Kansas State Legislation

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  • Openkansas.org  – Type in your address and it will tell the names and positions of every office holder in the state who represents any citizen’s interests.
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Week of April 10, 2016

  • H Sub for SB 55 –by Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–Passed House–3/11/2016 – House–Committee of the Whole: 118 Y – 0 N. Pending enrollment–3/24/2016 – Senate Concurred; Yeas 40, Nays 0.—4/1/16 Enrolled and Presented to the governor.—Signed by Governor 4/6/16.
  • SB 96–Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee–Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act    In Senate Judiciary–01/21/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in  Judiciary: Tuesday, 1/26, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • SB 122-Senate Public health and Welfare Committee—Hospital Facility Fees—In Senate Public Health and Welfare—Hearing scheduled 2/2.
  • SB 320-Senate Judiciary Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch — 01/19/2016 – Senate–Withdrawn from Consent Calendar; place on General Orders—3/10/16 Stricken from Calendar.
  • SB 334–Senate Judiciary Committee–Requiring notice to the attorney general before any Kansas court determines that a statute or constitutional provision is invalid or unconstitutional–In Senate Judiciary–01/20/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary—On General Orders in Senate—2/9/16 Senate Committee recommended bill be passed by Judiciary.  2/19/16 Referred to House Judiciary. House Hearing Scheduled for 3/9.  3/10/16 House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Judiciary.—Passed House 3/15/16 Y-120, N-3. Approved by Governor–3/21/2016–Approved by Governor Sam Brownback
  • SB 341–Allowing step therapy for Medicaid patients–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–01/21/2016 – Senate–Referred to Public Health and Welfare—Hearing 1/27.—In House Health and Human Services—2/12/16 House referred to Health and Human Services.—House Hearing scheduled for Health and Human Services Committee on 3/10.
  • H Sub for SB 402–Senate Public Health and Welfare–BUT SEE HB 2615–Providing for certified nurse-midwife practice without collaborative practice agreements–In Conference Committee–3/23/2016 – House–Acceded; appointed Hawkins, Dove and Ward
  • SB 436-Steve Abrams, R-32nd-Prioritizing moneys spent for entities that provide family planning services–In Senate Ways and Means-02/11/2016 – Senate-Withdrawn from Public Health and Welfare; referred to Ways and Means–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Ways and Means: Wednesday, 3/2, 10:30 AM, Rm 548-S—3/9/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Ways and Means.—Senate 3/17/16. In House Appropriations–3/23/2016 – House–Referred to Appropriations
  • SB 439-Steve Fitzgerald, R-5th-Grounds for impeachment of justices of the supreme court and certain judges of the district court-In Senate Judiciary-02/11/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S—3/11/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary. In House Judiciary–3/23/2016 – House–Referred to Judiciary
  • SB 478–Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee–Abolishing the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder–In Senate Judiciary–03/02/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary
  • SB 495–by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Eliminating medical assistance coverage for elective induced labor prior to 39 weeks of pregnancy (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 3/15, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N—3/17/16 Senate.– On General Orders In the Senate–3/21/2016 – Senate–Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Public Health and Welfare.
  • SB 496 –by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Healing arts exempt license status for telemedicine providers (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Wednesday, 3/16, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 497 –by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Birth risk factor screening for pregnant women (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Wednesday, 3/16, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N—3/17/16 Senate?
  • Sen. Sub For HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–WAS: Images of children in a state of nudity–NOW IS: Adding and amending substances included in schedules I, III and IV of the uniform controlled substances act–In Conference Committee–3/24/2016 – Senate–Acceded; appointed Smith, Knox and Pette.
  • HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–Images of children in a state of nudity–In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice–01/27/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing: Monday, 2/1, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S—In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice—2/11/16—Senate referred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice.—3/2 Senate Scheduled Final Action Corrections and Juvenile Justice 3/10.
  • HB 2147–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice –Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act–In House Judiciary–01/13/2016 – House–Briefing,  Discussion and Poss. Action 1/21—1/27/16 House Staff Briefing 2/2.
  • Sub for HB 2151–House Appropriations Committee Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions –On Final Action in House 01/14/2016 – House Committee of the Whole: Committee Report recommending substitute bill be adopted; substitute be passed– 01/20/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary—Hearing 1/27.—3/11/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary.—On Final Action in Senate—3/17/16–In Conference Committee HELD TIL VETO–3/21/2016 – Senate–Acceded; appointed King, Smith and Haley.
  • HB 2199–House Education Committee–School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures–In House Education–01/21/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Appropriations; re-referred to Education—2/17/16 On General Orders in House—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Education.
  • HB 2213–House Elections Committee–Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period–On General Orders in House–3/9/2016 – Senate
  • Scheduled Informational Hearing in Ethics and Elections: Thursday, 3/10, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S
  • HB 2215–House Elections Committee–Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds–On General Orders in House–3/9/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Informational Hearing in Ethics and Elections: Thursday, 3/10, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S
  • HB 2323–House Judiciary Committee Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/14
  • HB 2324–House Health and Human Services –Stillbirth research and dignity act-In House Health and Human Services-01/15/2016 – House-Hearing in Health 1/20—Scheduled Discussion and Action 2/4.
  • Sub for HB 2362–House Health and Human Services Committee Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records In House Appropriations 01/11/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2449–House Appropriations Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch On General Orders in House 01/14/2016 – House–Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Appropriations– 1/22/2016 – Senate–Referred to Committee of the Whole—1/28 Senate Emergencied to Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1.—Approved by Governor 2/8/16.
  •  HB 2530–Appropriation revisions for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018 for various state agencies–In House Appropriations–01/27/2016 – House–Possible Action: 2/4, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N
  • HB 2518–by House Health and Human Services Committee–Mandatory electronic filing of death certificates–In House Health and Human Services–2/3/2016 – House-Scheduled Final Action in Health and Human Services: Monday, 2/8, 1:30 PM, Rm 546-S—On General Orders in House—2/9/16—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Health and Human Services.—Senate Referred to Public Health and Welfare 2/18/16.—3/9/16 Senate Scheduled Hearing in Public health and Welfare: Monday, 3/14, 1:30 pm, Rm 118-N. —Pending Enrollment–3/22/2016 – Senate–Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1
  • HB 2579–by House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/4/16- House Referred to Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/10/16 House Scheduled hearing in Insurance and Financial Institutions: Tuesday, 2/16 3:30 PM, Rm 218-N.
  • HB 2580–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing prohibitions and restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion services–In House Federal and State Affairs—2/2/16—House—Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2581–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing requirement that abortifacients be administered in the presence of the prescribing physician–In House Federal and State Affairs–2/2/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2586–by Barbara Bollier, R-21st–Expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptive services    In House Federal and State Affairs–2/3/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2615 –by House Health and Human Services Committee–Charitable healthcare providers; continuing education credits for gratuitous care of eligible patients –IS NOW THE SHELL FOR MIDWIVES BILL & OTHERS IN CONFERENCE–In Conference Committee–3/24/2016–Scheduled Meeting in Health Conference: Thursday, 3/24, 11:30 AM, Rm 546-S.
  • HB 2627–by House Health and Human Services –Replacing the term “maternity center” with “birth center” in certain statutes-Introduced–2/5/2016 – House—Introduced—In House Federal and State Affairs 2/11/ 16.
  • HB 2687–House Appropriations Committee–Supreme court general administrative authority over judicial branch-In House Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House–Referred to Judiciary—3/3/16—House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary 3/10.
  • HB 2704—House Appropriations Committee—Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017—In house Judiciary—2/17/16 House Referred to Judiciary.
  • HB 2579–by House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Appropriations–02/22/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2704–House Appropriations Committee–Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017–In House Judiciary–02/23/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N
  • HCR 5005–House  Judiciary Committee–Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate–Killed in House–2/4/2016 – House Final Action: Not adopted (2/3 required); Yeas 68, Nays 54
  • HCR 5012–House Judiciary Committee-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation       02/12/2016 -Referred to Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5013–House Judiciary Committee Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/13,–1/27 House Hearing 2/3 (Removed from Agenda). –In House Judiciary–02/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Tuesday, 2/16, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N.

Week of April 4, 2016

  • H Sub for SB 55 –by Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–Passed House–3/11/2016 – House–Committee of the Whole: 118 Y – 0 N. Pending enrollment–3/24/2016 – Senate Concurred; Yeas 40, Nays 0.—4/1/16 Enrolled and Presented to the governor.
  • SB 96–Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee–Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act    In Senate Judiciary–01/21/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in  Judiciary: Tuesday, 1/26, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • SB 122-Senate Public health and Welfare Committee—Hospital Facility Fees—In Senate Public Health and Welfare—Hearing scheduled 2/2.
  • SB 320-Senate Judiciary Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch — 01/19/2016 – Senate–Withdrawn from Consent Calendar; place on General Orders—3/10/16 Stricken from Calendar.
  • SB 334–Senate Judiciary Committee–Requiring notice to the attorney general before any Kansas court determines that a statute or constitutional provision is invalid or unconstitutional–In Senate Judiciary–01/20/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary—On General Orders in Senate—2/9/16 Senate Committee recommended bill be passed by Judiciary.  2/19/16 Referred to House Judiciary. House Hearing Scheduled for 3/9.  3/10/16 House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Judiciary.—Passed House 3/15/16 Y-120, N-3. Approved by Governor–3/21/2016–Approved by Governor Sam Brownback
  • SB 341–Allowing step therapy for Medicaid patients–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–01/21/2016 – Senate–Referred to Public Health and Welfare—Hearing 1/27.—In House Health and Human Services—2/12/16 House referred to Health and Human Services.—House Hearing scheduled for Health and Human Services Committee on 3/10.
  • H Sub for SB 402–Senate Public Health and Welfare–BUT SEE HB 2615–Providing for certified nurse-midwife practice without collaborative practice agreements–In Conference Committee–3/23/2016 – House–Acceded; appointed Hawkins, Dove and Ward
  • SB 436-Steve Abrams, R-32nd-Prioritizing moneys spent for entities that provide family planning services–In Senate Ways and Means-02/11/2016 – Senate-Withdrawn from Public Health and Welfare; referred to Ways and Means–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Ways and Means: Wednesday, 3/2, 10:30 AM, Rm 548-S—3/9/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Ways and Means.—Senate 3/17/16. In House Appropriations–3/23/2016 – House–Referred to Appropriations
  • SB 439-Steve Fitzgerald, R-5th-Grounds for impeachment of justices of the supreme court and certain judges of the district court-In Senate Judiciary-02/11/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S—3/11/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary. In House Judiciary–3/23/2016 – House–Referred to Judiciary
  • SB 478–Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee–Abolishing the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder–In Senate Judiciary–03/02/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary
  • SB 495–by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Eliminating medical assistance coverage for elective induced labor prior to 39 weeks of pregnancy (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 3/15, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N—3/17/16 Senate.– On General Orders In the Senate–3/21/2016 – Senate–Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Public Health and Welfare.
  • SB 496 –by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Healing arts exempt license status for telemedicine providers (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Wednesday, 3/16, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 497 –by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Birth risk factor screening for pregnant women (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Wednesday, 3/16, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N—3/17/16 Senate?
  • Sen. Sub For HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–WAS: Images of children in a state of nudity–NOW IS: Adding and amending substances included in schedules I, III and IV of the uniform controlled substances act–In Conference Committee–3/24/2016 – Senate–Acceded; appointed Smith, Knox and Pette.
  • HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–Images of children in a state of nudity–In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice–01/27/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing: Monday, 2/1, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S—In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice—2/11/16—Senate referred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice.—3/2 Senate Scheduled Final Action Corrections and Juvenile Justice 3/10.
  • HB 2147–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice –Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act–In House Judiciary–01/13/2016 – House–Briefing,  Discussion and Poss. Action 1/21—1/27/16 House Staff Briefing 2/2.
  • Sub for HB 2151–House Appropriations Committee Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions –On Final Action in House 01/14/2016 – House Committee of the Whole: Committee Report recommending substitute bill be adopted; substitute be passed– 01/20/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary—Hearing 1/27.—3/11/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary.—On Final Action in Senate—3/17/16–In Conference Committee HELD TIL VETO–3/21/2016 – Senate–Acceded; appointed King, Smith and Haley.
  • HB 2199–House Education Committee–School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures–In House Education–01/21/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Appropriations; re-referred to Education—2/17/16 On General Orders in House—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Education.
  • HB 2213–House Elections Committee–Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period–On General Orders in House–3/9/2016 – Senate
  • Scheduled Informational Hearing in Ethics and Elections: Thursday, 3/10, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S
  • HB 2215–House Elections Committee–Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds–On General Orders in House–3/9/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Informational Hearing in Ethics and Elections: Thursday, 3/10, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S
  • HB 2323–House Judiciary Committee Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/14
  • HB 2324–House Health and Human Services –Stillbirth research and dignity act-In House Health and Human Services-01/15/2016 – House-Hearing in Health 1/20—Scheduled Discussion and Action 2/4.
  • Sub for HB 2362–House Health and Human Services Committee Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records In House Appropriations 01/11/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2449–House Appropriations Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch On General Orders in House 01/14/2016 – House–Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Appropriations– 1/22/2016 – Senate–Referred to Committee of the Whole—1/28 Senate Emergencied to Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1.—Approved by Governor 2/8/16.
  •  HB 2530–Appropriation revisions for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018 for various state agencies–In House Appropriations–01/27/2016 – House–Possible Action: 2/4, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N
  • HB 2518–by House Health and Human Services Committee–Mandatory electronic filing of death certificates–In House Health and Human Services–2/3/2016 – House-Scheduled Final Action in Health and Human Services: Monday, 2/8, 1:30 PM, Rm 546-S—On General Orders in House—2/9/16—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Health and Human Services.—Senate Referred to Public Health and Welfare 2/18/16.—3/9/16 Senate Scheduled Hearing in Public health and Welfare: Monday, 3/14, 1:30 pm, Rm 118-N. —Pending Enrollment–3/22/2016 – Senate–Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1
  • HB 2579–by House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/4/16- House Referred to Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/10/16 House Scheduled hearing in Insurance and Financial Institutions: Tuesday, 2/16 3:30 PM, Rm 218-N.
  • HB 2580–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing prohibitions and restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion services–In House Federal and State Affairs—2/2/16—House—Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2581–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing requirement that abortifacients be administered in the presence of the prescribing physician–In House Federal and State Affairs–2/2/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2586–by Barbara Bollier, R-21st–Expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptive services    In House Federal and State Affairs–2/3/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2615 –by House Health and Human Services Committee–Charitable healthcare providers; continuing education credits for gratuitous care of eligible patients –IS NOW THE SHELL FOR MIDWIVES BILL & OTHERS IN CONFERENCE–In Conference Committee–3/24/2016–Scheduled Meeting in Health Conference: Thursday, 3/24, 11:30 AM, Rm 546-S.
  • HB 2627–by House Health and Human Services –Replacing the term “maternity center” with “birth center” in certain statutes-Introduced–2/5/2016 – House—Introduced—In House Federal and State Affairs 2/11/ 16.
  • HB 2687–House Appropriations Committee–Supreme court general administrative authority over judicial branch-In House Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House–Referred to Judiciary—3/3/16—House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary 3/10.
  • HB 2704—House Appropriations Committee—Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017—In house Judiciary—2/17/16 House Referred to Judiciary.
  • HB 2579–by House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Appropriations–02/22/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2704–House Appropriations Committee–Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017–In House Judiciary–02/23/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N
  • HCR 5005–House  Judiciary Committee–Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate–Killed in House–2/4/2016 – House Final Action: Not adopted (2/3 required); Yeas 68, Nays 54
  • HCR 5012–House Judiciary Committee-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation       02/12/2016 -Referred to Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5013–House Judiciary Committee Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/13,–1/27 House Hearing 2/3 (Removed from Agenda). –In House Judiciary–02/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Tuesday, 2/16, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N.

