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Minutes for HB2315 - Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

Short Title

Unemployment benefits for privately contracted school bus drivers.

Minutes Content for Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Chairperson Tarwater opened the hearing on HB2315 and recognized Revisor Reimer who gave an overview of the bill.  Revisor Reimer answered questions from Committee members.

Shawn P. Yancy, Deputy Director for Unemployment Insurance and Chief of the Office of Appeals for the Kansas Department of Labor, was recognized by Chairperson Tarwater as a proponent for this bill. (Attachment 3)

Other oral proponents for this bill were:

Larry Miller, Retired School Bus Driver, Blue Valley School District. (Attachment 4)

Chuck Mosqueda, Region Manager, Midwest, Durham School Services (Attachment 5)

John D. Billingham on behalf of Tom Secrest, SVP, Human Resources & Labor Relations, First Student (Attachment 6)

Ray Alvarez, School Bus Monitor and Former Driver for First Student (Attachment 7)

Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau, Assistant Minority Leader, Kansas Senate (Attachment 8)

The proponents stood for questions.

Written-only proponents for HB2315 were:

Olathe Public Education Network (OPEN), Nikki McDonald, Executive Director (Attachment 9)

Matthew Hall, Business Agent, Teamsters Local Union 696 (Attachment 10)

Appearing as an oral opponent on this bill was:

Kristi Brown, Sr. Director of Government Affairs, Kansas Chamber (Attachment 11)

There were no written-only opponents, oral neutrals or written-only neutrals.

Chairperson Tarwater closed the hearing on HB2315.

The meeting adjourned at 3:19 p.m.

The next scheduled meeting of the House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee is February 19, 2020.