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2023 Laws Report

Bills Approved By Governor

SB3 - Bill by Senator Bowers
Designating Silvisaurus condrayi as the official state land fossil.
SB11 - Bill by Senator Bowers
Reauthorizing the placement of a life-size version of the "Ad Astra" sculpture on state capitol grounds, transferring the approval authority to the capitol preservation committee and making appropriations for the department of administration for FY 2023.
SB17 - Bill by Financial Institutions and Insurance
Expanding the use of bond proceeds under the Kansas reinvestment housing incentive district act and the transferability of income, privilege and premium tax credits issued under the Kansas housing investor tax credit act.
SB24 - Bill by Financial Institutions and Insurance
Changing the required number of employees contained in the definitions of "large employer" and "small employer" for purposes of coverage for autism spectrum disorder.
SB39 - Bill by Federal and State Affairs
Directing the capitol preservation committee to develop and approve plans for a mural honoring the 1st Kansas (Colored) Voluntary Infantry regiment.
SB42 - Bill by Appropriations
House Substitute for SB 42 by Committee on Appropriations - Exempting rural emergency hospitals from the hospital provider assessment and establishing residency and other requirements for membership on a hospital board.
SB44 - Bill by Financial Institutions and Insurance
Enacting the Kansas financial institutions information security act.
SB49 - Bill by Utilities
Requiring installation of light-mitigating technology systems on new and existing wind energy conversion systems subject to certain conditions.
SB66 - Bill by Education
Enacting the interstate teacher mobility compact to recognize equivalent teacher licenses across member states, requiring that licensing bodies provide verified electronic credentials to all credential holders based on their credentials from other jurisdictions and requiring licensing bodies to use centralized electronic credential data management systems capable of providing instantaneous credential verification.
SB75 - Bill by Judiciary
Providing a statutory interest rate for prejudgment interest in all civil tort actions.
SB85 - Bill by Financial Institutions and Insurance
Enacting the Kansas travel insurance act.
SB106 - Bill by Transportation
Reconciling multiple amendments to certain statutes.
SB114 - Bill by Commerce
Creating definitions for "advanced recycling" and related terms and separating advanced recycling from the current solid waste management system.
SB116 - Bill by Federal and State Affairs
House Substitute for SB 116 by Committee on Federal and State Affairs - Removing state agency fees for licenses to carry concealed handguns.
SB119 - Bill by Financial Institutions and Insurance
Updating certain statutory references contained in chapter 40 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated; specifying certain requirements of documents submitted by medicare provider organizations and health maintenance organizations to demonstrate fiscal soundness; removing the requirement of a documented written demand for premium as part of a prima facie case; adding certain legal entities to the definition of person for purposes of violations of insurance law; and updating the version of risk-based capital instructions in effect.
SB120 - Bill by Agriculture and Natural Resources
Authorizing the secretary of health and environment to adopt rules and regulations for an annual certification program for the replacement of distribution systems segments and increasing the amortization period on loans from the Kansas water pollution control revolving fund.
SB123 - Bill by Senators Pittman, Peck
Enacting the Kansas adult learner grant act to establish a grant program for adult learners to pursue certain fields of study, enacting the career technical education credential and transition incentive for employment success act to require school districts to pay for the cost of assessments for students to obtain an approved career technical education credential, designating military veterans and spouses or dependents of such veterans who were stationed in Kansas for at least 11 months as residents for purposes of tuition and fees at postsecondary educational institutions and expanding the eligible fields of study under the Kansas promise scholarship act.
SB131 - Bill by Public Health and Welfare
Substitute for SB 131 by Committee on Public Health and Welfare - Authorizing the state board of healing arts to issue a sports waiver to practice healing arts professions in this state on a limited basis during certain sporting events, authorizing pharmacy technicians to administer certain vaccines, licensing of professional counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors, behavior analysts, psychologists and master's level psychologists, requiring the behavioral sciences regulatory board to process applications within a certain time and establish an expedited application process, establishing license categories for applicants from social work programs in candidacy for accreditation and for temporary reinstatement; extending the license period of temporary licenses, establishing a community-based license for certain licensed professions.