 

Week of March 28, 2016

  • H Sub for SB 55 –by Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–Passed House–3/11/2016 – House–Committee of the Whole: 118 Y – 0 N. Pending enrollment–3/24/2016 – Senate Concurred; Yeas 40, Nays 0.
  • SB 96–Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee–Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act    In Senate Judiciary–01/21/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in  Judiciary: Tuesday, 1/26, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • SB 122-Senate Public health and Welfare Committee—Hospital Facility Fees—In Senate Public Health and Welfare—Hearing scheduled 2/2.
  • SB 320-Senate Judiciary Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch — 01/19/2016 – Senate–Withdrawn from Consent Calendar; place on General Orders—3/10/16 Stricken from Calendar.
  • SB 334–Senate Judiciary Committee–Requiring notice to the attorney general before any Kansas court determines that a statute or constitutional provision is invalid or unconstitutional–In Senate Judiciary–01/20/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary—On General Orders in Senate—2/9/16 Senate Committee recommended bill be passed by Judiciary.  2/19/16 Referred to House Judiciary. House Hearing Scheduled for 3/9.  3/10/16 House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Judiciary.—Passed House 3/15/16 Y-120, N-3. Approved by Governor–3/21/2016–Approved by Governor Sam Brownback
  • SB 341–Allowing step therapy for Medicaid patients–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–01/21/2016 – Senate–Referred to Public Health and Welfare—Hearing 1/27.—In House Health and Human Services—2/12/16 House referred to Health and Human Services.—House Hearing scheduled for Health and Human Services Committee on 3/10.
  • H Sub for SB 402–Senate Public Health and Welfare–BUT SEE HB 2615–Providing for certified nurse-midwife practice without collaborative practice agreements–In Conference Committee–3/23/2016 – House–Acceded; appointed Hawkins, Dove and Ward
  • SB 436-Steve Abrams, R-32nd-Prioritizing moneys spent for entities that provide family planning services–In Senate Ways and Means-02/11/2016 – Senate-Withdrawn from Public Health and Welfare; referred to Ways and Means–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Ways and Means: Wednesday, 3/2, 10:30 AM, Rm 548-S—3/9/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Ways and Means.—Senate 3/17/16. In House Appropriations–3/23/2016 – House–Referred to Appropriations
  • SB 439-Steve Fitzgerald, R-5th-Grounds for impeachment of justices of the supreme court and certain judges of the district court-In Senate Judiciary-02/11/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S—3/11/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary. In House Judiciary–3/23/2016 – House–Referred to Judiciary
  • SB 478–Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee–Abolishing the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder–In Senate Judiciary–03/02/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary
  • SB 495–by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Eliminating medical assistance coverage for elective induced labor prior to 39 weeks of pregnancy (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 3/15, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N—3/17/16 Senate.– On General Orders In the Senate–3/21/2016 – Senate–Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Public Health and Welfare.
  • SB 496 –by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Healing arts exempt license status for telemedicine providers (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Wednesday, 3/16, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 497 –by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Birth risk factor screening for pregnant women (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Wednesday, 3/16, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N—3/17/16 Senate?
  • Sen. Sub For HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–WAS: Images of children in a state of nudity–NOW IS: Adding and amending substances included in schedules I, III and IV of the uniform controlled substances act–In Conference Committee–3/24/2016 – Senate–Acceded; appointed Smith, Knox and Pette.
  • HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–Images of children in a state of nudity–In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice–01/27/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing: Monday, 2/1, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S—In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice—2/11/16—Senate referred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice.—3/2 Senate Scheduled Final Action Corrections and Juvenile Justice 3/10.
  • HB 2147–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice –Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act–In House Judiciary–01/13/2016 – House–Briefing,  Discussion and Poss. Action 1/21—1/27/16 House Staff Briefing 2/2.
  • Sub for HB 2151–House Appropriations Committee Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions –On Final Action in House 01/14/2016 – House Committee of the Whole: Committee Report recommending substitute bill be adopted; substitute be passed– 01/20/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary—Hearing 1/27.—3/11/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary.—On Final Action in Senate—3/17/16–In Conference Committee HELD TIL VETO–3/21/2016 – Senate–Acceded; appointed King, Smith and Haley.
  • HB 2199–House Education Committee–School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures–In House Education–01/21/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Appropriations; re-referred to Education—2/17/16 On General Orders in House—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Education.
  • HB 2213–House Elections Committee–Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period–On General Orders in House–3/9/2016 – Senate
  • Scheduled Informational Hearing in Ethics and Elections: Thursday, 3/10, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S
  • HB 2215–House Elections Committee–Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds–On General Orders in House–3/9/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Informational Hearing in Ethics and Elections: Thursday, 3/10, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S
  • HB 2323–House Judiciary Committee Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/14
  • HB 2324–House Health and Human Services –Stillbirth research and dignity act-In House Health and Human Services-01/15/2016 – House-Hearing in Health 1/20—Scheduled Discussion and Action 2/4.
  • Sub for HB 2362–House Health and Human Services Committee Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records In House Appropriations 01/11/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2449–House Appropriations Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch On General Orders in House 01/14/2016 – House–Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Appropriations– 1/22/2016 – Senate–Referred to Committee of the Whole—1/28 Senate Emergencied to Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1.—Approved by Governor 2/8/16.
  •  HB 2530–Appropriation revisions for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018 for various state agencies–In House Appropriations–01/27/2016 – House–Possible Action: 2/4, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N
  • HB 2518–by House Health and Human Services Committee–Mandatory electronic filing of death certificates–In House Health and Human Services–2/3/2016 – House-Scheduled Final Action in Health and Human Services: Monday, 2/8, 1:30 PM, Rm 546-S—On General Orders in House—2/9/16—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Health and Human Services.—Senate Referred to Public Health and Welfare 2/18/16.—3/9/16 Senate Scheduled Hearing in Public health and Welfare: Monday, 3/14, 1:30 pm, Rm 118-N. —Pending Enrollment–3/22/2016 – Senate–Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1
  • HB 2579–by House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/4/16- House Referred to Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/10/16 House Scheduled hearing in Insurance and Financial Institutions: Tuesday, 2/16 3:30 PM, Rm 218-N.
  • HB 2580–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing prohibitions and restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion services–In House Federal and State Affairs—2/2/16—House—Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2581–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing requirement that abortifacients be administered in the presence of the prescribing physician–In House Federal and State Affairs–2/2/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2586–by Barbara Bollier, R-21st–Expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptive services    In House Federal and State Affairs–2/3/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2615 –by House Health and Human Services Committee–Charitable healthcare providers; continuing education credits for gratuitous care of eligible patients –IS NOW THE SHELL FOR MIDWIVES BILL & OTHERS IN CONFERENCE–In Conference Committee–3/24/2016–Scheduled Meeting in Health Conference: Thursday, 3/24, 11:30 AM, Rm 546-S.
  • HB 2627–by House Health and Human Services –Replacing the term “maternity center” with “birth center” in certain statutes-Introduced–2/5/2016 – House—Introduced—In House Federal and State Affairs 2/11/ 16.
  • HB 2687–House Appropriations Committee–Supreme court general administrative authority over judicial branch-In House Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House–Referred to Judiciary—3/3/16—House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary 3/10.
  • HB 2704—House Appropriations Committee—Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017—In house Judiciary—2/17/16 House Referred to Judiciary.
  • HB 2579–by House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Appropriations–02/22/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2704–House Appropriations Committee–Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017–In House Judiciary–02/23/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N
  • HCR 5005–House  Judiciary Committee–Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate–Killed in House–2/4/2016 – House Final Action: Not adopted (2/3 required); Yeas 68, Nays 54
  • HCR 5012–House Judiciary Committee-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation       02/12/2016 -Referred to Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5013–House Judiciary Committee Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/13,–1/27 House Hearing 2/3 (Removed from Agenda). –In House Judiciary–02/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Tuesday, 2/16, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N.

Week of March 21, 2016

  • H Sub for SB 55 –by Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–Passed House–3/11/2016 – House–Committee of the Whole: 118 Y – 0 N
  • SB 96–Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee–Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act    In Senate Judiciary–01/21/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in  Judiciary: Tuesday, 1/26, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • SB 122-Senate Public health and Welfare Committee—Hospital Facility Fees—In Senate Public Health and Welfare—Hearing scheduled 2/2.
  • SB 320-Senate Judiciary Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch — 01/19/2016 – Senate–Withdrawn from Consent Calendar; place on General Orders—3/10/16 Stricken from Calendar.
  • SB 334–Senate Judiciary Committee–Requiring notice to the attorney general before any Kansas court determines that a statute or constitutional provision is invalid or unconstitutional–In Senate Judiciary–01/20/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary—On General Orders in Senate—2/9/16 Senate Committee recommended bill be passed by Judiciary.  2/19/16 Referred to House Judiciary. House Hearing Scheduled for 3/9.  3/10/16 House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Judiciary.—Passed House 3/15/16 Y-120, N-3.
  • SB 341–Allowing step therapy for Medicaid patients–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–01/21/2016 – Senate–Referred to Public Health and Welfare—Hearing 1/27.—In House Health and Human Services—2/12/16 House referred to Health and Human Services.—House Hearing scheduled for Health and Human Services Committee on 3/10.
  • SB 436-Steve Abrams, R-32nd-Prioritizing moneys spent for entities that provide family planning services–In Senate Ways and Means-02/11/2016 – Senate-Withdrawn from Public Health and Welfare; referred to Ways and Means–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Ways and Means: Wednesday, 3/2, 10:30 AM, Rm 548-S—3/9/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Ways and Means.—Senate 3/17/16.
  • SB 439-Steve Fitzgerald, R-5th-Grounds for impeachment of justices of the supreme court and certain judges of the district court-In Senate Judiciary-02/11/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S—3/11/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary.
  • SB 478–Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee–Abolishing the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder–In Senate Judiciary–03/02/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary
  • SB 495–by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Eliminating medical assistance coverage for elective induced labor prior to 39 weeks of pregnancy (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 3/15, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N—3/17/16 Senate.
  • SB 496 –by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Healing arts exempt license status for telemedicine providers (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Wednesday, 3/16, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 497 –by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Birth risk factor screening for pregnant women (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Wednesday, 3/16, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N—3/17/16 Senate?
  • HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–Images of children in a state of nudity–In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice–01/27/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing: Monday, 2/1, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S—In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice—2/11/16—Senate referred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice.—3/2 Senate Scheduled Final Action Corrections and Juvenile Justice 3/10.
  • HB 2147–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice –Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act–In House Judiciary–01/13/2016 – House–Briefing,  Discussion and Poss. Action 1/21—1/27/16 House Staff Briefing 2/2.
  • Sub for HB 2151–House Appropriations Committee Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions –On Final Action in House 01/14/2016 – House Committee of the Whole: Committee Report recommending substitute bill be adopted; substitute be passed– 01/20/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary—Hearing 1/27.—3/11/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary.—On Final Action in Senate—3/17/16
  • HB 2199–House Education Committee–School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures–In House Education–01/21/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Appropriations; re-referred to Education—2/17/16 On General Orders in House—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Education.
  • HB 2213–House Elections Committee–Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period–On General Orders in House–3/9/2016 – Senate
  • Scheduled Informational Hearing in Ethics and Elections: Thursday, 3/10, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S
  • HB 2215–House Elections Committee–Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds–On General Orders in House–3/9/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Informational Hearing in Ethics and Elections: Thursday, 3/10, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S
  • HB 2323–House Judiciary Committee Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/14
  • HB 2324–House Health and Human Services –Stillbirth research and dignity act-In House Health and Human Services-01/15/2016 – House-Hearing in Health 1/20—Scheduled Discussion and Action 2/4.
  • Sub for HB 2362–House Health and Human Services Committee Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records In House Appropriations 01/11/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2449–House Appropriations Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch On General Orders in House 01/14/2016 – House–Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Appropriations– 1/22/2016 – Senate–Referred to Committee of the Whole—1/28 Senate Emergencied to Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1.—Approved by Governor 2/8/16.
  •  HB 2530–Appropriation revisions for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018 for various state agencies–In House Appropriations–01/27/2016 – House–Possible Action: 2/4, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N
  • HB 2518–by House Health and Human Services Committee–Mandatory electronic filing of death certificates–In House Health and Human Services–2/3/2016 – House-Scheduled Final Action in Health and Human Services: Monday, 2/8, 1:30 PM, Rm 546-S—On General Orders in House—2/9/16—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Health and Human Services.—Senate Referred to Public Health and Welfare 2/18/16.—3/9/16 Senate Scheduled Hearing in Public health and Welfare: Monday, 3/14, 1:30 pm, Rm 118-N.
  • HB 2579–by House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/4/16- House Referred to Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/10/16 House Scheduled hearing in Insurance and Financial Institutions: Tuesday, 2/16 3:30 PM, Rm 218-N.
  • HB 2580–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing prohibitions and restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion services–In House Federal and State Affairs—2/2/16—House—Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2581–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing requirement that abortifacients be administered in the presence of the prescribing physician–In House Federal and State Affairs–2/2/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2586–by Barbara Bollier, R-21st–Expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptive services    In House Federal and State Affairs–2/3/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2627–by House Health and Human Services –Replacing the term “maternity center” with “birth center” in certain statutes-Introduced–2/5/2016 – House—Introduced—In House Federal and State Affairs 2/11/ 16.
  • HB 2687–House Appropriations Committee–Supreme court general administrative authority over judicial branch-In House Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House–Referred to Judiciary—3/3/16—House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary 3/10.
  • HB 2704—House Appropriations Committee—Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017—In house Judiciary—2/17/16 House Referred to Judiciary.
  • HB 2579–by House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Appropriations–02/22/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2704–House Appropriations Committee–Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017–In House Judiciary–02/23/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N
  • HCR 5005–House  Judiciary Committee–Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate–Killed in House–2/4/2016 – House Final Action: Not adopted (2/3 required); Yeas 68, Nays 54
  • HCR 5012–House Judiciary Committee-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation       02/12/2016 -Referred to Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5013–House Judiciary Committee Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/13,–1/27 House Hearing 2/3 (Removed from Agenda). –In House Judiciary–02/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Tuesday, 2/16, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N.

