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2019 Laws Report

Bills Approved By Governor

SB9 - Bill by Senators Baumgardner, Alley, Billinger, Braun, Denning, Estes, Goddard, Hilderbrand, Kerschen, Lynn, Masterson, Olson, Petersen, Pilcher-Cook, Rucker, Suellentrop, Tyson, Wilborn
Authorizing the transfer of $115,000,000 from the state general fund to the Kansas public employees retirement fund during fiscal year 2019.
SB15 - Bill by Joint Pensions, Investments and Benefits
Amending public health provisions relating to behavioral sciences regulatory board professional licensure, naturopathic doctor scope of practice and adult care home licensure and receivership.
SB16 - Bill by K-12 Education Budget
House Substitute for SB 16 by Committee on K-12 Education Budget – Making appropriations for the department of education for FY 2019, 2020 and 2021; amending the Kansas school equity and enhancement act and other statutes related to education.
SB17 - Bill by Transportation
Requiring class M driver's licenses when operating a motorcycle registered under a temporary permit.
SB18 - Bill by Judiciary
Providing a process for the attorney general to enter into diversion agreements; authorizing certain entities to access a criminal defendant's presentence investigation report; amending the crime of counterfeiting currency; clarifying the definition of comparable offense under the Kansas criminal code, the timing of claiming error on appeal, and the grounds for a motion to correct an illegal sentence; allowing use of certified drug abuse treatment programs for certain offenders convicted of unlawful cultivation or distribution of controlled substances; amending available sanctions for violation of condition of postrelease supervision; increasing criminal penalties for abuse of a child and involuntary manslaughter when the victim is under 6 years of age and making a presumption of unfitness against any parent convicted of either crime; exempting certain victims from being considered an aggressor or participant as a mitigating factor when considering a departure sentence; requiring law enforcement officers to provide information about timing of release from custody when an arrest is made following a domestic violence call.
SB20 - Bill by Judiciary
Extending the judicial branch surcharge to fund the costs of non-judicial personnel; extending recognition of tribal court judgments pursuant to supreme court rules; amending the bonding and cost requirements for animals taken into custody under a violation of cruelty to animals.
SB28 - Bill by Financial Institutions and Insurance
Creating an affirmative defense to the crime of possession of a controlled substance for possession of certain medical treatments; amending podiatrist qualifications.
SB39 - Bill by Transportation
Compensation for warranty services under the vehicle dealers and manufacturers licensing act.
SB40 - Bill by Transportation
Removing expired warning provision for approach of an emergency vehicle traffic violation.
SB41 - Bill by Transportation
Clarifying that a violation of the statute requiring seat belt use is a traffic infraction.
SB53 - Bill by Senators Holland, Alley, Baumgardner, Braun, Francisco, Haley, Lynn, McGinn, Ware
Updating certain emergency medical services-related statutes.
SB59 - Bill by Senator Holland
Eudora community library district act.
SB60 - Bill by Commerce
Amending Kansas real estate commission licensing provisions for brokers and sales persons.
SB63 - Bill by Transportation
Allowing lighting devices in transportation network company vehicles; regulating the operation of electric-assisted scooters; allowing for the installation of certain light screening material on windshields; allowing all-terrain and work-site utility vehicles to operate on a federal or state highway; requiring vehicles to stop for on-track train equipment.
SB68 - Bill by Utilities
Limiting the fees and agreements cities can require a wireless services provider to enter for the provision of wireless telecommunications service.
SB69 - Bill by Utilities
Substitute for SB 69 by Committee on Utilities - Requiring an electric rate study of certain electric utilities.
SB70 - Bill by Federal and State Affairs
Alcoholic liquor amendments relating to temporary permits, delivery of alcoholic liquors to consumers, common consumption areas and producer permits.
SB71 - Bill by Education
Eliminating the expiration of the postsecondary technical education authority and requiring a report to the legislature.
SB77 - Bill by Judiciary
Requiring the department for children and families to offer services to children with sexual behavior problems and to such child's family.
SB78 - Bill by Judiciary
