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SB 291

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; directing the board of trustees of the Kansas public employees retirement system to divest from investments with foreign adversaries; 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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Senate - Final Action - Passed as amended; - 03/28/2023

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (29):

Alley, Baumgardner, Billinger, Blasi, Bowers, Claeys, Dietrich, Erickson, Fagg, Gossage, Haley, Kerschen, Kloos, Longbine, Masterson, McGinn, O'Shea, Olson, Peck, Petersen, Pyle, Ryckman, Shallenburger, Steffen, Straub, Thompson, Tyson, Warren, Wilborn,

Nay - (11):

Corson, Doll, Faust-Goudeau, Francisco, Holland, Holscher, Pettey, Pittman, Reddi, Sykes, Ware,

Present and Passing - (0):

Absent and Not Voting - (0):

Not Voting - (0):