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Minutes for HB2300 - Committee on Judiciary

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Requiring a duly ordained minister of religion to report certain abuse and neglect of children except when reporting would violate the penitential communication privilege.

Minutes Content for Wed, Mar 13, 2024

Vice-Chair Lewis opened the hearing on HB2300.

Natalie Scott, Revisor of Statutes, gave a briefing on HB2300. (Attachment 9)  Ms. Scott stood for questions.

Senator Cindy Holscher, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 10)

Amber Delcamp, Private Citizen, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 11)

Kathryn Mosher, LCP and CEO, Family Service and Guidance Center, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 12)

Rev. Dr. Paxton Jones, Private Citizen, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 13)

Michael Sandridge, Private Citizen, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 14)

Joe Cheray, Private Citizen, gave proponent testimony. (Attachment 15)

Representative Dr. Kirk Haskins, gave written only proponent testimony. (Attachment 16)

Laurel Burchfield, Advocacy Director, Mainstream, gave written only proponent testimony. (Attachment 17)

Rev. Isabel Call, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, gave written only proponent testimony. (Attachment 18)

Rev. Charles McKinzie II, Grace United Methodist Church, gave written only proponent testimony. (Attachment 19)

Rev. Jacob Poindexter, Wichita United Church of Christ, gave written only proponent testimony. (Attachment 20)

Chuck Weber, Executive Director, Kansas Catholic Conference, gave written only proponent testimony. (Attachment 21)

The proponents stood for questions.

 

Rev. Susan Candea, Central State Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, gave written only opponent testimony. (Attachment 22)

 

Michelle McCormick, Executive Director, Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, gave written only neutral testimony. (Attachment 23)

Rev. Justin Panzer, President, The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, gave written only neutral testimony. (Attachment 24)

Rev. Dr. Jon Bruss, St. John's Lutheran Church, gave written only neutral testimony. (Attachment 25)

 

Vice-Chair Lewis closed the hearing on HB2300.

The meeting adjourned at 4:39 PM.