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Minutes for HB2313 - Committee on Federal and State Affairs

Short Title

Kansas lottery; permit lottery ticket vending machines; repealing lottery sunset.

Minutes Content for Tue, Mar 7, 2017

Chairperson Barker opened the hearing on HB2313.  Jason Long, Revisor, provided an overview of the bill (Attachment 1).  Questions were asked by Representative Whitmer.

Chairperson Barker recognized Sherriene Jones-Sontag, Deputy Executive Director of the Kansas Lottery, provided testimony in support of HB2313 (Attachment 2).  She also performed a demonstration with a vending machine.  Questions were asked by Representatives Smith, Whitmer, Highland, Highberger, Rooker, Carpenter, Awerkamp, and Chairperson Barker.

Tom Palace testified as a proponent on behalf of PMCA of Kansas (Attachment 3).

Chairperson recognized Dick Stoffer who testified as a proponent on behalf of HyVee, Inc. (Attachment 4).  

Representative Humphries questioned Sherriene Jones-Sontag.  Representative Whitmer had questions for Mr. Stoffer. 

Terry Presta of the Kansas Lottery also made some comments to the Committee about this bill.  Questions were asked by Chairperson Barker and Representatives Smith, Williams, Whitmer, and Carpenter.  Keith Kocher, Director of Gaming Facilities with the Kansas Lottery, also responded to Representative Carpenter.

Chairperson Barker noted that there was written proponent testimony from Richard Klemp of Boyd Gaming  (Attachment 5); Michael Thornbrugh of QuikTrip Corporation (Attachment 6);  Jay Johnson of Johnson's General Store (Attachment 7); Michael Clemons of Cosentino's Food Stores (Attachment 8); QuikTrip - Kansas City Division (Attachment 9);and Steven "Nickels" Desautels of Murphy USA Inc. (Attachment 10)

The Chair asked if there were any opponents or neutrals who wanted to testify.  Seeing none, Chairperson Barker closed the hearing on HB2313.

Chairperson Barker recognized Representative Weber, who introduced a number of pages from Central Christian Academy and from Resurrection Catholic Church who were visiting the capitol today from his district. 

Chairperson Barker opened the floor for requests for bill introductions.  There were none.

Chairperson Barker adjourned the meeting at 9:51 a.m.