SB132 - Bill by Senators Pittman, Faust-Goudeau, Haley
Providing for the buffalo soldier distinctive license plate.
SB144 - Bill by Utilities
Exempting satellite service and video programming services accessed over the internet from the video competition act.
SB174 - Bill by Judiciary
Increasing the criminal penalties for battery of a healthcare provider, adding the placing of controlled substances into pills into the definition of manufacture, increasing the criminal penalties for manufacturing fentanyl and for manufacturing or distributing any controlled substances that are likely to be attractive to minors because of their appearance or packaging, creating a special sentencing rule to make sentences for distributing fentanyl presumptive imprisonment, excluding materials used to detect the presence of fentanyl, ketamine or gamma hydroxybutyric acid from the definition of drug paraphernalia, adding domestic battery and violation of a protection order to the crimes that a person can have the intent to commit when committing burglary or aggravated burglary, increasing criminal penalties for the crime of interference with law enforcement when the violation involves fleeing from a law enforcement officer and authorizing the attorney general to prosecute certain crimes that are part of an alleged course of criminal conduct that occurred in two or more counties.
SB189 - Bill by Judiciary
Authorizing state and local law enforcement agencies to receive files and information about an applicant from other agencies that received an application for employment from the applicant or conducted an employment background investigation on the applicant.
SB205 - Bill by Agriculture and Natural Resources
Authorizing certain water rights in a water bank to participate in multi-year flex accounts on a temporary basis.
SB208 - Bill by Elections
House Substitute for SB 208 by Committee on Elections - Amending provisions relating to the governmental ethics commission's authority to investigate and enforce the campaign finance act and limitations on the receipt and expenditure of contributions.
SB217 - Bill by Judiciary
Including the conduct of utilizing any electronic tracking system or acquiring tracking information to determine the targeted persons location, movement or travel patterns in the crime of stalking when done as part of an unlawful course of conduct and authorizing orders to prohibit such conduct under the Kansas family law code, the revised Kansas code for care of children, the protection from abuse act and the protection from stalking, sexual assault or human trafficking act and increasing the time of an initial restraining order and possible extensions issued in a protection from abuse order or a protection from stalking, sexual assault or human trafficking order.
SB221 - Bill by Federal and State Affairs
Amending statutes concerning election officials, election crimes and election procedures.
SB229 - Bill by Legislative Modernization
House Substitute for SB 229 by Committee on Legislative Modernization - Creating the legislative compensation commission, prescribing powers and duties of the commission and the legislature, establishing the rate of pay for statewide elected officials based on the salary for members of Congress and establishing the rate of pay for judges and justices based on the salary for district judges of the United States.
SB243 - Bill by Judiciary
Providing requirements and procedures for settlement agreements involving a minor.
SB244 - Bill by Judiciary
House Substitute for SB 244 by Committee on Judiciary - Updating the Kansas general corporation code, the business entity transactions act, the business entity standard treatment act, the Kansas revised uniform limited partnership act and the Kansas uniform partnership act.
HB2002 - Bill by Representative Fairchild
Providing countywide retailers' sales tax authority for Dickinson and Grant counties, providing for a sales tax exemption for area agencies on aging and purchases made by Kansas suicide prevention HQ, inc., providing that the secretary of revenue file a release of warrant in the county where such warrant is docketed, granting authority to the director of property valuation to develop qualifying courses and providing that certain tax notices and statements may be transmitted by electronic means by the county treasurer and county appraiser if consented to by the taxpayer.
HB2010 - Bill by Judiciary
Senate Substitute for HB 2010 by Committee on Judiciary - Updating a statutory cross reference to provide proper jury instruction in cases when a defendant lacks the required mental state to commit a crime; increasing the penalty for certain violations of criminal discharge of a firearm when a person was present in the dwelling, building, structure or motor vehicle at which the offender discharged a firearm; enacting the reduce armed violence act to increase the criminal penalties for certain violations of criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon that involve firearms; providing that the service of postrelease supervision period shall not toll except as otherwise provided by law; and allowing certain nondrug offenders to participate in a certified drug abuse treatment program.