Regulating assignment of rights or benefits to a residential contractor under a property and casualty insurance policy insuring residential real estate; enacting housing protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking.
SB82 - Bill by Financial Institutions and Insurance
Updating the state banking code.
SB90 - Bill by Commerce
Extending the tax credit under the center for entrepreneurship act to financial institutions and increasing the annual tax credit limit for all contributors.
SB94 - Bill by Transportation
Establishing a minimum course duration for motor vehicle accident prevention courses.
SB97 - Bill by Transportation
Division of vehicles registering fleet vehicles.
SB105 - Bill by Ethics, Elections and Local Government
Elections; cities; date for taking office.
SB128 - Bill by Education
Requiring at least nine safety drills to be conducted by schools each year including fire, tornado and crisis drills.
SB130 - Bill by Ethics, Elections and Local Government
Substitute for Senate Bill 130 by the Committee on Ethics, Elections and Local Government—Permitting persons voting an advance ballot to correct a signature deficiency, permitting any county to allow voting at any polling place on election day, establishing June 1 as the filing deadline for municipalities where a primary is not required, providing flexibility for when township officers take the oath of office, providing flexibility for school districts for the election of officers and establishing the schedule for meetings and allowing the question of changing the method of election or voting plan to be held at any primary or general election as well as at a special election.
SB199 - Bill by Education
Creating the AO-K to work program that allows certain adults to earn high school equivalency credentials by participating in career pathway oriented postsecondary classes.
HB2001 - Bill by Representative Hoffman
Amending the sunset and assessment rates for the remediation reimbursement program.
HB2007 - Bill by Transportation
Senate Substitute for HB 2007 by Committee on Transportation - Authorizing certain toll projects for new projects or expanded capacity with approval from local units of government, the KTA and the state finance council; changing the requirement to fully fund toll projects solely through toll revenue.
HB2031 - Bill by Joint Pensions, Investments and Benefits
Retirement and pensions; amending definition of "service-connected" in KP&F system; empowering KPERS board to develop procurement, contracting and travel policies and procedures; providing two-year waiting period for KPERS membership for certain positions in community developmental disability organizations; exempting positions employed by Kansas STARBASE program from working after retirement requirements; allowing waiver of working after retirement penalties and authorizing reimbursement of certain suspended retirement benefits; providing DROP membership to KBI agents and extending sunset date for DROP.
HB2035 - Bill by Federal and State Affairs
Providing uniformity in the issuance of citations for violations of the Kansas cereal malt beverage act by ABC; imposition of liquor enforcement tax.
HB2038 - Bill by Judiciary
Revoking spousal inheritance rights upon divorce.
HB2039 - Bill by Judiciary
Updating laws concerning limited liability companies; exempting animal shelters from registration requirements as charitable organizations.
HB2044 - Bill by Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Income tax credit for taxpayer purchases of certain goods and services from qualified vendors providing employment for blind or disabled individuals.
HB2070 - Bill by Transportation
Designating a portion of United States highway 75 as the John Armstrong memorial highway and a bridge on United States highway 77 as the SGT Kevin A. Gilbertson memorial bridge.
HB2084 - Bill by Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Amending the Kansas 911 act.
HB2085 - Bill by Agriculture
Extending the repayment period for municipal loans for public water supply projects and clarifying the reinstatement requirements for rural water district forfeited benefit units.
HB2087 - Bill by Transportation
Changing the definition of school bus for purposes of the motor-fuel tax law.
HB2097 - Bill by Judiciary
Providing method for calculating cost of keeping civil prisoners in county jail.
HB2101 - Bill by Financial Institutions and Pensions
Updating state credit union statutes.
HB2103 - Bill by Children and Seniors
Amending the revised Kansas code for care of children to provide requirements for placement of a child in a qualified residential treatment program.
HB2104 - Bill by Judiciary