Week of March 13, 2016

2016 Legislative Calendar March 141

  • H Sub for SB 55 –by Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–Passed House–3/11/2016 – House–Committee of the Whole: 118 Y – 0 N
  • SB 96–Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee–Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act    In Senate Judiciary–01/21/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in  Judiciary: Tuesday, 1/26, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • SB 122-Senate Public health and Welfare Committee—Hospital Facility Fees—In Senate Public Health and Welfare—Hearing scheduled 2/2.
  • SB 320-Senate Judiciary Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch — 01/19/2016 – Senate–Withdrawn from Consent Calendar; place on General Orders—3/10/16 Stricken from Calendar.
  • SB 334–Senate Judiciary Committee–Requiring notice to the attorney general before any Kansas court determines that a statute or constitutional provision is invalid or unconstitutional–In Senate Judiciary–01/20/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary—On General Orders in Senate—2/9/16 Senate Committee recommended bill be passed by Judiciary.  2/19/16 Referred to House Judiciary. House Hearing Scheduled for 3/9.  3/10/16 House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Judiciary.
  • SB 341–Allowing step therapy for Medicaid patients–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–01/21/2016 – Senate–Referred to Public Health and Welfare—Hearing 1/27.—In House Health and Human Services—2/12/16 House referred to Health and Human Services.—House Hearing scheduled for Health and Human Services Committee on 3/10.
  • SB 436-Steve Abrams, R-32nd-Prioritizing moneys spent for entities that provide family planning services–In Senate Ways and Means-02/11/2016 – Senate-Withdrawn from Public Health and Welfare; referred to Ways and Means–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Ways and Means: Wednesday, 3/2, 10:30 AM, Rm 548-S—3/9/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Ways and Means.
  • SB 439-Steve Fitzgerald, R-5th-Grounds for impeachment of justices of the supreme court and certain judges of the district court-In Senate Judiciary-02/11/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S—3/11/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary.
  • SB 478–Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee–Abolishing the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder–In Senate Judiciary–03/02/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary
  • SB 495–by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Eliminating medical assistance coverage for elective induced labor prior to 39 weeks of pregnancy (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 3/15, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 496 –by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Healing arts exempt license status for telemedicine providers (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Wednesday, 3/16, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 497 –by Senate Ways and Means Committee–Birth risk factor screening for pregnant women (FROM A & M Recommendations)–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–3/10/2016 – Senate
  • Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Wednesday, 3/16, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–Images of children in a state of nudity–In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice–01/27/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing: Monday, 2/1, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S—In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice—2/11/16—Senate referred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice.—3/2 Senate Scheduled Final Action Corrections and Juvenile Justice 3/10.
  • HB 2147–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice –Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act–In House Judiciary–01/13/2016 – House–Briefing,  Discussion and Poss. Action 1/21—1/27/16 House Staff Briefing 2/2.
  • Sub for HB 2151–House Appropriations Committee Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions –On Final Action in House 01/14/2016 – House Committee of the Whole: Committee Report recommending substitute bill be adopted; substitute be passed– 01/20/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary—Hearing 1/27.—3/11/16 Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Judiciary.
  • HB 2199–House Education Committee–School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures–In House Education–01/21/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Appropriations; re-referred to Education—2/17/16 On General Orders in House—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Education.
  • HB 2213–House Elections Committee–Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period–On General Orders in House–3/9/2016 – Senate
  • Scheduled Informational Hearing in Ethics and Elections: Thursday, 3/10, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S
  • HB 2215–House Elections Committee–Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds–On General Orders in House–3/9/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Informational Hearing in Ethics and Elections: Thursday, 3/10, 9:30 AM, Rm 142-S
  • HB 2323–House Judiciary Committee Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/14
  • HB 2324–House Health and Human Services –Stillbirth research and dignity act-In House Health and Human Services-01/15/2016 – House-Hearing in Health 1/20—Scheduled Discussion and Action 2/4.
  • Sub for HB 2362–House Health and Human Services Committee Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records In House Appropriations 01/11/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2449–House Appropriations Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch On General Orders in House 01/14/2016 – House–Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Appropriations– 1/22/2016 – Senate–Referred to Committee of the Whole—1/28 Senate Emergencied to Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1.—Approved by Governor 2/8/16.
  •  HB 2530–Appropriation revisions for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018 for various state agencies–In House Appropriations–01/27/2016 – House–Possible Action: 2/4, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N
  • HB 2518–by House Health and Human Services Committee–Mandatory electronic filing of death certificates–In House Health and Human Services–2/3/2016 – House-Scheduled Final Action in Health and Human Services: Monday, 2/8, 1:30 PM, Rm 546-S—On General Orders in House—2/9/16—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Health and Human Services.—Senate Referred to Public Health and Welfare 2/18/16.—3/9/16 Senate Scheduled Hearing in Public health and Welfare: Monday, 3/14, 1:30 pm, Rm 118-N.
  • HB 2579–by House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/4/16- House Referred to Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/10/16 House Scheduled hearing in Insurance and Financial Institutions: Tuesday, 2/16 3:30 PM, Rm 218-N.
  • HB 2580–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing prohibitions and restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion services–In House Federal and State Affairs—2/2/16—House—Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2581–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing requirement that abortifacients be administered in the presence of the prescribing physician–In House Federal and State Affairs–2/2/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2586–by Barbara Bollier, R-21st–Expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptive services    In House Federal and State Affairs–2/3/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2627–by House Health and Human Services –Replacing the term “maternity center” with “birth center” in certain statutes-Introduced–2/5/2016 – House—Introduced—In House Federal and State Affairs 2/11/ 16.
  • HB 2687–House Appropriations Committee–Supreme court general administrative authority over judicial branch-In House Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House–Referred to Judiciary—3/3/16—House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary 3/10.
  • HB 2704—House Appropriations Committee—Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017—In house Judiciary—2/17/16 House Referred to Judiciary.
  • HB 2579–by House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Appropriations–02/22/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2704–House Appropriations Committee–Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017–In House Judiciary–02/23/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N
  • HCR 5005–House  Judiciary Committee–Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate–Killed in House–2/4/2016 – House Final Action: Not adopted (2/3 required); Yeas 68, Nays 54
  • HCR 5012–House Judiciary Committee-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation       02/12/2016 -Referred to Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5013–House Judiciary Committee Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/13,–1/27 House Hearing 2/3 (Removed from Agenda). –In House Judiciary–02/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Tuesday, 2/16, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N.

Week of March 7, 2016

  • SB 96–Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee–Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act    In Senate Judiciary–01/21/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in  Judiciary: Tuesday, 1/26, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • SB 122-Senate Public health and Welfare Committee—Hospital Facility Fees—In Senate Public Health and Welfare—Hearing scheduled 2/2.
  • SB 320-Senate Judiciary Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch — 01/19/2016 – Senate–Withdrawn from Consent Calendar; place on General Orders
  • SB 334–Senate Judiciary Committee–Requiring notice to the attorney general before any Kansas court determines that a statute or constitutional provision is invalid or unconstitutional–In Senate Judiciary–01/20/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary—On General Orders in Senate—2/9/16 Senate Committee recommended bill be passed by Judiciary.  2/19/16 Referred to House Judiciary. House Hearing Scheduled for 3/9.
  • SB 341–Allowing step therapy for Medicaid patients–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–01/21/2016 – Senate–Referred to Public Health and Welfare—Hearing 1/27.—In House Health and Human Services—2/12/16 House referred to Health and Human Services.—House Hearing scheduled for Health and Human Services Committee on 3/10.
  • SB 436-Steve Abrams, R-32nd-Prioritizing moneys spent for entities that provide family planning services–In Senate Ways and Means-02/11/2016 – Senate-Withdrawn from Public Health and Welfare; referred to Ways and Means–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Ways and Means: Wednesday, 3/2, 10:30 AM, Rm 548-S
  • SB 439-Steve Fitzgerald, R-5th-Grounds for impeachment of justices of the supreme court and certain judges of the district court-In Senate Judiciary-02/11/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • SB 478–Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee–Abolishing the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder–In Senate Judiciary–03/02/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary
  • HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–Images of children in a state of nudity–In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice–01/27/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing: Monday, 2/1, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S—In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice—2/11/16—Senate referred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice.—3/2 Senate Scheduled Final Action Corrections and Juvenile Justice 3/10.
  • HB 2147–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice –Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act–In House Judiciary–01/13/2016 – House–Briefing,  Discussion and Poss. Action 1/21—1/27/16 House Staff Briefing 2/2.
  • Sub for HB 2151–House Appropriations Committee Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions –On Final Action in House 01/14/2016 – House Committee of the Whole: Committee Report recommending substitute bill be adopted; substitute be passed– 01/20/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary—Hearing 1/27.
  • HB 2199–House Education Committee–School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures–In House Education–01/21/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Appropriations; re-referred to Education—2/17/16 On General Orders in House—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Education.
  • HB 2323–House Judiciary Committee Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/14
  • HB 2324–House Health and Human Services –Stillbirth research and dignity act-In House Health and Human Services-01/15/2016 – House-Hearing in Health 1/20—Scheduled Discussion and Action 2/4.
  • Sub for HB 2362–House Health and Human Services Committee Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records In House Appropriations 01/11/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2449–House Appropriations Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch On General Orders in House 01/14/2016 – House–Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Appropriations– 1/22/2016 – Senate–Referred to Committee of the Whole—1/28 Senate Emergencied to Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1.—Approved by Governor 2/8/16.
  •  HB 2530–Appropriation revisions for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018 for various state agencies–In House Appropriations–01/27/2016 – House–Possible Action: 2/4, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N
  • HB 2518–by House Health and Human Services Committee–Mandatory electronic filing of death certificates–In House Health and Human Services–2/3/2016 – House-Scheduled Final Action in Health and Human Services: Monday, 2/8, 1:30 PM, Rm 546-S—On General Orders in House—2/9/16—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Health and Human Services.—Senate Referred to Public Health and Welfare 2/18/16.
  • HB 2579–by  House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/4/16- House Referred to Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/10/16 House Scheduled hearing in Insurance and Financial Institutions: Tuesday, 2/16 3:30 PM, Rm 218-N.
  • HB 2580–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing prohibitions and restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion services–In House Federal and State Affairs—2/2/16—House—Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2581–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing requirement that abortifacients be administered in the presence of the prescribing physician–In House Federal and State Affairs–2/2/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2586–by Barbara Bollier, R-21st–Expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptive services    In House Federal and State Affairs–2/3/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2627–by House Health and Human Services –Replacing the term “maternity center” with “birth center” in certain statutes-Introduced–2/5/2016 – House—Introduced—In House Federal and State Affairs 2/11/ 16.
  • HB 2687–House Appropriations Committee–Supreme court general administrative authority over judicial branch-In House Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House–Referred to Judiciary—3/3/16—House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary 3/10.
  • HB 2704—House Appropriations Committee—Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017—In house Judiciary—2/17/16 House Referred to Judiciary.
  • HB 2579–by House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Appropriations–02/22/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2704–House Appropriations Committee–Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017–In House Judiciary–02/23/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N
  • HCR 5005–House  Judiciary Committee–Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate–Killed in House–2/4/2016 – House Final Action: Not adopted (2/3 required); Yeas 68, Nays 54
  • HCR 5012–House Judiciary Committee-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation       02/12/2016 -Referred to Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5013–House Judiciary Committee Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/13,–1/27 House Hearing 2/3 (Removed from Agenda). –In House Judiciary–02/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Tuesday, 2/16, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N.

Week of February 29, 2016

2016 Legislative Calendar February 29

  • SB 96–Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee–Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act    In Senate Judiciary–01/21/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in  Judiciary: Tuesday, 1/26, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • SB 122-Senate Public health and Welfare Committee—Hospital Facility Fees—In Senate Public Health and Welfare—Hearing scheduled 2/2.
  • SB 320-Senate Judiciary Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch — 01/19/2016 – Senate–Withdrawn from Consent Calendar; place on General Orders
  • SB 334–Senate Judiciary Committee–Requiring notice to the attorney general before any Kansas court determines that a statute or constitutional provision is invalid or unconstitutional–In Senate Judiciary–01/20/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary—On General Orders in Senate—2/9/16 Senate Committee recommended bill be passed by Judiciary.  2/19/16 Referred to House Judiciary.
  • SB 341–Allowing step therapy for Medicaid patients–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–01/21/2016 – Senate–Referred to Public Health and Welfare—Hearing 1/27.—In House Health and Human Services—2/12/16 House referred to Health and Human Services.
  • SB 436-Steve Abrams, R-32nd-Prioritizing moneys spent for entities that provide family planning services–In Senate Ways and Means-02/11/2016 – Senate-Withdrawn from Public Health and Welfare; referred to Ways and Means–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Ways and Means: Wednesday, 3/2, 10:30 AM, Rm 548-S
  • SB 439-Steve Fitzgerald, R-5th-Grounds for impeachment of justices of the supreme court and certain judges of the district court-In Senate Judiciary-02/11/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S–02/23/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–Images of children in a state of nudity–In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice–01/27/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing: Monday, 2/1, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S—In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice—2/11/16—Senate referred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice.
  • HB 2147–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice –Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act–In House Judiciary–01/13/2016 – House–Briefing,  Discussion and Poss. Action 1/21—1/27/16 House Staff Briefing 2/2.
  • Sub for HB 2151–House Appropriations Committee Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions –On Final Action in House 01/14/2016 – House Committee of the Whole: Committee Report recommending substitute bill be adopted; substitute be passed– 01/20/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary—Hearing 1/27.
  • HB 2199–House Education Committee–School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures–In House Education–01/21/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Appropriations; re-referred to Education—2/17/16 On General Orders in House—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Education.
  • HB 2323–House Judiciary Committee Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/14
  • HB 2324–House Health and Human Services –Stillbirth research and dignity act-In House Health and Human Services-01/15/2016 – House-Hearing in Health 1/20—Scheduled Discussion and Action 2/4.
  • Sub for HB 2362–House Health and Human Services Committee Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records In House Appropriations 01/11/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2449–House Appropriations Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch On General Orders in House 01/14/2016 – House–Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Appropriations– 1/22/2016 – Senate–Referred to Committee of the Whole—1/28 Senate Emergencied to Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1.—Approved by Governor 2/8/16.
  •  HB 2530–Appropriation revisions for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018 for various state agencies–In House Appropriations–01/27/2016 – House–Possible Action: 2/4, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N
  • HB 2518–by House Health and Human Services Committee–Mandatory electronic filing of death certificates–In House Health and Human Services–2/3/2016 – House-Scheduled Final Action in Health and Human Services: Monday, 2/8, 1:30 PM, Rm 546-S—On General Orders in House—2/9/16—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Health and Human Services.—Senate Referred to Public Health and Welfare 2/18/16.
  • HB 2579–by  House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/4/16- House Referred to Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/10/16 House Scheduled hearing in Insurance and Financial Institutions: Tuesday, 2/16 3:30 PM, Rm 218-N.
  • HB 2580–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing prohibitions and restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion services–In House Federal and State Affairs—2/2/16—House—Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2581–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing requirement that abortifacients be administered in the presence of the prescribing physician–In House Federal and State Affairs–2/2/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2586–by Barbara Bollier, R-21st–Expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptive services    In House Federal and State Affairs–2/3/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2627–by House Health and Human Services –Replacing the term “maternity center” with “birth center” in certain statutes-Introduced–2/5/2016 – House—Introduced—In House Federal and State Affairs 2/11/ 16.
  • HB 2687–House Appropriations Committee–Supreme court general administrative authority over judicial branch-In House Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House–Referred to Judiciary
  • HB 2704—House Appropriations Committee—Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017—In house Judiciary—2/17/16 House Referred to Judiciary.
  • HB 2579–by House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Appropriations–02/22/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2704–House Appropriations Committee–Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017–In House Judiciary–02/23/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 3/3, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N
  • HCR 5005–House  Judiciary Committee–Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate–Killed in House–2/4/2016 – House Final Action: Not adopted (2/3 required); Yeas 68, Nays 54
  • HCR 5012–House Judiciary Committee-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation       02/12/2016 -Referred to Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5013–House Judiciary Committee Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/13,–1/27 House Hearing 2/3 (Removed from Agenda). –In House Judiciary–02/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Tuesday, 2/16, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N.