HB2014 - Bill by Representative Collins
Designating a portion of United States highway 69 in Crawford county as the Robert Lessen memorial highway.
HB2015 - Bill by Judiciary
Authorizing the designee of an employing agency or entity to petition the court for an order requiring infectious disease testing.
HB2016 - Bill by Judiciary
Senate Substitute for HB 2016 by the Committee on Judiciary - Enacting the act against abusive access litigation to create a civil action for determining whether litigation that alleges any access violation under the Americans with disabilities act or similar law constitutes abusive litigation and authorize penalties for such abusive litigation.
HB2019 - Bill by Transportation
Implementing additional reporting requirements for information technology projects and state agencies, requiring additional information technology security training and status reports, requiring reporting of significant cybersecurity audits and changing the membership requirements, terms of members and the quorum requirements for the information technology executive council.
HB2020 - Bill by Transportation
Providing that the employment status of a driver of a motor carrier does not change as a result of the inclusion of safety improvements on a vehicle and establishing conditions for when a driver is an independent contractor for a transportation network company.
HB2021 - Bill by Corrections and Juvenile Justice
Requiring the secretary for children and families to assess certain children and the secretary of corrections to provide certain services to juveniles in detention, changing the criteria used to refer and admit juveniles to a juvenile crisis intervention center, allowing evidence-based program account money to be used on certain children, requiring the department of corrections to build data systems and allowing for overall case length limit extensions for certain juvenile offenders.
HB2024 - Bill by Joint Child Welfare System Oversight
Expanding legal surrender of an infant to include newborn safety devices, requiring a referral of an alleged victim of child abuse or neglect for an examination as part of an investigation, creating a program in the department of health and environment to provide training and payment for such examinations, enacting the Representative Gail Finney memorial foster care bill of rights, applying the federal Indian child welfare act to certain actions under the revised Kansas code for care of children.
HB2027 - Bill by Representatives Wasinger, Ballard
Creating a procedure to prevent distribution of a decedent's assets to a person charged with the felonious killing of the decedent until criminal proceedings are completed.
HB2039 - Bill by Representative Waymaster
Designating Lehigh Portland state park and exempting disabled veterans from certain requirements and fees relating to hunting and fishing licenses.
HB2042 - Bill by Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Authorizing towing by self-storage unit operators of motor vehicles, watercraft or trailers for nonpayment of rent or abandonment and providing for notice to occupants, a right of redemption prior to towing and liability protection for operators.
HB2053 - Bill by Federal and State Affairs
Senate Substitute for HB 2053 by Committee on Federal and State Affairs - Providing for a presidential preference primary election on March 19, 2024, and establishing voter registration and voting procedures for such election.
HB2058 - Bill by Federal and State Affairs
Senate Substitute for HB 2058 by Committee on Federal and State Affairs - Authorizing any gaming compact regarding sports wagering to include provisions governing sports wagering outside the boundaries of Indian lands and crediting tax revenue generated from wagers on historical horse races to the horse breeding development fund and the horse fair racing benefit fund.
HB2059 - Bill by Federal and State Affairs
Exempting charitable raffle prizes of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverages from the Kansas liquor control act, the club and drinking establishment act and the Kansas cereal malt beverage act; amending the spirits, wine and beer distributors law regulating samples; requiring monthly remittance of gallonage taxes regarding special order shipping of wine; allowing businesses to sell cereal malt beverage by the drink on Sundays without requiring that 30% of the gross receipts of such businesses be derived from the sale of food; permitting food establishments to allow dogs in outside areas on the premises and food establishments that are microbreweries to allow dogs in outside and inside areas on the premises notwithstanding certain provisions of the Kansas food code; amending the common consumption area law to permit rather than require roads be blocked and allowing designation of such areas by signage.
