Below are the bills in the 2018 Legislative Session KARA has a direct interest in. They are sorted based upon the order of the most recent action taken. If you click on the bill number, you can read the actual text of the bill.

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Current Status

Last Action

Sub for SB 27 Senate Way and Means Committee Appropriation revisions for FY 2017, FY 2018 and FY 2019 for various state agencies In Senate Ways and Means 02/23/2017 – Senate
Withdrawn from Calendar; rereferred to Ways and Means
SB 28 Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Amending dates when certain reports due to department of revenue In House Taxation 02/10/2017 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Taxation: Monday, 2/13, 3:30 PM, Rm 346-S
SB 36 Senate Transportation Committee Concerning definitions and regulations relating to motor carriers Approved by Governor 04/04/2017
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback
SB 39 Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings; tax liens upon personal property; tax warrants; time for returns and payment of tax; liability for persons responsible for collection of sales or compensating tax In Senate Assessment and Taxation 02/01/2017 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Assessment and Taxation: Thursday, 2/2, 9:30 AM, Rm 548-S
SB 46 Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Water conservation area findings, notice and management plans Approved by Governor 04/18/2017
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback
SB 48 Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Remedies for the impairment of a valid water right or permit to divert and use water In House K-12 Education Budget 03/29/2017 – House
Withdrawn from Appropriations; referred to K-12 Education Budget
SB 59 Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Updating provisions relating to weights and measures In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources 01/24/2017 – Senate
Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources
H Sub for SB 60 Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Extending the sunset of certain agricultural fees and authorizing the Kansas secretary of agriculture to collect a fee for processing paper documents Approved by Governor 06/07/2017
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback
SB 71 Senate Judiciary Committee Clarifying how to enforce an order for support against a person’s workers compensation benefits In Senate Commerce 01/25/2017 – Senate
Referred to Commerce
SB 83 Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee Abortion; relating to the woman’s-right-to-know act; relating to certain physician information to be disclosed Approved by Governor 06/07/2017
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback
SB 90 Senate Commerce Committee Workers compensation impairment determination In Senate Commerce 01/27/2017 – Senate
Referred to Commerce
SB 117 Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Allowing boards of county commissioners to declare the wild blackberry a noxious weed within counties In House Agriculture 03/20/2017 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Agriculture: Monday, 3/20, 3:30 PM, Rm 582-N
SB 133 Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee Requiring e-verify for certain public contracts, enacting the Kansas employer e-verify accountability act In Senate Commerce 02/02/2017 – Senate
Referred to Commerce
SB 134 Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee Enhancing the penalty for misclassification of employees for purposes of evading taxes or unemployment insurance contributions In Senate Commerce 02/02/2017 – Senate
Referred to Commerce
SB 147 Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Under Kansas income tax act; providing rate changes and determination of Kansas adjusted gross income and sunsetting certain modifications In Senate Assessment and Taxation 02/23/2017 – Senate
Withdrawn from Calendar; rereferred to Assessment and Taxation
SB 157 Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee Kansas highway patrol; immigration agreement On General Orders in Senate 03/28/2017 – Senate
Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Federal and State Affairs
SB 158 Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee Prohibiting adoption of sanctuary policies by cities, counties and state agencies On General Orders in Senate 03/27/2017 – Senate
Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Federal and State Affairs
SB 167 Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Property tax lid; cities and counties; repealed In Senate Assessment and Taxation 03/08/2017 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Assessment and Taxation: Thursday, 3/16, 9:30 AM, Rm 548-S
SB 175 Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Income tax, rates, modifications, credits; cigarettes and tobacco products, rates; alcoholic beverages, liquor enforcement, rates; business entities, filing fees Killed in Senate 03/07/2017 – Senate
Committee of the Whole: Committee Report be adopted; be further amended; be divided into five parts; Parts 1 (Sec. 11), 2 (Sec. 10) and 3 (Sec. 21) rejected; enacting clause be stricken, Yeas 37, Nays 1
SB 179 Senate Judiciary Committee Amending human trafficking and related crimes; creating certain new crimes; requiring certain training for commercial driver’s license applicants; addressing offender registration, expungement of juvenile adjudications and victim compensation In House Judiciary 04/04/2017 – House
Referred to Judiciary
SB 188 Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Under Kansas income tax act; providing rate changes, determination of Kansas adjusted gross income and sunsetting certain modifications, and itemized and standard deductions Stricken from Calendar in Senate 01/11/2018 – Senate
Stricken from Calendar
Sub for SB 189 Senate Ways and Means Committee Appropriations for FY 2017, FY 2018, FY 2019 and FY 2020 for various state agencies In House Appropriations 04/04/2017 – House
Referred to Appropriations
SB 191 Senate Ways and Means Committee Appropriation revisions for FY 2017, FY 2018, FY 2019, FY 2020, FY 2021, FY 2022 and FY 2023 for various state agencies In Senate Ways and Means 02/14/2017 – Senate
Referred to Ways and Means