Week of February 22, 2016

  • SB 96–Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee–Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act    In Senate Judiciary–01/21/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in  Judiciary: Tuesday, 1/26, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • SB 122-Senate Public health and Welfare Committee—Hospital Facility Fees—In Senate Public Health and Welfare—Hearing scheduled 2/2.
  • SB 320-Senate Judiciary Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch — 01/19/2016 – Senate–Withdrawn from Consent Calendar; place on General Orders
  • SB 334–Senate Judiciary Committee–Requiring notice to the attorney general before any Kansas court determines that a statute or constitutional provision is invalid or unconstitutional–In Senate Judiciary–01/20/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary—On General Orders in Senate—2/9/16 Senate Committee recommended bill be passed by Judiciary.  2/19/16 Referred to House Judiciary.
  • SB 341–Allowing step therapy for Medicaid patients–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–01/21/2016 – Senate–Referred to Public Health and Welfare—Hearing 1/27.—In House Health and Human Services—2/12/16 House referred to Health and Human Services.
  • SB 436-Steve Abrams, R-32nd-Prioritizing moneys spent for entities that provide family planning services                In Senate Ways and Means-02/11/2016 – Senate-Withdrawn from Public Health and Welfare; referred to Ways and Means
  • SB 439-Steve Fitzgerald, R-5th-Grounds for impeachment of justices of the supreme court and certain judges of the district court-In Senate Judiciary-02/11/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary
  • HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–Images of children in a state of nudity–In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice–01/27/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing: Monday, 2/1, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S—In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice—2/11/16—Senate referred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice.
  • HB 2147–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice –Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act–In House Judiciary–01/13/2016 – House–Briefing,  Discussion and Poss. Action 1/21—1/27/16 House Staff Briefing 2/2.
  • Sub for HB 2151–House Appropriations Committee Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions –On Final Action in House 01/14/2016 – House Committee of the Whole: Committee Report recommending substitute bill be adopted; substitute be passed– 01/20/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary—Hearing 1/27.
  • HB 2199–House Education Committee–School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures–In House Education–01/21/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Appropriations; re-referred to Education—2/17/16 On General Orders in House—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Education.
  • HB 2323–House Judiciary Committee Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/14
  • HB 2324–House Health and Human Services –Stillbirth research and dignity act-In House Health and Human Services-01/15/2016 – House-Hearing in Health 1/20—Scheduled Discussion and Action 2/4.
  • Sub for HB 2362–House Health and Human Services Committee Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records In House Appropriations 01/11/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2449–House Appropriations Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch On General Orders in House 01/14/2016 – House–Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Appropriations– 1/22/2016 – Senate–Referred to Committee of the Whole—1/28 Senate Emergencied to Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1.—Approved by Governor 2/8/16.
  •  HB 2530–Appropriation revisions for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018 for various state agencies–In House Appropriations–01/27/2016 – House–Possible Action: 2/4, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N
  • HB 2518–by House Health and Human Services Committee–Mandatory electronic filing of death certificates–In House Health and Human Services–2/3/2016 – House-Scheduled Final Action in Health and Human Services: Monday, 2/8, 1:30 PM, Rm 546-S—On General Orders in House—2/9/16—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Health and Human Services.—Senate Referred to Public Health and Welfare 2/18/16.
  • HB 2579–by  House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/4/16- House Referred to Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/10/16 House Scheduled hearing in Insurance and Financial Institutions: Tuesday, 2/16 3:30 PM, Rm 218-N.
  • HB 2580–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing prohibitions and restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion services–In House Federal and State Affairs—2/2/16—House—Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2581–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing requirement that abortifacients be administered in the presence of the prescribing physician–In House Federal and State Affairs–2/2/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2586–by Barbara Bollier, R-21st–Expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptive services    In House Federal and State Affairs–2/3/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2627–by House Health and Human Services –Replacing the term “maternity center” with “birth center” in certain statutes-Introduced–2/5/2016 – House—Introduced—In House Federal and State Affairs 2/11/ 16.
  • HB 2687–House Appropriations Committee–Supreme court general administrative authority over judicial branch-In House Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House–Referred to Judiciary
  • HB 2704—House Appropriations Committee—Judicial branch, salaries of judges and justices; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year 2017—In house Judiciary—2/17/16 House Referred to Judiciary.
  • HCR 5005–House  Judiciary Committee–Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate–Killed in House–2/4/2016 – House Final Action: Not adopted (2/3 required); Yeas 68, Nays 54
  • HCR 5012–House Judiciary Committee-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation       02/12/2016 -Referred to Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5013–House Judiciary Committee Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/13,–1/27 House Hearing 2/3 (Removed from Agenda). –In House Judiciary–02/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Tuesday, 2/16, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N.

Week of February 15, 2016

2016 Legislative Calendar February 12 

  • SB 96–Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee–Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act    In Senate Judiciary–01/21/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in  Judiciary: Tuesday, 1/26, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • SB 122-Senate Public health and Welfare Committee—Hospital Facility Fees—In Senate Public Health and Welfare—Hearing scheduled 2/2.
  • SB 320-Senate Judiciary Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch — 01/19/2016 – Senate–Withdrawn from Consent Calendar; place on General Orders
  • SB 334–Senate Judiciary Committee–Requiring notice to the attorney general before any Kansas court determines that a statute or constitutional provision is invalid or unconstitutional–In Senate Judiciary–01/20/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary—On General Orders in Senate—2/9/16 Senate Committee recommended bill be passed by Judiciary
  • SB 341–Allowing step therapy for Medicaid patients–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–01/21/2016 – Senate–Referred to Public Health and Welfare—Hearing 1/27.—In House Health and Human Services—2/12/16 House referred to Health and Human Services.
  • SB 436-Steve Abrams, R-32nd-Prioritizing moneys spent for entities that provide family planning services                In Senate Ways and Means-02/11/2016 – Senate-Withdrawn from Public Health and Welfare; referred to Ways and Means
  • SB 439-Steve Fitzgerald, R-5th-Grounds for impeachment of justices of the supreme court and certain judges of the district court-In Senate Judiciary-02/11/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary
  • HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–Images of children in a state of nudity–In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice–01/27/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing: Monday, 2/1, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S—In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice—2/11/16—Senate referred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice.
  • HB 2147–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice –Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act–In House Judiciary–01/13/2016 – House–Briefing,  Discussion and Poss. Action 1/21—1/27/16 House Staff Briefing 2/2.
  • Sub for HB 2151–House Appropriations Committee Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions –On Final Action in House 01/14/2016 – House Committee of the Whole: Committee Report recommending substitute bill be adopted; substitute be passed– 01/20/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary—Hearing 1/27.
  • HB 2199–House Education Committee–School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures–In House Education–01/21/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Appropriations; re-referred to Education
  • HB 2323–House Judiciary Committee Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/14
  • HB 2324–House Health and Human Services –Stillbirth research and dignity act-In House Health and Human Services-01/15/2016 – House-Hearing in Health 1/20—Scheduled Discussion and Action 2/4.
  • Sub for HB 2362–House Health and Human Services Committee Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records In House Appropriations 01/11/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2449–House Appropriations Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch On General Orders in House 01/14/2016 – House–Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Appropriations– 1/22/2016 – Senate–Referred to Committee of the Whole—1/28 Senate Emergencied to Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1.—Approved by Governor 2/8/16.
  •  HB 2530–Appropriation revisions for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018 for various state agencies–In House Appropriations–01/27/2016 – House–Possible Action: 2/4, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N
  • HB 2518–by House Health and Human Services Committee–Mandatory electronic filing of death certificates–In House Health and Human Services–2/3/2016 – House-Scheduled Final Action in Health and Human Services: Monday, 2/8, 1:30 PM, Rm 546-S—On General Orders in House—2/9/16—House Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Health and Human Services.
  • HB 2579–by  House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/4/16- House Referred to Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/10/16 House Scheduled hearing in Insurance and Financial Institutions: Tuesday, 2/16 3:30 PM, Rm 218-N.
  • HB 2580–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing prohibitions and restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion services–In House Federal and State Affairs—2/2/16—House—Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2581–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing requirement that abortifacients be administered in the presence of the prescribing physician–In House Federal and State Affairs–2/2/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2586–by Barbara Bollier, R-21st–Expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptive services    In House Federal and State Affairs–2/3/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2627–by House Health and Human Services –Replacing the term “maternity center” with “birth center” in certain statutes-Introduced–2/5/2016 – House—Introduced—In House Federal and State Affairs 2/11/ 16.
  • HB 2687–House Appropriations Committee–Supreme court general administrative authority over judicial branch-In House Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House–Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5005–House  Judiciary Committee–Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate–Killed in House–2/4/2016 – House Final Action: Not adopted (2/3 required); Yeas 68, Nays 54
  • HCR 5012–House Judiciary Committee-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation       02/12/2016 -Referred to Judiciary–02/12/2016 – House Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5013–House Judiciary Committee Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/13,–1/27 House Hearing 2/3 (Removed from Agenda). –In House Judiciary–02/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Tuesday, 2/16, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N.

Week of February 8, 2016

2016 Legislative Calendar February 6

  • SB 96–Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee–Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act    In Senate Judiciary–01/21/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in  Judiciary: Tuesday, 1/26, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • SB 122-Senate Public health and Welfare Committee—Hospital Facility Fees—In Senate Public Health and Welfare—Hearing scheduled 2/2.
  • SB 320-Senate Judiciary Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch — 01/19/2016 – Senate–Withdrawn from Consent Calendar; place on General Orders
  • SB 334–Senate Judiciary Committee–Requiring notice to the attorney general before any Kansas court determines that a statute or constitutional provision is invalid or unconstitutional–In Senate Judiciary–01/20/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary—1/27 Senate hearing.
  • SB 341–Allowing step therapy for Medicaid patients–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–01/21/2016 – Senate–Referred to Public Health and Welfare—Hearing 1/27.
  • HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–Images of children in a state of nudity–In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice–01/27/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing: Monday, 2/1, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S
  • HB 2147–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice –Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act–In House Judiciary–01/13/2016 – House–Briefing,  Discussion and Poss. Action 1/21—1/27/16 House Staff Briefing 2/2.
  • Sub for HB 2151–House Appropriations Committee Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions –On Final Action in House 01/14/2016 – House Committee of the Whole: Committee Report recommending substitute bill be adopted; substitute be passed– 01/20/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary—Hearing 1/27.
  • HB 2199–House Education Committee–School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures–In House Education–01/21/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Appropriations; re-referred to Education
  • HB 2323–House Judiciary Committee Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/14
  • HB 2324–House Health and Human Services –Stillbirth research and dignity act-In House Health and Human Services-01/15/2016 – House-Hearing in Health 1/20—Scheduled Discussion and Action 2/4.
  • Sub for HB 2362–House Health and Human Services Committee Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records In House Appropriations 01/11/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2449–House Appropriations Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch On General Orders in House 01/14/2016 – House–Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Appropriations– 1/22/2016 – Senate–Referred to Committee of the Whole—1/28 Senate Emergencied to Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1.
  •  HB 2530–Appropriation revisions for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018 for various state agencies–In House Appropriations–01/27/2016 – House–Possible Action: 2/4, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N
  • HB 2518–by House Health and Human Services Committee–Mandatory electronic filing of death certificates–In House Health and Human Services–2/3/2016 – House-Scheduled Final Action in Health and Human Services: Monday, 2/8, 1:30 PM, Rm 546-S
  • HB 2579–by House Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee–Authorizing the use of correction orders and civil penalties for health care facilities that violate health care provider insurance statutes–In House Insurance and Financial Institutions—2/4/16- House Referred to Insurance and Financial Institutions
  • HB 2580–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing prohibitions and restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion services–In House Federal and State Affairs—2/2/16—House—Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2581–by Annie Kuether, D-55th–Repealing requirement that abortifacients be administered in the presence of the prescribing physician–In House Federal and State Affairs–2/2/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2586–by Barbara Bollier, R-21st–Expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptive services    In House Federal and State Affairs–2/3/2016 – House–Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2627–by House Health and Human Services –Replacing the term “maternity center” with “birth center” in certain statutes            Introduced–2/5/2016 – House–Introduced
  • HCR 5005–House Judiciary Committee–Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate–Killed in House–2/4/2016 – House Final Action: Not adopted (2/3 required); Yeas 68, Nays 54
  • HCR 5013–House Judiciary Committee Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/13,–1/27 House Hearing 2/3 (Removed from Agenda).

Week of February 1, 2016

2016 Legislative Calendar January 30

  • SB 96–Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee–Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act    In Senate Judiciary–01/21/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in  Judiciary: Tuesday, 1/26, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • SB 122-Senate Public health and Welfare Committee—Hospital Facility Fees—In Senate Public Health and Welfare—Hearing scheduled 2/2.
  • SB 320-Senate Judiciary Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch — 01/19/2016 – Senate–Withdrawn from Consent Calendar; place on General Orders
  • SB 334–Senate Judiciary Committee–Requiring notice to the attorney general before any Kansas court determines that a statute or constitutional provision is invalid or unconstitutional–In Senate Judiciary–01/20/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary—1/27 Senate hearing.
  • SB 341–Allowing step therapy for Medicaid patients–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–01/21/2016 – Senate–Referred to Public Health and Welfare—Hearing 1/27.
  • HB 2018–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee–Images of children in a state of nudity–In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice–01/27/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing: Monday, 2/1, 1:30 PM, Rm 152-S
  • HB 2147–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice –Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act–In House Judiciary–01/13/2016 – House–Briefing,  Discussion and Poss. Action 1/21—1/27/16 House Staff Briefing 2/2.
  • Sub for HB 2151–House Appropriations Committee Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions –On Final Action in House 01/14/2016 – House Committee of the Whole: Committee Report recommending substitute bill be adopted; substitute be passed– 01/20/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary—Hearing 1/27.
  • HB 2199–House Education Committee–School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures–In House Education–01/21/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Appropriations; re-referred to Education
  • HB 2323–House Judiciary Committee Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/14
  • HB 2324–House Health and Human Services –Stillbirth research and dignity act-In House Health and Human Services-01/15/2016 – House-Hearing in Health 1/20—Scheduled Discussion and Action 2/4.
  • Sub for HB 2362–House Health and Human Services Committee Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records In House Appropriations 01/11/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2449–House Appropriations Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch On General Orders in House 01/14/2016 – House–Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Appropriations– 1/22/2016 – Senate–Referred to Committee of the Whole—1/28 Senate Emergencied to Final Action: Passed; Yeas 39, Nays 1.
  •  HB 2530–Appropriation revisions for FY 2016, FY 2017 and FY 2018 for various state agencies–In House Appropriations–01/27/2016 – House–Possible Action: 2/4, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N
  • HCR 5013–House Judiciary Committee Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/13,–1/27 House Hearing 2/3 (Removed from Agenda).

Week of January 25, 2016

2016 Legislative Calendar January 25New bills:

  • SB 96–Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee–Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act    In Senate Judiciary–01/21/2016 – Senate–Scheduled Hearing in  Judiciary: Tuesday, 1/26, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S
  • SB 320-Senate Judiciary Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch — 01/19/2016 – Senate–Withdrawn from Consent Calendar; place on General Orders
  • SB 334–Senate Judiciary Committee–Requiring notice to the attorney general before any Kansas court determines that a statute or constitutional provision is invalid or unconstitutional–In Senate Judiciary–01/20/2016 – Senate–Referred to Judiciary
  • SB 341–Allowing step therapy for Medicaid patients–In Senate Public Health and Welfare–01/21/2016 – Senate–Referred to Public Health and Welfare
  • HB 2147–House Corrections and Juvenile Justice –Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act–In House Judiciary                01/13/2016 – House–Briefing,  Discussion and Poss. Action 1/21
  • Sub for HB 2151–House Appropriations Committee Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions –On Final Action in House 01/14/2016 – House Committee of the Whole: Committee Report recommending substitute bill be adopted; substitute be passed– 01/20/2016 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary
  • HB 2199–House Education Committee–School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures–In House Education–01/21/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Appropriations; re-referred to Education
  • HB 2323–House Judiciary Committee Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/14
  • HB 2324–House Health and Human Services –Stillbirth research and dignity act-In House Health and Human Services-01/15/2016 – House-Hearing in Health 1/20
  • Sub for HB 2362–House Health and Human Services Committee Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records In House Appropriations 01/11/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2449–House Appropriations Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch On General Orders in House 01/14/2016 – House–Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Appropriations– 1/22/2016 – Senate–Referred to Committee of the Whole
  • HCR 5013–House Judiciary Committee Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/13,

Week of January 18, 2016

2016 Legislative Calendar January 18New bills:

  • SB 320-Senate Judiciary Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch –On Consent Calendar in Senate (Day 1) 01/14/2016 – Senate Committee Report recommending bill be passed and placed on Consent Calendar by Judiciary
  • Sub for HB 2151–House Appropriations Committee Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions –On Final Action in House 01/14/2016 – House Committee of the Whole: Committee Report recommending substitute bill be adopted; substitute be passed
  • HB 2323–House Judiciary Committee Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 1/14
  • Sub for HB 2362–House Health and Human Services Committee Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records In House Appropriations 01/11/2016 – House–Withdrawn from Calendar; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2449–House Appropriations Committee Repealing the non-severability clause in 2015 House Bill No. 2005 and providing for the severability of the provisions of such bill, concerning the judicial branch On General Orders in House 01/14/2016 – House–Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Appropriations
  • HCR 5013–House Judiciary Committee Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; In House Judiciary 01/11/2016 – House–Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 1/13, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N

Week of January 11, 2016

2016 Legislative Calendar January 11 aThe Kansas Legislature has a two year cycle.  The following bills were left over from the 2015 cycle and could be passed in 2016.