HB2060 - Bill by Education
Senate Substitute for HB 2060 by Committee on Education - Authorizing payments from the state safety fund to community colleges for the provision of driver's education, authorizing the provision of tools, supplies and examinations to AO-K career pathway program participants and including high school equivalency credentials in performance-based payments for postsecondary educational institutions.
HB2065 - Bill by Representatives Highberger, Neelly
Allowing a court to change a spouse's name to a name that is different than a maiden or former name during a divorce proceeding.
HB2080 - Bill by Education
Authorizing students enrolled in a virtual school to take virtual state assessments.
HB2082 - Bill by Local Government
Authorizing counties to create a code inspection and enforcement fund and a municipalities fight addiction fund, and expanding the scope of county equipment reserve fund to include other technology expenses.
HB2087 - Bill by Elections
Directing political parties to have procedures for the selection of presidential electors.
HB2090 - Bill by Insurance
Authorizing the commissioner of insurance to set the amount of certain fees, specifying permissible uses of information obtained from background checks, fingerprinting and criminal history records checks; discontinuing annual registration fees for prepaid service plans and modifying reporting requirements related to such plans; and decreasing the premium tax rate imposed on surplus lines insurance.
HB2092 - Bill by Representatives Miller, V., Alcala, Borjon, Corbet, Haskins, Patton, Schlingensiepen, Weigel
Reapportioning the districts of certain members of the Washburn university board of regents who are appointed by the city of Topeka.
HB2093 - Bill by Insurance
Discontinuing payments to certain group-funded insurance pools, refunding existing balances thereof and abolishing such funds and establishing the group-funded pools refund fund; adjusting the basis upon which certain premium tax calculations are made, requiring such premium taxes to be paid 90 days after each calendar year and basing such premium taxes upon the gross premiums collected for the previous calendar year; and adding fire districts to the definition of "municipality" for purposes of the the payment of COBRA premiums under certain circumstances.
HB2114 - Bill by J. Russell (Russ) Jennings Joint Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight
Renaming the joint committee on corrections and juvenile justice oversight in honor of Representative J. Russell (Russ) Jennings and requiring the committee to monitor the implementation of juvenile justice reforms.
HB2121 - Bill by Judiciary
Substitute for HB 2121 by the Committee on Judiciary - Extending the suspension of statutory speedy trial time limitations and providing that time during the COVID-19 public health emergency shall not be assessed against the state.
HB2125 - Bill by Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Providing for charitable event permits and demonstration permits for body art services, authorizing cease and desist orders against unlicensed providers of body art services and requiring related administrative actions to be in accordance with the Kansas administrative procedure act and reviewable under the Kansas judicial review act and exempting adult care homes from statutes governing cosmetology and barbering facilities.
HB2127 - Bill by Judiciary
Senate Substitute for HB 2127 by Committee on Judiciary - Permitting a prosecution for childhood sexual abuse to be commenced at any time, extending the time to file civil actions against an individual perpetrator or an entity for recovery of damages caused by childhood sexual abuse and providing exceptions in the Kansas tort claims act for claims arising from such abuse.
HB2130 - Bill by Judiciary
Permitting a copy of a will to be filed and admitted to probate, increasing certain dollar amounts in the Kansas probate code, adjusting time requirements linked to notice by publication and mailing in the Kansas probate code and clarifying how property held under a transfer-on-death deed is distributed when one beneficiary predeceases the grantor.
HB2131 - Bill by Judiciary
Providing that the mission of the judicial council is to study the administration of justice in Kansas and make recommendations for improvements therefor.
HB2147 - Bill by Transportation
Requiring a person providing wrecker or towing service or agency to provide a certification of compliance to a purchaser upon the sale and transfer of an abandoned or towed vehicle, prohibiting the manufacture, importation, distribution, sale, offer for sale, installation or reinstallation of a counterfeit supplemental restraint system component or nonfunctional airbag and providing for criminal penalties for violation thereof and expanding permitted lighting equipment on vehicles to include all ground effect lighting.
HB2160 - Bill by Agriculture and Natural Resources
Exempting the transport of cotton bales from the secured load requirements under certain conditions.
