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SB 286

AN ACT concerning liability for certain actions; relating to the governmental response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas; crimes, punishment and criminal procedure; crimes against the public peace; creating the crime of interference with the conduct of a hospital; increasing the criminal penalty for battery of a healthcare provider; extending the extending the expanded use of telemedicine and expiring such provisions; extending the suspension of certain requirements related to medical care facilities and expiring such provisions; modifying the COVID-19 response and reopening for business liability protection act; extending immunity from civil liability for certain healthcare providers, certain persons conducting business in this state and covered facilities for COVID-19 claims until January 20, 2023; amending K.S.A. 2021 Supp. 21-5413, 48-963, 48-964, 60-5503, 60-5504, 60-5508 and 65-468 and repealing the existing sections.

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Senate - Emergency Final Action - Substitute passed as amended; - 05/04/2021

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (26):

Alley, Billinger, Bowers, Claeys, Dietrich, Doll, Erickson, Fagg, Gossage, Hilderbrand, Kerschen, Kloos, Longbine, Masterson, McGinn, O'Shea, Peck, Petersen, Ryckman, Steffen, Straub, Suellentrop, Thompson, Tyson, Warren, Wilborn,

Nay - (13):

Corson, Faust-Goudeau, Francisco, Haley, Hawk, Holland, Holscher, Olson, Pettey, Pittman, Pyle, Sykes, Ware,

Present and Passing - (0):

Absent and Not Voting - (1):


Not Voting - (0):