  • SB 31-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 House Taxation-03/31/2015 – House-Referred to Taxation
  • SB 53-Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee-Relating to principles of criminal liability; liability for the crimes of another-In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice-01/23/2015 – Senate-Referred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice
  • SB 69-Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee-Advanced practice registered nurses; scope of practice and prescribing authority-In Senate Public Health and Welfare 01/26/2015 – Senate-Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Thursday, 1/29/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 75-Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee-Amending the patient protection act to prohibit the use of certain provisions in agreements-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance-02/11/2015 – Senate-Scheduled Hearing in Financial Institutions and Insurance: Wednesday, 2/18, 9:30 AM, Rm 546-S
  • SB 87-Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee-Secretary of State; political action committees prohibited-In Senate Ethics and Elections-01/28/2015 – Senate-Referred to Ethics and Elections
  • SB 96-Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-In Senate Judiciary-01/29/2015 – Senate-Referred to Judiciary
  • SB 102-Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee-Access to opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance-01/29/2015 – Senate-Referred to Financial Institutions and Insurance
  • SB 122-Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee-Hospital facility fees-In Senate Public Health and Welfare                02/04/2015 – Senate-Scheduled Briefing and Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 172-Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee-Enacting the patient right to shop act-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance-02/10/2015 – Senate-Referred to Financial Institutions and Insurance
  • SB 181-Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee-Medicaid; restrictions of prescription-only drugs-In House Health and Human Services 03/11/2015 – House-Scheduled Hearing in Health and Human Services: Monday, 3/16, 1:30 PM, Rm 546-S
  • SB 197-Senate Judiciary Committee-Applying the open meetings act to the supreme court nominating commission and judicial district nominating commissions; -In House Judiciary-03/11/2015 – House-Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 3/18, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N
  • SB 285-Senate Ways and Means Committee-Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records-In Senate Public Health and Welfare-03/16/2015 – Senate-Scheduled Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 3/17, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 297-Senate Judiciary Committee-Grounds for impeachment of Kansas supreme court justices             In Senate Judiciary-03/25/2015 – Senate Referred to Judiciary
  • SB 304-Senate Ways and Means Committee-Administration of abortifacient drugs-In Senate Federal and State Affairs-05/12/2015 – Senate-Hearing in Federal and State Affairs: 5/13
  • SCR 1606-Mary Pilcher Cook, R-10th-Urging congress to protect patients and families by enacting reforms to the patient protection and affordable care act-On General Orders in Senate-05/28/2015 – Senate-Referred to Committee of the Whole
  • HB 2045-Jim Ward, D-86th-Relating to eligibility requirements for the Kansas program of medical assistance-In House Health and Human Services           01/28/2015 – House-Presentation by Rep. Ward in Vision 2020: Monday, 2/2/2015, 9:00 AM, Rm 218-N
  • HB 2046-Jim Ward, D-86th-Repealing the health care compact-In House Health and Human Services-01/21/2015 – House-Referred to Health and Human Services
  • HB 2073-House Judiciary Committee-Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices-In House Appropriations-02/24/2015 – House-Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2081-House Judiciary Committee-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-In House Judiciary-01/23/2015 – House-Referred to Judiciary
  • HB 2114-House Judiciary Committee-Relating to subpoena of nonparty business records              In House Judiciary-01/28/2015 – House-Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Thursday, 2/5/2015, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N
  • HB 2129-House Judiciary Committee-Abolishing the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder In House Appropriations-02/26/2015 – House-Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2130-House Judiciary Committee-Relating to wrongful death actions; increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded     In House Judiciary-01/28/2015 – House-Referred to Judiciary
  • Sub for HB 2151-House Appropriations Committee-Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions-On General Orders in House-03/10/2015 – House-Committee Report recommending substitute bill be passed by Judiciary
  • HB 2187-House Federal and State Affairs -Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In House Federal and State Affairs 01/30/2015 – House-Ref. to Federal and State Affairs
  • HB 2199-House Education Committee-School districts; human sexuality education; policies and procedures-In House Appropriations-02/26/2015 – House-Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2280-House Health and Human Services Committee-Board of nursing; certified nurse-midwife-In House Taxation               03/17/2015 – House-Withdrawn from Health and Human Services; re-referred to Taxation
  • HB 2301-House Judiciary Committee-Authorizing the House committee on judiciary to meet when the legislature is not in session for the purpose of judicial nominations; contingent on adoption of a constitutional amendment-In House Judiciary-02/12/2015 – House-Referred to Judiciary
  • HB 2321-House Health and Human Services Committee-Expanding the definition of charitable health care providers-In House Appropriations          02/17/2015 – House-Withdrawn from Health and Human Services; referred to Appropriations
  • HB 2323-House Judiciary Committee-Amending the Kansas act against discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity-In House Judiciary-02/13/2015 – House-Referred to Judiciary
  • HB 2324-House Health and Human Services Committee-Stillbirth research and dignity act-In House Health and Human Services-02/13/2015 – House-Referred to Health and Human Services
  • HB 2339-House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee-Changing age of consent for sexual relations-In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice-02/13/2015 – House-Referred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice
  • HB 2358-House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee-Removing age requirement from crime of female genital mutilation-In House Appropriations-02/26/2015 – House-Withdrawn from Corrections and Juvenile Justice; referred to Appropriations
  • Sub for HB 2362-House Health and Human Services Committee-Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records               On General Orders in House-03/17/2015 – House-Committee Report recommending substitute be passed by Health and Human Services
  • HB 2417-House Federal and State Affairs Committee-Abortion; prohibiting decapitation of unborn children-In House Federal and State Affairs-03/24/2015 – House-Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HCR 5003-House Federal and State Affairs Committee-Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elected judicial officers-In House Judiciary-01/16/2015 – House-Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5009-House Judiciary Committee-Constitutional amendment; 33% vote against retention of a supreme court justice would result in open position-In House Judiciary-01/28/2015 – House-Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5012-House Judiciary Committee-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor -In House Judiciary-02/11/2015 – House-Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5013-House Judiciary Committee-Constitutional amendment placing the court of appeals into the constitution; -In House Judiciary -02/11/2015 – House-Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5014-House Federal and State Affairs Committee-Constitutional amendment; clarifying the power of the legislature to make appropriations-In House Federal and State Affairs-02/13/2015 – House-Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • HCR 5015-House Judiciary Committee-Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary-02/18/2015 – House-Referred to Judiciary
  • HCR 5018-Randy Garber, R-62nd-State constitutional human life amendment-In House Federal and State Affairs-05/06/2015 – House-Referred to Federal and State Affairs
  • ERO 43-Governor Sam Brownback-Transferring Medicaid eligibility processing duties from DCF to KBHE and transferring foster care licensing responsibilities from the KDHE to the Department for Children and Families DCF-In Senate Judiciary-02/04/2015 – Senate-Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 10:30 AM, Rm 346-S

Week of May 4, 2015

SB 31-Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings-In Senate Assessment and Taxation on 1/28/15. Passed committee 2/4/15.  Received and Introduced in House 3/25/15. Referred to Committee on Taxation 3/30/2015. •        SB 53-Relating to principles of criminal liability; liability for the crimes of another-In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/28/15-Hearing on 2/3. •        SB 56—Removing affirmative defense to promotion to minors of material harmful to minors for public, private or parochial schools—In House Judiciary 3/4/15. •        SB 69-Adanced practice registered nurse-in Senate Public Health and Welfare-hearing 1/29 •        SB 75-Amending the patient protection act to prohibit the use of certain provisions in agreements-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing on 2/18. •        SB 85-Length of regular legislative session in odd-numbered years-In Senate Federal and State Affairs on 1/28 •        SB 87-Secretary of State; rules regarding political action committees-In Senate Ethics and Elections on 1/28 •        SB 95-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-Passed Senate as amended; Yeas 31, Nays 9.-Refered to House Federal and State Affairs Committee, 2/24/15.  Hearing scheduled for Monday March 9 at 9 am. Passed Committee 3/11/15. House passed Final Action 98-26 on 3/25/15. Approved by Governor on 4/7/15. Law effective July 1, 2015. •        SB 96-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-Senate Judiciary 1/29. •        SB 101-Amending the definition of ‘health care provider’ in the health care provider insurance availability act to exclude certain persons- Passed Senate, Introduced in House 2/20. Referred to House Insurance Committee 3/4/15. Hearing in Insurance: 3/11/15. Passed Committee 3/19/15. Non-concurred; Conference Committee Requested 3/25/15. In Conference Committee; Appointed Schwab, Bruchman and Houston 3/30/15. •        SB 102-Access to opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29 •        SB 117-Allowing certain health care providers and health care systems to qualify to become self-insurers through the health care stabilization fund-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance passed as amended 2/11.  Referred to House Insurance 3/4/15. 03/11/2015 – House. Scheduled Hearing in Insurance: 3/16/15. Withdrawn from Taxation; rereferred to Insurance 3/20/15. House emergencied to Final Action, passed as amended 3/25/15. Conference Committee Report adopted and available 4/2/15. Enrolled and Presented to Governor 4/10/15. H Sub SB 117 vetoed by Governor Sam Brownback 4/20/15. •        SB 122-Hospital facility fees-Introduced on 1/30. Scheduled Briefing and Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N •        SB 172-Enacting the patient right to shop act—In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 2/10. •        SB 181-Medicaid; restrictions of prescription-only drugs-In Senate Health and Welfare on 2/11. Hearing scheduled 2/17. Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 39, Nays 1 on 2/26/15.  Referred to the House Health and Human Services committee 3/5. Scheduled Hearing in Health and Human Services: 3/16/15. •        SB 197-Applying the open meetings act to the Supreme Court nominating commission and judicial district nominating commissions—In Senate Judiciary, hearing scheduled Wednesday 2/18.  Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 35, Nays 4 on 2/26/15.  Referred to Judiciary 3/5. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: 3/18/15. •        SB 285-Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records.—In Senate Public Health and Welfare, scheduled hearing on 3/17. •        SB 297—Grounds for impeachment of Kansas supreme court justices—In Senate Judiciary 3/25/15. •        HB 2018-Images of children in a state of nudity-Referred to House Appropriations 2/20. •        HB 2031-School district plan addressing child sexual abuse-Committee Report: recommending bill be passed as amended by Corrections and Juvenile Justice 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. •        HB 2045-Relating to eligibility requirements for the Kansas program of medical assistance-In House Health and Human Services on 1/28 •        HB 2046-Repealing the health care compact-In House Health and Human Services on 1/21 •        HB 2073-Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices-In House Judiciary on 1/22.  Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/24/15. •        HB 2081-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-in House Judiciary on 1/23 •        HB 2108-Elections; straight ticket ballots-In House Elections on 1/28. Recommended bill be passed as amended 2/3. Stricken from Calendar by Rule 1507 on 3/4/15. •        HB 2129-Abolising the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder-In House Judiciary on 1/28. Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. •        HB 2130-Relating to wrongful death actions; increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded-In House Judiciary on 1/28 •        HB 2144-Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change-In House Elections on 1/28 •        HB 2145-Help Kansas Vote Act-In House Elections on 1/28 •        HB 2147-Amending the protection from Abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act- In House Judiciary. Hearing scheduled 2/19. •        HB 2187-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In House Federal and State Affairs on 1/30 •        HB 2199—School districts; human sexuality education, policies and procedures—In Education. Passed Committee on 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. •        HB 2211—Campaign finance; soliciting campaign funds—In Elections committee on 2/4. Hearing scheduled for 2/9/15; cancelled. Hearing scheduled for 2/11/15. •        HB 2213—Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period.—in Elections. Passed committee on 2/19. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. Amended and Passed Committee on 3/19/15. •        HB 2215—Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds—In Elections.  Passed Committee on 2/19.  Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. Amended and Passed Committee on 3/19/15. •        HB 2221—Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions—In Judiciary. Passed Committee on 2/20. Stricken from Calendar 3/4/15. •        HB 2251—Elections; ballot on demand; advance voting changes; electronic polling books—in Elections 2/6. •        HB 2280—Board of nursing; certified nurse-midwife. In House Health and Human Services 2/11. Withdrawn from Taxation; referred to Health and Human Services 3/4/2015. Withdrawn from Health and Human Services; rereferred to Taxation 3/17/15. •        HB 2301—Authorizing the House committee on judiciary to meet when the legislature is not in session for the purpose of judicial nominations; contingent on adoption of a constitutional amendment.—In House Judiciary 2/12. •        HB 2321—Expanding the definition of charitable health care providers—withdrawn from Health and Human Services; referred to Appropriations 2/17/2015 •        HB 2324—Stillbirth research and dignity act—In House Health and Human Services 2/13. •        HB 2339—Changing age of consent for sexual relations-Referred to Judiciary 2/12. In Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 2/13. •        HB 2358–Removing age requirement from crime of female genital mutilation—in House Corrections and Juvenile Justice. Hearing scheduled for 2/23.  Withdrawn from House Corrections and Juvenile Justice; referred to Appropriations 2/26. •        HB 2417—Abortion; prohibiting decapitation of unborn children—in House Federal and State Affairs 3/24/15. •        HCR 5003-Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elect judicial officers- In House Judiciary on 1/16 •        HCR 5004- Constitutional amendment providing for direct partisan election of Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Passed committee on 2/17. •        HCR 5005- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Amended and Passed committee on 2/17. •        HCR 5006- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; lifetime appointment, subject to removal for cause-In House Judiciary on 1/21 •        HCR 5009-Constitutional amendment; 33% vote against retention of a supreme court justice would result in open position-In House Judiciary on 1/28 •        HCR 5012-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation—In House Judiciary 2/11. •        HCR 5013—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; changing the membership of the supreme court nominating commission-in House Judiciary 2/11.  Hearing scheduled for 3/10. •        HCR 5014—Constitutional amendment; clarifying the power of the legislature to make appropriations-In House Federal and State Affairs on 2/13. •        HCR 5015—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; retaining the supreme court nominating commission, membership amended—In House Judiciary 2/18. •        ERO 43—Transferring Medicaid eligibility processing duties from the Department of Children and Families to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and transferring foster care licensing responsibilities from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to the Department for Children and Families—In Senate Judiciary. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: 2/10. Time for legislative action expired on 3/21/15. Effective date 7/1/15.