HB2170 - Bill by Federal and State Affairs
Senate Substitute for HB 2170 by Committee on Federal and State Affairs - Creating the donor intent protection act to provide enforcement of donor-imposed restrictions on philanthropic gifts of endowment funds or to endowment funds.
HB2172 - Bill by Judiciary
Enacting the uniform trust decanting act, authorizing modification of a noncharitable irrevocable trust to provide that the rule against perpetuities is inapplicable, providing that the Kansas uniform statutory rule against perpetuities is inapplicable to trusts under certain circumstances and modifying the definition of resident trust in the Kansas income tax act.
HB2173 - Bill by Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Ensuring that refrigerants that are approved for use under federal law may be used in Kansas.
HB2196 - Bill by Financial Institutions and Pensions
Providing membership affiliation in the Kansas police and firemen's retirement system for certain law enforcement officers and employees of the Kansas department of wildlife and parks, expanding deferred retirement option program (DROP) membership to all Kansas police and firemen's retirement system members and extending the expiration date on DROP.
HB2197 - Bill by Financial Institutions and Pensions
Providing a procedure for the distribution of a first-time home buyer savings account balance upon the death of an account holder, changing the term "transfer on death" to "payable on death" and resolving a conflict when beneficiaries differ on a financial institution's account records and tax forms required by the secretary of revenue.
HB2214 - Bill by Corrections and Juvenile Justice
Changing the name of the Larned correctional mental health facility to the Larned state correctional facility and removing references to facilities that no longer exist.
HB2216 - Bill by Judiciary
Removing the mandatory term of imprisonment as a penalty for driving with license that is canceled, suspended or revoked for failure to pay fines.
HB2225 - Bill by Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Limiting cost recovery for certain electric public utilities' transmission-related costs.
HB2226 - Bill by Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Extending the time period for notice of excavations and permitting use of virtual whitelining for excavations.
HB2240 - Bill by Child Welfare and Foster Care
Requiring the clerk of the district court to give notice of qualified residential treatment program placement.
HB2262 - Bill by Health and Human Services
Allowing six months of an embalmer apprenticeship to be completed prior to an individual attending mortuary science school
HB2269 - Bill by Federal and State Affairs
Amending the Kansas cigarette and tobacco products act to raise the minimum age to 21 years old for the sale, purchase or possession of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes or tobacco products.
HB2279 - Bill by Water
Requiring groundwater management districts to submit annual written reports to the legislature and to provide water conservation and stabilization action plans to the chief engineer.
HB2288 - Bill by Health and Human Services
Enacting the counseling compact to provide for interstate practice privileges for professional counselors.
HB2290 - Bill by Appropriations
Authorizing the affiliation of northwest Kansas technical college and north central Kansas technical college with Fort Hays state university.
HB2292 - Bill by Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Promoting Kansas workforce development by enacting the Kansas apprenticeship act to expand apprenticeships with businesses, healthcare organizations and nonprofit organizations through tax credits and grants and to develop teaching apprenticeships with public schools through scholarships for professional teaching degrees and by establishing a program to provide matching grants to public and private professional engineering schools for engineering scholarships and program development costs.
HB2298 - Bill by Transportation
Designating a portion of interstate 435 as the Officer Donald Burton Gamblin Jr memorial highway and a portion of United States highway 69 as the Robert Lessen memorial highway.
HB2302 - Bill by Agriculture and Natural Resources
Senate Substitute for HB 2302 by Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources - Making appropriations for the state treasurer for fiscal year 2023 and fiscal year 2024, providing for a transfer of moneys from the state general fund to the state water plan fund for fiscal year 2024, establishing the water technical assistance fund and the water projects grant fund for water-related infrastructure projects.
HB2322 - Bill by Education
Revising the definition of "children with disabilities" for purposes of providing special education to replace emotional disturbance with emotional disability.
HB2323 - Bill by Local Government
Providing for the detachment and transfer of fire district property annexed by a city.
HB2326 - Bill by Judiciary
Extending the sunset date on the scrap metal theft reduction act and clarifying that catalytic converters are covered by the act.