SB 192 Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Under Kansas income tax act; providing rate changes, determination of Kansas adjusted gross income and sunsetting certain modifications, itemized deductions In Senate Assessment and Taxation 03/08/2017 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Assessment and Taxation: Tuesday, 3/14, 9:30 AM, Rm 548-S
SB 193 Senate Ways and Means Committee Appropriation revisions for FY 2017, FY 2018 and FY 2019 for various state agencies In Senate Ways and Means 02/15/2017 – Senate
Referred to Ways and Means
SB 194 Senate Ways and Means Committee Amending groundwater management district water user charges In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources 03/15/2017 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Agriculture and Natural Resources: Monday, 3/20, 8:30 AM, Rm 159-S
SB 199 Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee Amending bond requirements for appeals in the code of civil procedure In Senate Judiciary 01/10/2018 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/18, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
SB 203 Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Adding Cowley county to the list of rural opportunity zones On General Orders in Senate 03/22/2017 – Senate
Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Assessment and Taxation
SB 212 Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Directing the secretary of labor to submit a plan and negotiate an agreement for state enforcement of OSHA standards In Senate Commerce 03/15/2017 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing (cont.) in Commerce: Thursday, 3/16, 8:30 AM, Rm 548-S
SB 215 Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Concerning income taxation; relating to determination of Kansas adjusted gross income, rates, itemized deductions In Senate Assessment and Taxation 03/06/2017 – Senate
Referred to Assessment and Taxation
SB 224 Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Providing for a $.05 increase in motor fuel taxes In Senate Assessment and Taxation 03/13/2017 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Assessment and Taxation: Friday, 3/17, 8:30 AM, Rm 548-S
SB 239 Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Making parts of the scrap metal theft reduction act unenforceable until January 1, 2019 In Senate Judiciary 03/27/2017 – Senate
Referred to Judiciary
SB 252 Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Enacting the ad astra rural jobs act In Senate Commerce 05/19/2017 – Senate
Referred to Commerce
SB 261 Richard Wilborn, R-35th Transferring the duty to appoint certain appraisers from the judicial administrator to the director of property valuation In Senate Judiciary 01/10/2018 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/18, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
SB 263 Dan Kerschen, R-26th Creating a program to research the use of industrial hemp In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources 01/10/2018 – Senate
Scheduled Hearings in Agriculture and Natural Resources: Tuesday, 1/16; Wednesday, 1/17, 8:30 AM, Rm 159-S
SB 269 Senate Ways and Means Committee Appropriation revisions for FY 2018 and FY 2019 for various state agencies In Senate Ways and Means 01/11/2018 – Senate
Referred to Ways and Means
SB 270 Senate Ways and Means Committee Making appropriations for FY2018, FY2019, FY2020, FY2021, FY2022, and FY2023 for the department of education In Senate Ways and Means 01/11/2018 – Senate
Referred to Ways and Means
SB 271 Senate Ways and Means Committee Making appropriations for FY 2018 and FY 2019 for the department of education In Senate Ways and Means 01/11/2018 – Senate
Referred to Ways and Means
HB 2032 House Water and Environment Committee Increasing fees credited to the state water plan fund In House Water and Environment 02/16/2017 – House
Withdrawn from Taxation; rereferred to Water and Environment
S Sub for Sub for HB 2052 House Appropriations Committee Appropriation revisions for FY 2017, FY 2018, FY 2019, FY 2020, FY 2021, FY 2022, FY 2023, FY 2024, and FY 2025 for various state agencies Approved by Governor 04/27/2017
Published in the Kansas Register
HB 2056 House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee Amending the composition of the workers compensation and employment security boards nominating commission; administrative judge elected term lengths and reappointment In House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development 01/13/2017 – House
Referred to Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
HB 2058 House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee Replacing the prevailing factor standard in workers compensation law with a substantial factor standard In House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development 01/13/2017 – House
Referred to Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
HB 2059 House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee Amending the American medical association guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment edition used for determining workers compensation benefits In House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development 01/25/2017 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Commerce, Labor and Economic Development: Tuesday, 1/31, 1:30 PM, Rm 112-N
HB 2062 House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee Amending workers compensation law regarding drug testing, certain employer credits, maximum rates, work disability claim threshold, end of employer’s obligation, future medical benefits, claim notice requirements and dismissal for lack of prosecution In House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development 01/13/2017 – House
Referred to Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
HB 2080 House Water and Environment Committee Reinstatement of forfeited benefit units of rural water districts Approved by Governor 04/18/2017
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback
HB 2082 House Taxation Committee Property tax lid; cities and counties; repealed In House Taxation 01/19/2017 – House
Referred to Taxation
HB 2095 House Transportation Committee Providing a special vehicle permit for certain vehicle combinations Approved by Governor 04/18/2017
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback
HB 2099 House Agriculture Committee Relating to remedies for the impairment of a valid water right or permit to divert and use water Stricken from Calendar in House 02/23/2017 – House
Stricken from Calendar