Week of April 20, 2015

•        SB 31-Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings-In Senate Assessment and Taxation on 1/28/15. Passed committee 2/4/15.  Received and Introduced in House 3/25/15. Referred to Committee on Taxation 3/30/2015. •        SB 53-Relating to principles of criminal liability; liability for the crimes of another-In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/28/15-Hearing on 2/3. •        SB 56—Removing affirmative defense to promotion to minors of material harmful to minors for public, private or parochial schools—In House Judiciary 3/4/15. •        SB 69-Adanced practice registered nurse-in Senate Public Health and Welfare-hearing 1/29 •        SB 75-Amending the patient protection act to prohibit the use of certain provisions in agreements-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing on 2/18. •        SB 85-Length of regular legislative session in odd-numbered years-In Senate Federal and State Affairs on 1/28 •        SB 87-Secretary of State; rules regarding political action committees-In Senate Ethics and Elections on 1/28           •        SB 95-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-Passed Senate as amended; Yeas 31, Nays 9.-Refered to House Federal and State Affairs Committee, 2/24/15.  Hearing scheduled for Monday March 9 at 9 am. Passed Committee 3/11/15. House passed Final Action 98-26 on 3/25/15. Approved by Governor on 4/7/15 •        SB 96-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-Senate Judiciary 1/29. •        SB 101-Amending the definition of ‘health care provider’ in the health care provider insurance availability act to exclude certain persons- Passed Senate, Introduced in House 2/20. Referred to House Insurance Committee 3/4/15. Hearing in Insurance: 3/11/15. Passed Committee 3/19/15. Non-concurred; Conference Committee Requested 3/25/15. In Conference Committee; Appointed Schwab, Bruchman and Houston 3/30/15. •        SB 102-Access to opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29 •        SB 117-Allowing certain health care providers and health care systems to qualify to become self-insurers through the health care stabilization fund-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance passed as amended 2/11.  Referred to House Insurance 3/4/15. 03/11/2015 – House. Scheduled Hearing in Insurance: 3/16/15. Withdrawn from Taxation; rereferred to Insurance 3/20/15. House emergencied to Final Action, passed as amended 3/25/15. Conference Committee Report adopted and available 4/2/15. Enrolled and Presented to Governor 4/10/15. •        SB 122-Hospital facility fees-Introduced on 1/30. Scheduled Briefing and Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N •        SB 172-Enacting the patient right to shop act—In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 2/10. •        SB 181-Medicaid; restrictions of prescription-only drugs-In Senate Health and Welfare on 2/11. Hearing scheduled 2/17. Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 39, Nays 1 on 2/26/15.  Referred to the House Health and Human Services committee 3/5. Scheduled Hearing in Health and Human Services: 3/16/15. •        SB 197-Applying the open meetings act to the Supreme Court nominating commission and judicial district nominating commissions—In Senate Judiciary, hearing scheduled Wednesday 2/18.  Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 35, Nays 4 on 2/26/15.  Referred to Judiciary 3/5. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: 3/18/15. •        SB 285-Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records.—In Senate Public Health and Welfare, scheduled hearing on 3/17. •        SB 297—Grounds for impeachment of Kansas supreme court justices—In Senate Judiciary 3/25/15. •        HB 2018-Images of children in a state of nudity-Referred to House Appropriations 2/20. •        HB 2031-School district plan addressing child sexual abuse-Committee Report: recommending bill be passed as amended by Corrections and Juvenile Justice 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. •        HB 2045-Relating to eligibility requirements for the Kansas program of medical assistance-In House Health and Human Services on 1/28 •        HB 2046-Repealing the health care compact-In House Health and Human Services on 1/21 •        HB 2073-Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices-In House Judiciary on 1/22.  Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/24/15. •        HB 2081-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-in House Judiciary on 1/23 •        HB 2108-Elections; straight ticket ballots-In House Elections on 1/28. Recommended bill be passed as amended 2/3. Stricken from Calendar by Rule 1507 on 3/4/15. •        HB 2129-Abolising the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder-In House Judiciary on 1/28. Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. •        HB 2130-Relating to wrongful death actions; increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded-In House Judiciary on 1/28 •        HB 2144-Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change-In House Elections on 1/28 •        HB 2145-Help Kansas Vote Act-In House Elections on 1/28 •        HB 2147-Amending the protection from Abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act- In House Judiciary. Hearing scheduled 2/19. •        HB 2187-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In House Federal and State Affairs on 1/30 •        HB 2199—School districts; human sexuality education, policies and procedures—In Education. Passed Committee on 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. •        HB 2211—Campaign finance; soliciting campaign funds—In Elections committee on 2/4. Hearing scheduled for 2/9/15; cancelled. Hearing scheduled for 2/11/15. •        HB 2213—Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period.—in Elections. Passed committee on 2/19. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. Amended and Passed Committee on 3/19/15. •        HB 2215—Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds—In Elections.  Passed Committee on 2/19.  Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. Amended and Passed Committee on 3/19/15. •        HB 2221—Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions—In Judiciary. Passed Committee on 2/20. Stricken from Calendar 3/4/15. •        HB 2251—Elections; ballot on demand; advance voting changes; electronic polling books—in Elections 2/6. •        HB 2280—Board of nursing; certified nurse-midwife. In House Health and Human Services 2/11. Withdrawn from Taxation; referred to Health and Human Services 3/4/2015. Withdrawn from Health and Human Services; rereferred to Taxation 3/17/15. •        HB 2301—Authorizing the House committee on judiciary to meet when the legislature is not in session for the purpose of judicial nominations; contingent on adoption of a constitutional amendment.—In House Judiciary 2/12. •        HB 2321—Expanding the definition of charitable health care providers—withdrawn from Health and Human Services; referred to Appropriations 2/17/2015 •        HB 2324—Stillbirth research and dignity act—In House Health and Human Services 2/13. •        HB 2339—Changing age of consent for sexual relations-Referred to Judiciary 2/12. In Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 2/13. •        HB 2358–Removing age requirement from crime of female genital mutilation—in House Corrections and Juvenile Justice. Hearing scheduled for 2/23.  Withdrawn from House Corrections and Juvenile Justice; referred to Appropriations 2/26.           •        HB 2417—Abortion; prohibiting decapitation of unborn children—in House Federal and State Affairs—3/24/15.•        HCR 5003-Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elect judicial officers- In House Judiciary on 1/16 •        HCR 5004- Constitutional amendment providing for direct partisan election of Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Passed committee on 2/17. •        HCR 5005- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Amended and Passed committee on 2/17. •        HCR 5006- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; lifetime appointment, subject to removal for cause-In House Judiciary on 1/21 •        HCR 5009-Constitutional amendment; 33% vote against retention of a supreme court justice would result in open position-In House Judiciary on 1/28 •        HCR 5012-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation—In House Judiciary 2/11. •        HCR 5013—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; changing the membership of the supreme court nominating commission-in House Judiciary 2/11.  Hearing scheduled for 3/10. •        HCR 5014—Constitutional amendment; clarifying the power of the legislature to make appropriations-In House Federal and State Affairs on 2/13. •        HCR 5015—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; retaining the supreme court nominating commission, membership amended—In House Judiciary 2/18. •        ERO 43—Transferring Medicaid eligibility processing duties from the Department of Children and Families to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and transferring foster care licensing responsibilities from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to the Department for Children and Families—In Senate Judiciary. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: 2/10. Time for legislative action expired on 3/21/15. Effective date 7/1/15.

Week of April 6, 2015

  • SB 31-Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings-In Senate Assessment and Taxation on 1/28/15. Passed committee 2/4/15.  Received and Introduced in House 3/25/15. Referred to Committee on Taxation 3/30/2015.
  • SB 53-Relating to principles of criminal liability; liability for the crimes of another-In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/28/15-Hearing on 2/3.
  • SB 56—Removing affirmative defense to promotion to minors of material harmful to minors for public, private or parochial schools—In House Judiciary 3/4/15.
  • SB 69-Adanced practice registered nurse-in Senate Public Health and Welfare-hearing 1/29
  • SB 75-Amending the patient protection act to prohibit the use of certain provisions in agreements-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing on 2/18.
  • SB 85-Length of regular legislative session in odd-numbered years-In Senate Federal and State Affairs on 1/28
  • SB 87-Scretary of State; rules regarding political action committees-In Ethics and Elections on 1/28
  • SB 95-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-Passed Senate as amended; Yeas 31, Nays 9.-Refered to House Federal and State Affairs Committee, 2/24/15.  Hearing scheduled for Monday March 9 at 9 am. Passed Committee 3/11/15. House passed Final Action 98-26 on 3/25/15. Approved by Governor on 3/7/15
  • SB 96-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-Senate Judiciary 1/29.
  • SB 101-Amending the definition of ‘health care provider’ in the health care provider insurance availability act to exclude certain persons- Passed Senate, Introduced in House 2/20. Referred to House Insurance Committee 3/4/15. Hearing in Insurance: 3/11/15. Passed Committee 3/19/15. Non-concurred; Conference Committee Requested 3/25/15. Motion to accede adopted 3/30/15.
  • SB 102-Access to opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29
  • SB 117-Allowing certain health care providers and health care systems to qualify to become self-insurers through the health care stabilization fund-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance passed as amended 2/11.  Referred to House Insurance 3/4/15. 03/11/2015 – House. Scheduled Hearing in Insurance: 3/16/15. Withdrawn from Taxation; rereferred to Insurance 3/20/15. House emergencied to Final Action, passed as amended 3/25/15. Conference Committee Report adopted and available 4/2/15.
  • SB 122-Hospital facility fees-Introduced on 1/30. Scheduled Briefing and Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 172-Enacting the patient right to shop act—In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 2/10.
  • SB 181-Medicaid; restrictions of prescription-only drugs-In Senate Health and Welfare on 2/11. Hearing scheduled 2/17. Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 39, Nays 1 on 2/26/15.  Referred to the House Health and Human Services committee 3/5. Scheduled Hearing in Health and Human Services: 3/16/15.
  • SB 197-Applying the open meetings act to the Supreme Court nominating commission and judicial district nominating commissions—In Senate Judiciary, hearing scheduled Wednesday 2/18.  Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 35, Nays 4 on 2/26/15.  Referred to Judiciary 3/5. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: 3/18/15.
  • SB 285-Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records.—In Senate Public Health and Welfare, scheduled hearing on 3/17.
  • SB 297—Grounds for impeachment of Kansas supreme court justices—In Senate Judiciary 3/25/15.
  • HB 2018-Images of children in a state of nudity-Referred to House Appropriations 2/20.
  • HB 2031-School district plan addressing child sexual abuse-Committee Report: recommending bill be passed as amended by Corrections and Juvenile Justice 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2045-Relating to eligibility requirements for the Kansas program of medical assistance-In House Health and Human Services on 1/28
  • HB 2046-Repealing the health care compact-In House Health and Human Services on 1/21
  • HB 2073-Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices-In House Judiciary on 1/22.  Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/24/15.
  • HB 2081-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-in house judiciary on 1/23
  • HB 2108-Elections; straight ticket ballots-In House Elections on 1/28. Recommended bill be passed as amended 2/3. Stricken from Calendar by Rule 1507 on 3/4/15.
  • HB 2129-Abolising the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder-In House Judiciary on 1/28. Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2130-Relating to wrongful death actions; increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2144-Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2145-Help Kansas Vote Act-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2147-Amending the protection from Abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act- In House Judiciary. Hearing scheduled 2/19.
  • HB 2187-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In House Federal and State Affairs on 1/30
  • HB 2199—School districts; human sexuality education, policies and procedures—In Education. Passed Committee on 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2211—Campaign finance; soliciting campaign funds—In Elections committee on 2/4. Hearing scheduled for 2/9/15; cancelled. Hearing scheduled for 2/11/15.
  • HB 2213—Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period.—in Elections. Passed committee on 2/19. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. Amended and Passed Committee on 3/19/15.
  • HB 2215—Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds—In Elections.  Passed Committee on 2/19.  Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. Amended and Passed Committee on 3/19/15.
  • HB 2221—Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions—In Judiciary. Passed Committee on 2/20. Stricken from Calendar 3/4/15.
  • HB 2251—Elections; ballot on demand; advance voting changes; electronic polling books—in Elections 2/6.
  • HB 2280—Board of nursing; certified nurse-midwife. In House Health and Human Services 2/11. Withdrawn from Taxation; referred to Health and Human Services 3/4/2015. Withdrawn from Health and Human Services; rereferred to Taxation 3/17/15.
  • HB 2301—Authorizing the House committee on judiciary to meet when the legislature is not in session for the purpose of judicial nominations; contingent on adoption of a constitutional amendment.—In House Judiciary 2/12.
  • HB 2321—Expanding the definition of charitable health care providers—withdrawn from Health and Human Services; referred to Appropriations 2/17/2015
  • HB 2324—Stillbirth research and dignity act—In House Health and Human Services 2/13.
  • HB 2339—Changing age of consent for sexual relations-Referred to Judiciary 2/12. In Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 2/13.
  • HB 2358–Removing age requirement from crime of female genital mutilation—in House Corrections and Juvenile Justice. Hearing scheduled for 2/23.  Withdrawn from House Corrections and Juvenile Justice; referred to Appropriations 2/26.
  • HB 2417—Abortion; prohibiting decapitation of unborn children—in House Federal and State Affairs—3/24/15.
  • HCR 5003-Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elect judicial officers- In House Judiciary on 1/16
  • HCR 5004-Constitional amendment providing for direct partisan election of Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5005- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Amended and Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5006- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; lifetime appointment, subject to removal for cause-In House Judiciary on 1/21
  • HCR 5009-Constitutional amendment; 33% vote against retention of a supreme court justice would result in open position-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HCR 5012-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation—In House Judiciary 2/11.
  • HCR 5013—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; changing the membership of the supreme court nominating commission-in House Judiciary 2/11.  Hearing scheduled for 3/10.
  • HCR 5014—Constitutional amendment; clarifying the power of the legislature to make appropriations-In House Federal and State Affairs on 2/13.
  • HCR 5015—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; retaining the supreme court nominating commission, membership amended—In House Judiciary 2/18.
  • ERO 43—Transferring Medicaid eligibility processing duties from the Department of Children and Families to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and transferring foster care licensing responsibilities from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to the Department for Children and Families—In Senate Judiciary. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: 2/10. Time for legislative action expired on 3/21/15. Effective date 7/1/15.

Week of March 29, 2015

  • SB 31-Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings-In Senate Assessment and Taxation on 1/28/15. Passed committee 2/4/15.  Received and Introduced in House 3/25/15.
  • SB 53-Relating to principles of criminal liability; liability for the crimes of another-In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/28/15-Hearing on 2/3.
  • SB 56—Removing affirmative defense to promotion to minors of material harmful to minors for public, private or parochial schools—In House Judiciary 3/4/15.
  • SB 69-Adanced practice registered nurse-in Senate Public Health and Welfare-hearing 1/29
  • SB 75-Amending the patient protection act to prohibit the use of certain provisions in agreements-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing on 2/18.
  • SB 85-Length of regular legislative session in odd-numbered years-In Senate Federal and State Affairs on 1/28
  • SB 87-Scretary of State; rules regarding political action committees-In Ethics and Elections on 1/28
  • SB 95-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-Passed Senate as amended; Yeas 31, Nays 9.-Refered to House Federal and State Affairs Committee, 2/24/15.  Hearing scheduled for Monday March 9 at 9 am. Passed Committee 3/11/15. House passed Final Action 98-26 on 3/25/15.
  • SB 96-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-Senate Judiciary 1/29.
  • SB 101-Amending the definition of ‘health care provider’ in the health care provider insurance availability act to exclude certain persons- Passed Senate, Introduced in House 2/20. Referred to House Insurance Committee 3/4/15. Hearing in Insurance: 3/11/15. Passed Committee 3/19/15. Non-concurred; Conference Committee Requested 3/25/15.
  • SB 102-Access to opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29
  • SB 117-Allowing certain health care providers and health care systems to qualify to become self-insurers through the health care stabilization fund-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance passed as amended 2/11.  Referred to House Insurance 3/4/15. 03/11/2015 – House. Scheduled Hearing in Insurance: 3/16/15. Withdrawn from Taxation; rereferred to Insurance 3/20/15. House emergencied to Final Action, passed as amended 3/25/15.
  • SB 122-Hospital facility fees-Introduced on 1/30. Scheduled Briefing and Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 172-Enacting the patient right to shop act—In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 2/10.
  • SB 181-Medicaid; restrictions of prescription-only drugs-In Senate Health and Welfare on 2/11. Hearing scheduled 2/17. Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 39, Nays 1 on 2/26/15.  Referred to the House Health and Human Services committee 3/5. Scheduled Hearing in Health and Human Services: 3/16/15.
  • SB 197-Applying the open meetings act to the Supreme Court nominating commission and judicial district nominating commissions—In Senate Judiciary, hearing scheduled Wednesday 2/18.  Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 35, Nays 4 on 2/26/15.  Referred to Judiciary 3/5. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: 3/18/15.
  • SB 285-Healing arts licensees, resident active licenses and health care records.—In Senate Public Health and Welfare, scheduled hearing on 3/17.
  • SB 297—Grounds for impeachment of Kansas supreme court justices—In Senate Judiciary 3/25/15.
  • HB 2018-Images of children in a state of nudity-Referred to House Appropriations 2/20.
  • HB 2031-School district plan addressing child sexual abuse-Committee Report: recommending bill be passed as amended by Corrections and Juvenile Justice 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2045-Relating to eligibility requirements for the Kansas program of medical assistance-In House Health and Human Services on 1/28
  • HB 2046-Repealing the health care compact-In House Health and Human Services on 1/21
  • HB 2073-Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices-In House Judiciary on 1/22.  Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/24/15.
  • HB 2081-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-in house judiciary on 1/23
  • HB 2108-Elections; straight ticket ballots-In House Elections on 1/28. Recommended bill be passed as amended 2/3.
  • HB 2129-Abolising the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder-In House Judiciary on 1/28. Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2130-Relating to wrongful death actions; increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2144-Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2145-Help Kansas Vote Act-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2147-Amending the protection from Abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act- In House Judiciary. Hearing scheduled 2/19.
  • HB 2187-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In House Federal and State Affairs on 1/30
  • HB 2199—School districts; human sexuality education, policies and procedures—In Education. Passed Committee on 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2211—Campaign finance; soliciting campaign funds—In Elections committee on 2/4. Hearing scheduled for 2/9/15; cancelled. Hearing scheduled for 2/11/15.
  • HB 2213—Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period.—in Elections. Passed committee on 2/19. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. Amended and Passed Committee on 3/19/15.
  • HB 2215—Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds—In Elections.  Passed Committee on 2/19.  Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. Amended and Passed Committee on 3/19/15.
  • HB 2221—Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions—In Judiciary. Passed Committee on 2/20.
  • HB 2251—Elections; ballot on demand; advance voting changes; electronic polling books—in Elections 2/6.
  • HB 2280—Board of nursing; certified nurse-midwife. In House Health and Human Services 2/11. Withdrawn from Taxation; referred to Health and Human Services 3/4/2015. Withdrawn from Health and Human Services; rereferred to Taxation 3/17/15.
  • HB 2301—Authorizing the House committee on judiciary to meet when the legislature is not in session for the purpose of judicial nominations; contingent on adoption of a constitutional amendment.—In House Judiciary 2/12.
  • HB 2321—Expanding the definition of charitable health care providers—withdrawn from Health and Human Services; referred to Appropriations 2/17/2015
  • HB 2324—Stillbirth research and dignity act—In House Health and Human Services 2/13.
  • HB 2339—Changing age of consent for sexual relations-In Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 2/13.
  • HB 2358–Removing age requirement from crime of female genital mutilation—in House Corrections and Juvenile Justice. Hearing scheduled for 2/23.  Withdrawn from House Corrections and Juvenile Justice; referred to Appropriations 2/26.
  • HB 2417—Abortion; prohibiting decapitation of unborn children—in House Federal and State Affairs—3/24/15.
  • HCR 5003-Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elect judicial officers- In House Judiciary on 1/16
  • HCR 5004-Constitional amendment providing for direct partisan election of Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5005- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Amended and Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5006- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; lifetime appointment, subject to removal for cause-In House Judiciary on 1/21
  • HCR 5009-Constitutional amendment; 33% vote against retention of a supreme court justice would result in open position-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HCR 5012-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation—In House Judiciary 2/11.
  • HCR 5013—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; changing the membership of the supreme court nominating commission-in House Judiciary 2/11.  Hearing scheduled for 3/10.
  • HCR 5014—Constitutional amendment; clarifying the power of the legislature to make appropriations-In House Federal and State Affairs on 2/13.
  • HCR 5015—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; retaining the supreme court nominating commission, membership amended—In House Judiciary 2/18.
  • ERO 43—Transferring Medicaid eligibility processing duties from the Department of Children and Families to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and transferring foster care licensing responsibilities from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to the Department for Children and Families—In Senate Judiciary. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: 2/10.