HB2332 - Bill by Agriculture and Natural Resources
Updating references and corresponding changes related to 2021 Executive Reorganization Order No. 48 and the transfer of the division of tourism from the department of wildlife and parks to the department of commerce.
HB2335 - Bill by Transportation
Authorizing loans or grants for qualified track maintenance in the rail service improvement program and increasing the transfer from the state highway fund to the rail service improvement fund.
HB2336 - Bill by Transportation
Increasing bonding authority and simplifying the approval process for public airport construction and improvement projects under the surplus property and public airport authority act and increasing the cost threshold for state construction projects when the convening of a negotiating committee to obtain professional services is required.
HB2346 - Bill by Transportation
Providing for the back the blue license plate and the city of Topeka distinctive license plate and allowing distinctive license plates to be personalized license plates.
HB2395 - Bill by Judiciary
Continuing in existence certain exceptions to the disclosure of public records under the open records act.

Bills Becoming Law Without Governors Signature

HB2100 - Bill by Insurance
Enacting the Kansas public investments and contracts protection act concerning environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, prohibiting the state and political subdivisions from giving preferential treatment to or discriminating against companies based on such ESG criteria in procuring or letting contracts, requiring KPERS fiduciaries to act solely in the financial interest of the participants and beneficiaries of the system, indemnifying KPERS with respect to actions taken in compliance with such act, restricting state agencies from adopting ESG criteria or requiring any person or business to operate in accordance with such criteria and providing for enforcement of such act by the attorney general.

Bills Vetoed By Governor; Veto Overridden

SB180 - Bill by Public Health and Welfare
Establishing the women's bill of rights to provide a meaning of biological sex for purposes of statutory construction.
SB228 - Bill by Judiciary
Requiring the secretary for aging and disability services to reimburse counties for certain costs when a person is in a county jail awaiting examination, evaluation or treatment for competency, modernizing statutes concerning county jails, removing the requirement that every county shall have a jail, modifying procedures used when district courts commit prisoners to jail in another county and when counties contract with city jails to keep prisoners and requiring a medical examination before certain United States prisoners or city prisoners are taken into custody of a county jail.
HB2094 - Bill by Insurance
Requiring work registrants ages 50-59 to complete an employment and training program to receive food assistance, establishing periods of ineligibility for child care subsidy based on cooperation with child support services and requiring the secretary to conduct reviews of cooperation with child support.
HB2138 - Bill by Education
Senate Substitute for HB 2138 by Committee on Education - Requiring school districts to provide separate accommodations for students of each biological sex on overnight school district sponsored trips, requiring contracts for exclusive broadcasts of state high school activities association activities to permit certain local broadcasts and providing for administrative review of resolutions to permanently close a school building of a school district.
HB2238 - Bill by Education
Creating the fairness in women's sports act to require that female student athletic teams only include members who are biologically female.
HB2264 - Bill by Health and Human Services
Requiring notification to patients that the effects of a medication abortion may be reversible and revising the definition of "abortion" to clarify procedures that are excluded from such definition.
HB2313 - Bill by Representatives Sanders, Awerkamp, Barth, Bergkamp, Bergquist, Blex, Bloom, Bryce, Buehler, Butler, Carpenter, W., Clifford, Collins, Delperdang, Ellis, Eplee, Essex, Estes, Fairchild, Garber, Goddard, Goetz, Hill, Hoffman, Howe, Howell, Howerton, Humphries, Lewis, Mason, Maughan, Moser, Murphy, Neelly, Owens, Penn, Pickert, Proctor, Resman, Rhiley, Schmoe, Smith, A., Smith, C., Smith, E., Sutton, Tarwater, Thomas, Thompson, Turk, Waggoner, Wasinger, White, Williams, K.
Creating the born-alive infants protection act to provide legal protections for infants who are born alive regardless of the intent of the delivery.
HB2350 - Bill by Corrections and Juvenile Justice
Creating the crimes of human smuggling and aggravated human smuggling and providing penalties therefor.
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