Amendments related to driving under the influence, including preliminary screening tests, implied consent advisories and test refusal.
HB2119 - Bill by Financial Institutions and Pensions
Providing for licensed pharmacists to administer certain drugs, authorizing certain business entities to hire physicians and chiropractors and requiring electronic prescriptions for opiates.
HB2123 - Bill by Veterans and Military
Amending the Kansas national guard educational assistance act.
HB2125 - Bill by Transportation
Requiring licensees operating a motor vehicle to promptly deliver driver's license upon demand by authorized persons.
HB2126 - Bill by Transportation
Adopting the Driver's Privacy Protection Act.
HB2127 - Bill by Transportation
Eliminating the marking requirements for certain truck and truck tractors.
HB2140 - Bill by Financial Institutions and Pensions
Providing sales tax authority for Dickinson, Finney, Jackson, Russell, Thomas and Wabaunsee counties; specifying certain county sales tax collection requirements of director of taxation; and providing a sales tax exemption for sales of certain coins or bullion.
HB2144 - Bill by Representative Williams
Requiring community colleges to publish certain taxpayer and student transparency data.
HB2167 - Bill by Agriculture and Natural Resources
Senate Substitute for HB 2167 by Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources - Establishing a commercial industrial hemp program.
HB2174 - Bill by Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Extending the sunset date of the state use law for five years.
HB2177 - Bill by Insurance
Updating accounting and reporting requirements of hedging transactions, risk-based capital instructions and enterprise risk reports and updating definitions for fraudulent insurance acts.
HB2178 - Bill by Judiciary
Amending the Kansas underground utility damage prevention act.
HB2188 - Bill by Local Government
Dissolving the White Clay watershed district no. 26, city of Atchison assumes obligations and amending the tax lid relating to the dissolution of any taxing subdivision.
HB2191 - Bill by Judiciary
Amending the procedure for execution of a search warrant for electronically stored information.
HB2201 - Bill by Health and Human Services
Updating statutory references necessitated by 2012 executive reorganization order no. 41 related to administration of tuberculosis programs.
HB2203 - Bill by Financial Institutions and Pensions
Reconciling amendments to certain statutes.
HB2211 - Bill by Judiciary
Allowing judges to waive or reduce driver's license reinstatement fees.
HB2214 - Bill by Transportation
Senate Substitute for HB 2214 by Committee on Transportation - Providing for an increase in registration fees for electric and hybrid vehicles.
HB2215 - Bill by Agriculture
Kansas state fair board is authorized to create a nonprofit corporation for the benefit of the state fair.
HB2223 - Bill by Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Adopting economic development program evaluation and information disclosure regimes and expanding economic development incentive financing to address housing shortages.
HB2225 - Bill by Transportation
Senate Substitute for HB 2225 by Committee on Transportation - Providing for an increase in permit fees for oversize or overweight vehicles and required registration for escort vehicle service operators.
HB2248 - Bill by Transportation
Allowing all-terrain vehicles to cross federal or state highways.
HB2290 - Bill by Judiciary
Establishing the Kansas closed case task force; creating the Kansas criminal justice reform commission; concerning criminal history record checks for entities providing care to children, the elderly or individuals with disabilities; creating a Kansas victim information and notification everyday (VINE) coordinator, a Kansas youth suicide prevention coordinator, and a crime victims compensation division within the office of the attorney general; legislative review of exceptions to disclosure of public records under the Kansas open records act; and changing tort claims fund obligations for claims involving alleged violations of the Kansas open meetings act and open records act.
HB2365 - Bill by Judiciary
Providing for confidential communications of Kansas national guard members in peer support counseling sessions.

Bills Becoming Law Without Governors Signature

HB2209 - Bill by Insurance
Establishing the unclaimed life insurance benefits act, updating certain definitions pertaining to unfair trade practices and association health plans, and providing for third party administrator fees, the purchase of cybersecurity insurance by the Kansas board of regents and certain healthcare benefits coverage.

Bills Vetoed By Governor; Veto Overridden