HB 2122 House Federal and State Affairs Committee Creating the fair repair act In House Federal and State Affairs 01/24/2017 – House
Referred to Federal and State Affairs
S Sub for HB 2130 House General Government Budget Committee Increasing the health maintenance organization privilege fee and extending the medical assistance fee fund. In Senate Ways and Means 01/11/2018 – Senate
Withdrawn from General Orders; rereferred to Ways and Means
HB 2134 House Agriculture Committee Relating to certain department of agriculture fees In House Agriculture 02/01/2017 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Agriculture: Monday, 2/6, 3:30 PM, Rm 582-N
HB 2136 House Agriculture Committee Updating provisions relating to weights and measures Approved by Governor 04/20/2017
Published in the Kansas Register
HB 2162 House Taxation Committee Sales taxation; time for payment by retailers On General Orders in Senate 04/04/2017 – Senate
Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Assessment and Taxation
HB 2168 Troy L. Waymaster, R-109th Enacting the ad astra rural jobs act In Senate Commerce 03/16/2017 – Senate
Referred to Commerce
HB 2182 House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee Authorizing growth of Kansas agribusiness through development of an industrial hemp industry; enacting the Kansas agricultural industry growth act In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources 05/18/2017 – Senate
Withdrawn from Commerce; referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources
HB 2209 House Agriculture Committee Creating a program to research the use of industrial hemp In House Agriculture 02/01/2017 – House
Referred to Agriculture
HB 2236 House Transportation Committee Required training for certain motor carrier drivers and transportation network company drivers In House Transportation 02/02/2017 – House
Referred to Transportation
HB 2237 House Taxation Committee Concerning taxation; relating to income tax, rates, determination of income, tax credits; motor fuels tax, rates, trip permits, distribution; sales and compensating use tax, food and food ingredients In House Taxation 02/02/2017 – House
Referred to Taxation
HB 2238 House Taxation Committee Sales tax exemption, farm production machinery and equipment In House Taxation 02/02/2017 – House
Referred to Taxation
HB 2239 House Judiciary Committee Allowing cities and counties to opt out of the scrap metal theft reduction act In House Judiciary 02/16/2017 – House
Withdrawn from Appropriations; rereferred to Judiciary
HB 2241 House Water and Environment Committee Creating the surface water protection fee and the irrigation water use fee and depositing such fees in the state water plan fund In House Water and Environment 03/13/2017 – House
Scheduled Discussion and Possible Action on substitute in Water and Environment: Tuesday, 3/14, 9:00 AM, Rm 582-N
HB 2246 House Agriculture Committee Amendments to the Kansas noxious weed law In House Agriculture 02/02/2017 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Agriculture: Tuesday, 2/7, 3:30 PM, Rm 582-N
HB 2250 House Taxation Committee Relating to taxation; income tax and non-wage business income; sales and compensating use tax, rate on food and food ingredients; establishing the food sales tax reduction fund In House Taxation 02/03/2017 – House
Referred to Taxation
HB 2269 House Transportation Committee Increasing certificate of title fees on motor vehicles In House Transportation 02/06/2017 – House
Referred to Transportation
Sub for HB 2272 House Water and Environment Committee Establishing the Kansas water authority science and research subcommittee In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources 03/06/2017 – Senate
Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources
HB 2274 House Federal and State Affairs Committee Authorizing the Kansas highway patrol to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the department of homeland security concerning enforcement of immigration laws In House Federal and State Affairs 02/07/2017 – House
Referred to Federal and State Affairs
HB 2275 House Federal and State Affairs Committee Prohibiting adoption of sanctuary policies by municipalities In House Federal and State Affairs 02/07/2017 – House
Referred to Federal and State Affairs
HB 2286 House Taxation Committee Income tax on corporations; increasing rate of normal tax to 5% In House Taxation 02/08/2017 – House
Referred to Taxation
HB 2311 House Water and Environment Committee Maintenance requirements for streambank stabilization and water quality protection projects In House Water and Environment 02/09/2017 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Water and Environment: Tuesday, 2/14, 9:00 AM, Rm 582-N
HB 2312 House Water and Environment Committee Amending the administrative hearing process for the department of agriculture Approved by Governor 04/07/2017
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback
HB 2315 House Taxation Committee Income tax, rates, modifications, credits; cigarettes and tobacco products, rates; alcoholic beverages, liquor enforcement, rates; business entities, filing fees On General Orders in House 02/23/2017 – House
Committee Report recommending bill be amended and reported without recommendation by Taxation
HB 2326 House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee Employee wage deductions In House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development 03/08/2017 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Commerce, Labor and Economic Development: Monday, 3/13, 1:30 PM, Rm 112-N
HB 2328 House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee Requiring accident prevention programs as a prerequisite to workers compensation insurance coverage unless declined by the covered employer In House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development 02/10/2017 – House
Referred to Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
HB 2329 House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee Amending certain employment security benefit provisions relating to receipt of separation pay Approved by Governor 04/07/2017
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback
HB 2330 House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee Restoring local control over employee scheduling policies In House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development 02/10/2017 – House
Referred to Commerce, Labor and Economic Development