Week of March 23, 2015

  • SB 31-Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings-In Senate Assessment and Taxation on 1/28/15. Passed committee 2/4/15.
  • SB 53-Relating to principles of criminal liability; liability for the crimes of another-In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/28/15-Hearing on 2/3.
  • SB 56—Removing affirmative defense to promotion to minors of material harmful to minors for public, private or parochial schools—In House Judiciary 3/4/15.
  • SB 69-Adanced practice registered nurse-in Senate Public Health and Welfare-hearing 1/29
  • SB 75-Amending the patient protection act to prohibit the use of certain provisions in agreements-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing on 2/18.
  • SB 85-Length of regular legislative session in odd-numbered years-In Senate Federal and State Affairs on 1/28
  • SB 87-Scretary of State; rules regarding political action committees-In Ethics and Elections on 1/28
  • SB 95-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-Passed Senate as amended; Yeas 31, Nays 9.-Refered to House Federal and State Affairs Committee, 2/24/15.  Hearing scheduled for Monday March 9 at 9 am. Passed Committee 3/11/15
  • SB 96-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-Senate Judiciary 1/29.
  • SB 101-Amending the definition of ‘health care provider’ in the health care provider insurance availability act to exclude certain persons- Passed Senate, Introduced in House 2/20. Referred to House Insurance Committee 3/4/15. Hearing in Insurance: 3/11/15. Passed Committee 3/19/15.
  • SB 102-Access to opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29
  • SB 117-Allowing certain health care providers and health care systems to qualify to become self-insurers through the health care stabilization fund-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance passed as amended 2/11.  Referred to House Insurance 3/4/15. 03/11/2015 – House. Scheduled Hearing in Insurance: 3/16/15. Withdrawn from Taxation; rereferred to Insurance 3/20/15.
  • SB 122-Hospital facility fees-Introduced on 1/30. Scheduled Briefing and Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 172-Enacting the patient right to shop act—In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 2/10.
  • SB 181-Medicaid; restrictions of prescription-only drugs-In Senate Health and Welfare on 2/11. Hearing scheduled 2/17. Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 39, Nays 1 on 2/26/15.  Referred to the House Health and Human Services committee 3/5. Scheduled Hearing in Health and Human Services: 3/16/15.
  • SB 197-Applying the open meetings act to the Supreme Court nominating commission and judicial district nominating commissions—In Senate Judiciary, hearing scheduled Wednesday 2/18.  Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 35, Nays 4 on 2/26/15.  Referred to Judiciary 3/5. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: 3/18/15.
  • HB 2018-Images of children in a state of nudity-Referred to House Appropriations 2/20.
  • HB 2031-School district plan addressing child sexual abuse-Committee Report: recommending bill be passed as amended by Corrections and Juvenile Justice 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2045-Relating to eligibility requirements for the Kansas program of medical assistance-In House Health and Human Services on 1/28
  • HB 2046-Repealing the health care compact-In House Health and Human Services on 1/21
  • HB 2073-Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices-In House Judiciary on 1/22.  Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/24/15.
  • HB 2081-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-in house judiciary on 1/23
  • HB 2108-Elections; straight ticket ballots-In House Elections on 1/28. Recommended bill be passed as amended 2/3.
  • HB 2129-Abolising the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder-In House Judiciary on 1/28. Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2130-Relating to wrongful death actions; increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2144-Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2145-Help Kansas Vote Act-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2147-Amending the protection from Abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act- In House Judiciary. Hearing scheduled 2/19.
  • HB 2187-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In House Federal and State Affairs on 1/30
  • HB 2199—School districts; human sexuality education, policies and procedures—In Education. Passed Committee on 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2211—Campaign finance; soliciting campaign funds—In Elections committee on 2/4. Hearing scheduled for 2/9/15; cancelled. Hearing scheduled for 2/11/15.
  • HB 2213—Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period.—in Elections. Passed committee on 2/19. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. Amended and Passed Committee on 3/19/15.
  • HB 2215—Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds—In Elections.  Passed Committee on 2/19.  Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15. Amended and Passed Committee on 3/19/15.
  • HB 2221—Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions—In Judiciary. Passed Committee on 2/20.
  • HB 2251—Elections; ballot on demand; advance voting changes; electronic polling books—in Elections 2/6.
  • HB 2280—Board of nursing; certified nurse-midwife. In House Health and Human Services 2/11. Withdrawn from Taxation; referred to Health and Human Services 3/4/2015. Withdrawn from Health and Human Services; rereferred to Taxation 3/17/15.
  • HB 2301—Authorizing the House committee on judiciary to meet when the legislature is not in session for the purpose of judicial nominations; contingent on adoption of a constitutional amendment.—In House Judiciary 2/12.
  • HB 2321—Expanding the definition of charitable health care providers—withdrawn from Health and Human Services; referred to Appropriations 2/17/2015
  • HB 2324—Stillbirth research and dignity act—In House Health and Human Services 2/13.
  • HB 2339—Changing age of consent for sexual relations-In Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 2/13.
  • HB 2358–Removing age requirement from crime of female genital mutilation—in House Corrections and Juvenile Justice. Hearing scheduled for 2/23.  Withdrawn from House Corrections and Juvenile Justice; referred to Appropriations 2/26.
  • HCR 5003-Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elect judicial officers- In House Judiciary on 1/16
  • HCR 5004-Constitional amendment providing for direct partisan election of Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5005- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Amended and Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5006- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; lifetime appointment, subject to removal for cause-In House Judiciary on 1/21
  • HCR 5009-Constitutional amendment; 33% vote against retention of a supreme court justice would result in open position-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HCR 5012-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation—In House Judiciary 2/11.
  • HCR 5013—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; changing the membership of the supreme court nominating commission-in House Judiciary 2/11.  Hearing scheduled for 3/10.
  • HCR 5014—Constitutional amendment; clarifying the power of the legislature to make appropriations-In House Federal and State Affairs on 2/13.
  • HCR 5015—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; retaining the supreme court nominating commission, membership amended—In House Judiciary 2/18.
  • ERO 43—Transferring Medicaid eligibility processing duties from the Department of Children and Families to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and transferring foster care licensing responsibilities from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to the Department for Children and Families—In Senate Judiciary. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: 2/10.

Week of March 16, 2015

  • SB 31-Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings-In Senate Assessment and Taxation on 1/28/15. Passed committee 2/4/15.
  • SB 53-Relating to principles of criminal liability; liability for the crimes of another-In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/28/15-Hearing on 2/3.
  • SB 56—Removing affirmative defense to promotion to minors of material harmful to minors for public, private or parochial schools—In House Judiciary 3/4/15.
  • SB 69-Adanced practice registered nurse-in Senate Public Health and Welfare-hearing 1/29
  • SB 75-Amending the patient protection act to prohibit the use of certain provisions in agreements-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing on 2/18.
  • SB 85-Length of regular legislative session in odd-numbered years-In Senate Federal and State Affairs on 1/28
  • SB 87-Scretary of State; rules regarding political action committees-In Ethics and Elections on 1/28
  • SB 95-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-Passed Senate as amended; Yeas 31, Nays 9.-Refered to House Federal and State Affairs Committee, 2/24/15.  Hearing scheduled for Monday March 9 at 9 am. Passed Committee 3/11/15
  • SB 96-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-Senate Judiciary 1/29.
  • SB 101-Amending the definition of ‘health care provider’ in the health care provider insurance availability act to exclude certain persons- Passed Senate, Introduced in House 2/20. Referred to House Insurance Committee 3/4/15. Hearing in Insurance: 3/11/15
  • SB 102-Access to opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29
  • SB 117-Allowing certain health care providers and health care systems to qualify to become self-insurers through the health care stabilization fund-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance passed as amended 2/11.  Referred to House Insurance 3/4/15. 03/11/2015 – House. Scheduled Hearing in Insurance: 3/16/15
  • SB 122-Hospital facility fees-Introduced on 1/30. Scheduled Briefing and Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 172-Enacting the patient right to shop act—In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 2/10.
  • SB 181-Medicaid; restrictions of prescription-only drugs-In Senate Health and Welfare on 2/11. Hearing scheduled 2/17. Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 39, Nays 1 on 2/26/15.  Referred to the House Health and Human Services committee 3/5. Scheduled Hearing in Health and Human Services: 3/16/15.
  • SB 197-Applying the open meetings act to the Supreme Court nominating commission and judicial district nominating commissions—In Senate Judiciary, hearing scheduled Wednesday 2/18.  Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 35, Nays 4 on 2/26/15.  Referred to Judiciary 3/5. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: 3/18/15.
  • HB 2018-Images of children in a state of nudity-Referred to House Appropriations 2/20.
  • HB 2031-School district plan addressing child sexual abuse-Committee Report: recommending bill be passed as amended by Corrections and Juvenile Justice 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2045-Relating to eligibility requirements for the Kansas program of medical assistance-In House Health and Human Services on 1/28
  • HB 2046-Repealing the health care compact-In House Health and Human Services on 1/21
  • HB 2073-Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices-In House Judiciary on 1/22.  Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/24/15.
  • HB 2081-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-in house judiciary on 1/23
  • HB 2108-Elections; straight ticket ballots-In House Elections on 1/28. Recommended bill be passed as amended 2/3.
  • HB 2129-Abolising the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder-In House Judiciary on 1/28. Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2130-Relating to wrongful death actions; increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2144-Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2145-Help Kansas Vote Act-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2147-Amending the protection from Abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act- In House Judiciary. Hearing scheduled 2/19.
  • HB 2187-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In House Federal and State Affairs on 1/30
  • HB 2199—School districts; human sexuality education, policies and procedures—In Education. Passed Committee on 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2211—Campaign finance; soliciting campaign funds—In Elections committee on 2/4. Hearing scheduled for 2/9/15.
  • HB 2213—Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period.—in Elections. Passed committee on 2/19. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2215—Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds—In Elections.  Passed Committee on 2/19.  Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2221—Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions—In Judiciary. Passed Committee on 2/20.
  • HB 2251—Elections; ballot on demand; advance voting changes; electronic polling books—in Elections 2/6.
  • HB 2280—Board of nursing; certified nurse-midwife. In House Health and Human Services 2/11. Withdrawn from Taxation; referred to Health and Human Services 3/4/2015.
  • HB 2301—Authorizing the House committee on judiciary to meet when the legislature is not in session for the purpose of judicial nominations; contingent on adoption of a constitutional amendment.—In House Judiciary 2/12.
  • HB 2321—Expanding the definition of charitable health care providers—withdrawn from Health and Human Services; referred to Appropriations 2/17/2015
  • HB 2324—Stillbirth research and dignity act—In House Health and Human Services 2/13.
  • HB 2339—Changing age of consent for sexual relations-In Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 2/13.
  • HB 2358–Removing age requirement from crime of female genital mutilation—in House Corrections and Juvenile Justice. Hearing scheduled for 2/23.  Withdrawn from House Corrections and Juvenile Justice; referred to Appropriations 2/26.
  • HCR 5003-Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elect judicial officers- In House Judiciary on 1/16
  • HCR 5004-Constitional amendment providing for direct partisan election of Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5005- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Amended and Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5006- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; lifetime appointment, subject to removal for cause-In House Judiciary on 1/21
  • HCR 5009-Constitutional amendment; 33% vote against retention of a supreme court justice would result in open position-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HCR 5012-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation—In House Judiciary 2/11.
  • HCR 5013—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; changing the membership of the supreme court nominating commission-in House Judiciary 2/11.  Hearing scheduled for 3/10.
  • HCR 5014—Constitutional amendment; clarifying the power of the legislature to make appropriations-In House Federal and State Affairs on 2/13.
  • HCR 5015—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; retaining the supreme court nominating commission, membership amended—In House Judiciary 2/18.
  • ERO 43—Transferring Medicaid eligibility processing duties from the Department of Children and Families to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and transferring foster care licensing responsibilities from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to the Department for Children and Families—In Senate Judiciary. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: 2/10.

