 32

The hearing on SB377 was closed.