Week of March 10, 2015

2015 Legislative Calendar March 9

  • SB 31-Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings-In Senate Assessment and Taxation on 1/28/15. Passed committee 2/4/15.
  • SB 53-Relating to principles of criminal liability; liability for the crimes of another-In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/28/15-Hearing on 2/3
  • SB 56—Removing affirmative defense to promotion to minors of material harmful to minors for public, private or parochial schools—In House Judiciary 3/4/15.
  • SB 69-Adanced practice registered nurse-in Senate Public Health and Welfare-hearing 1/29
  • SB 75-Amending the patient protection act to prohibit the use of certain provisions in agreements-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing on 2/18.
  • SB 85-Length of regular legislative session in odd-numbered years-In Senate Federal and State Affairs on 1/28
  • SB 87-Scretary of State; rules regarding political action committees-In Ethics and Elections on 1/28
  • SB 95-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-Passed Senate as amended; Yeas 31, Nays 9.-Refered to House Federal and State Affairs Committee, 2/24/15.  Hearing scheduled for Monday March 9 at 9 am. 
  • SB 96-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-Senate Judiciary 1/29.
  • SB 101-Amending the definition of ‘health care provider’ in the health care provider insurance availability act to exclude certain persons- Passed Senate, Introduced in House 2/20. Referred to House Insurance Committee 3/4/15.
  • SB 102-Access to opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29
  • SB 117-Allowing certain health care providers and health care systems to qualify to become self-insurers through the health care stabilization fund-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance passed as amended 2/11.  Referred to House Insurance 3/4/15.
  • SB 122-Hospital facility fees-Introduced on 1/30. Scheduled Briefing and Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 172-Enacting the patient right to shop act—In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 2/10.
  • SB 181-Medicaid; restrictions of prescription-only drugs-In Senate Health and Welfare on 2/11. Hearing scheduled 2/17. Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 39, Nays 1 on 2/26/15.  Referred to the House Health and Human Services committee 3/5.
  • SB 197-Applying the open meetings act to the Supreme Court nominating commission and judicial district nominating commissions—In Senate Judiciary, hearing scheduled Wednesday 2/18.  Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 35, Nays 4 on 2/26/15.  Referred to Judiciary 3/5.
  • HB 2018-Images of children in a state of nudity-Referred to House Appropriations 2/20.
  • HB 2031-School district plan addressing child sexual abuse-Committee Report: recommending bill be passed as amended by Corrections and Juvenile Justice 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2045-Relating to eligibility requirements for the Kansas program of medical assistance-In House Health and Human Services on 1/28
  • HB 2046-Repealing the health care compact-In House Health and Human Services on 1/21
  • HB 2073-Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices-In House Judiciary on 1/22.  Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/24/15.
  • HB 2081-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-in house judiciary on 1/23
  • HB 2108-Elections; straight ticket ballots-In House Elections on 1/28. Recommended bill be passed as amended 2/3.
  • HB 2129-Abolising the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder-In House Judiciary on 1/28. Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2130-Relating to wrongful death actions; increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2144-Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2145-Help Kansas Vote Act-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2147-Amending the protection from Abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act- In House Judiciary. Hearing scheduled 2/19.
  • HB 2187-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In House Federal and State Affairs on 1/30
  • HB 2199—School districts; human sexuality education, policies and procedures—In Education. Passed Committee on 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2211—Campaign finance; soliciting campaign funds—In Elections committee on 2/4. Hearing scheduled for 2/9/15.
  • HB 2213—Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period.—in Elections. Passed committee on 2/19. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2215—Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds—In Elections.  Passed Committee on 2/19.  Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2221—Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions—In Judiciary. Passed Committee on 2/20.
  • HB 2251—Elections; ballot on demand; advance voting changes; electronic polling books—in Elections 2/6.
  • HB 2280—Board of nursing; certified nurse-midwife. In House Health and Human Services 2/11.
  • HB 2301—Authorizing the House committee on judiciary to meet when the legislature is not in session for the purpose of judicial nominations; contingent on adoption of a constitutional amendment.—In House Judiciary 2/12.
  • HB 2321—Expanding the definition of charitable health care providers—withdrawn from Health and Human Services; referred to Appropriations.
  • HB 2324—Stillbirth research and dignity act—In House Health and Human Services 2/13.
  • HB 2339—Changing age of consent for sexual relations-In Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 2/13.
  • HB 2358–Removing age requirement from crime of female genital mutilation—in House Corrections and Juvenile Justice. Hearing scheduled for 2/23.  Withdrawn from House Corrections and Juvenile Justice; referred to Appropriations 2/26.
  • HCR 5003-Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elect judicial officers- In House Judiciary on 1/16
  • HCR 5004-Constitional amendment providing for direct partisan election of Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5005- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Amended and Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5006- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; lifetime appointment, subject to removal for cause-In House Judiciary on 1/21
  • HCR 5009-Constitutional amendment; 33% vote against retention of a supreme court justice would result in open position-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HCR 5012-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation—In House Judiciary 2/11.
  • HCR 5013—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; changing the membership of the supreme court nominating commission-in House Judiciary 2/11.  Hearing scheduled for 3/10.
  • HCR 5014—Constitutional amendment; clarifying the power of the legislature to make appropriations-In House Federal and State Affairs on 2/13.
  • HCR 5015—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; retaining the supreme court nominating commission, membership amended—In House Judiciary 2/18.
  • ERO 43—Transferring Medicaid eligibility processing duties from the Department of Children and Families to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and transferring foster care licensing responsibilities from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to the Department for Children and Families—In Senate Judiciary.

Week of March 2, 2015

2015 Legislative Calendar March 4 -6

  • SB 31-Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings-In Senate Assessment and Taxation on 1/28/15. Passed committee 2/4/15.
  • SB 53-Relating to principles of criminal liability; liability for the crimes of another-In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/28/15-Hearing on 2/3
  • SB 56—Removing affirmative defense to promotion to minors of material harmful to minors for public, private or parochial schools—In House Judiciary 3/4/15.
  • SB 69-Adanced practice registered nurse-in Senate Public Health and Welfare-hearing 1/29
  • SB 75-Amending the patient protection act to prohibit the use of certain provisions in agreements-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing on 2/18.
  • SB 85-Length of regular legislative session in odd-numbered years-In Senate Federal and State Affairs on 1/28
  • SB 87-Scretary of State; rules regarding political action committees-In Ethics and Elections on 1/28
  • SB 95-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-Passed Senate as amended; Yeas 31, Nays 9.-Refered to House Federal and State Affairs Committee, 2/24/15.  Hearing scheduled for Monday March 9 at 9 am. 
  • SB 96-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-Senate Judiciary 1/29.
  • SB 101-Amending the definition of ‘health care provider’ in the health care provider insurance availability act to exclude certain persons- Passed Senate, Introduced in House 2/20. Referred to House Insurance Committee 3/4/15.
  • SB 102-Access to opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29
  • SB 117-Allowing certain health care providers and health care systems to qualify to become self-insurers through the health care stabilization fund-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance passed as amended 2/11.  Referred to House Insurance 3/4/15.
  • SB 122-Hospital facility fees-Introduced on 1/30. Scheduled Briefing and Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 172-Enacting the patient right to shop act—In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 2/10.
  • SB 181-Medicaid; restrictions of prescription-only drugs-In Senate Health and Welfare on 2/11. Hearing scheduled 2/17. Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 39, Nays 1 on 2/26/15.
  • SB 197-Applying the open meetings act to the Supreme Court nominating commission and judicial district nominating commissions—In Senate Judiciary, hearing scheduled Wednesday 2/18.  Emergencied to Final Action: Passed as amended; Yeas 35, Nays 4 on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2018-Images of children in a state of nudity-Referred to House Appropriations 2/20.
  • HB 2031-School district plan addressing child sexual abuse-Committee Report: recommending bill be passed as amended by Corrections and Juvenile Justice 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2045-Relating to eligibility requirements for the Kansas program of medical assistance-In House Health and Human Services on 1/28
  • HB 2046-Repealing the health care compact-In House Health and Human Services on 1/21
  • HB 2073-Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices-In House Judiciary on 1/22.  Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/24/15.
  • HB 2081-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-in house judiciary on 1/23
  • HB 2108-Elections; straight ticket ballots-In House Elections on 1/28. Recommended bill be passed as amended 2/3.
  • HB 2129-Abolising the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder-In House Judiciary on 1/28. Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2130-Relating to wrongful death actions; increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2144-Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2145-Help Kansas Vote Act-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2147-Amending the protection from Abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act- In House Judiciary. Hearing scheduled 2/19.
  • HB 2187-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In House Federal and State Affairs on 1/30
  • HB 2199—School districts; human sexuality education, policies and procedures—In Education. Passed Committee on 2/20. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2211—Campaign finance; soliciting campaign funds—In Elections committee on 2/4. Hearing scheduled for 2/9/15.
  • HB 2213—Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period.—in Elections. Passed committee on 2/19. Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2215—Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds—In Elections.  Passed Committee on 2/19.  Withdrawn from General Orders; referred to Appropriations on 2/26/15.
  • HB 2221—Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions—In Judiciary. Passed Committee on 2/20.
  • HB 2251—Elections; ballot on demand; advance voting changes; electronic polling books—in Elections 2/6.
  • HB 2280—Board of nursing; certified nurse-midwife. In House Health and Human Services 2/11.
  • HB 2301—Authorizing the House committee on judiciary to meet when the legislature is not in session for the purpose of judicial nominations; contingent on adoption of a constitutional amendment.—In House Judiciary 2/12.
  • HB 2321—Expanding the definition of charitable health care providers—withdrawn from Health and Human Services; referred to Appropriations.
  • HB 2324—Stillbirth research and dignity act—In House Health and Human Services 2/13.
  • HB 2339—Changing age of consent for sexual relations-In Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 2/13.
  • HB 2358–Removing age requirement from crime of female genital mutilation—in House Corrections and Juvenile Justice. Hearing scheduled for 2/23.
  • HCR 5003-Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elect judicial officers- In House Judiciary on 1/16
  • HCR 5004-Constitional amendment providing for direct partisan election of Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5005- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Amended and Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5006- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; lifetime appointment, subject to removal for cause-In House Judiciary on 1/21
  • HCR 5009-Constitutional amendment; 33% vote against retention of a supreme court justice would result in open position-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HCR 5012-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation—In House Judiciary 2/11.
  • HCR 5013—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; changing the membership of the supreme court nominating commission-in House Judiciary 2/11.
  • HCR 5014—Constitutional amendment; clarifying the power of the legislature to make appropriations-In House Federal and State Affairs on 2/13.
  • HCR 5015—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; retaining the supreme court nominating commission, membership amended—In House Judiciary 2/18.
  • ERO 43—Transferring Medicaid eligibility processing duties from the Department of Children and Families to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and transferring foster care licensing responsibilities from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to the Department for Children and Families—In Senate Judiciary.

Week of February 23, 2015

2015 Legislative Calendar February 23 thru 27

  • SB 31-Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings-In Senate Assessment and Taxation on 1/28/15. Passed committee 2/4/15.
  • SB 53-Relating to principles of criminal liability; liability for the crimes of another-In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/28/15-Hearing on 2/3
  • SB 69-Adanced practice registered nurse-in Senate Public Health and Welfare-hearing 1/29
  • SB 75-Amending the patient protection act to prohibit the use of certain provisions in agreements-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing on 2/18.
  • SB 85-Length of regular legislative session in odd-numbered years-In Senate Federal and State Affairs on 1/28
  • SB 87-Scretary of State; rules regarding political action committees-In Senate Ethics and Elections on 1/28
  • SB 95-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-Passed Senate as amended; Yeas 31, Nays 9.
  • SB 96-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-Senate Judiciary 1/29.
  • SB 101-Amending the definition of ‘health care provider’ in the health care provider insurance availability act to exclude certain persons- Passed Senate, Introduced in House 2/20.
  • SB 102-Access to opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29
  • SB 117-Allowing certain health care providers and health care systems to qualify to become self-insurers through the health care stabilization fund-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance passed as amended 2/11.
  • SB 122-Hospital facility fees-Introduced on 1/30. Scheduled Briefing and Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 172-Enacting the patient right to shop act—In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 2/10.
  • SB 181-Medicaid; restrictions of prescription-only drugs-In Senate Health and Welfare on 2/11. Hearing scheduled 2/17.
  • SB 197-Applying the open meetings act to the Supreme Court nominating commission and judicial district nominating commissions—In Senate Judiciary, hearing scheduled Wednesday 2/18.
  • HB 2018-Images of children in a state of nudity-Referred to House Appropriations 2/20.
  • HB 2031-School district plan addressing child sexual abuse-Committee Report: recommending bill be passed as amended by Corrections and Juvenile Justice 2/20.
  • HB 2045-Relating to eligibility requirements for the Kansas program of medical assistance-In House Health and Human Services on 1/28
  • HB 2046-Repealing the health care compact-In House Health and Human Services on 1/21
  • HB 2073-Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices-In House Judiciary on 1/22
  • HB 2081-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-in house judiciary on 1/23
  • HB 2108-Elections; straight ticket ballots-In House Elections on 1/28. Recommended bill be passed as amended 2/3.
  • HB 2129-Abolising the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2130-Relating to wrongful death actions; increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2144-Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2145-Help Kansas Vote Act-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2147-Amending the protection from Abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act- In House Judiciary. Hearing scheduled 2/19.
  • HB 2187-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In House Federal and State Affairs on 1/30
  • HB 2199—School districts; human sexuality education, policies and procedures—In Education. Passed Committee on 2/20.
  • HB 2211—Campaign finance; soliciting campaign funds—In Elections committee on 2/4. Hearing scheduled for 2/9/15.
  • HB 2213—Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period.—in Elections. Passed committee on 2/19.
  • HB 2215—Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds—In Elections.  Passed Committee on 2/19.
  • HB 2221—Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions—In Judiciary. Passed Committee on 2/20.
  • HB 2251—Elections; ballot on demand; advance voting changes; electronic polling books—in Elections 2/6.
  • HB 2280—Board of nursing; certified nurse-midwife. In House Health and Human Services 2/11.
  • HB 2301—Authorizing the House committee on judiciary to meet when the legislature is not in session for the purpose of judicial nominations; contingent on adoption of a constitutional amendment.—In House Judiciary 2/12.
  • HB 2321—Expanding the definition of charitable health care providers—withdrawn from Health and Human Services; referred to Appropriations.
  • HB 2324—Stillbirth research and dignity act—In House Health and Human Services 2/13.
  • HB 2339—Changing age of consent for sexual relations-In Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 2/13.
  • HB 2358–Removing age requirement from crime of female genital mutilation—in House Corrections and Juvenile Justice. Hearing scheduled for 2/23.
  • HCR 5003-Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elect judicial officers- In House Judiciary on 1/16
  • HCR 5004-Constitional amendment providing for direct partisan election of Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5005- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Amended and Passed committee on 2/17.
  • HCR 5006- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; lifetime appointment, subject to removal for cause-In House Judiciary on 1/21
  • HCR 5009-Constitutional amendment; 33% vote against retention of a supreme court justice would result in open position-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HCR 5012-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation—In House Judiciary 2/11.
  • HCR 5013—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; changing the membership of the supreme court nominating commission-in House Judiciary 2/11.
  • HCR 5014—Constitutional amendment; clarifying the power of the legislature to make appropriations-In House Federal and State Affairs on 2/13.

Week of February 17, 2015

2015 Legislative Calendar February 16 thru 21

  • SB 31-Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings-In Senate Assessment and Taxation on 1/28/15. Passed committee 2/4/15.
  • SB 53-Relating to principles of criminal liability; liability for the crimes of another-In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/28/15-Hearing on 2/3
  • SB 69-Adanced practice registered nurse-in Senate Public Health and Welfare-hearing 1/29
  • SB 75-Amending the patient protection act to prohibit the use of certain provisions in agreements-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing on 2/18.
  • SB 85-Length of regular legislative session in odd-numbered years-In Senate Federal and State Affairs on 1/28
  • SB 87-Scretary of State; rules regarding political action committees-In Senate Ethics and Elections on 1/28
  • SB 95-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In Senate Public Health and Welfare-Hearing—passed as amended on 2/12/15.
  • SB 96-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-In Senate Judiciary on 1/29
  • SB 101-Amending the definition of ‘health care provider’ in the health care provider insurance availability act to exclude certain persons-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance, passed as amended on 2/11/15.
  • SB 102-Access to opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29
  • SB 117-Allowing certain health care providers and health care systems to qualify to become self-insurers through the health care stabilization fund-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance passed as amended 2/11.
  • SB 122-Hospital facility fees-Introduced on 1/30. Scheduled Briefing and Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • SB 172-Enacting the patient right to shop act—In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 2/10.
  • SB 181-Medicaid; restrictions of prescription-only drugs-In Senate Health and Welfare on 2/11. Hearing scheduled 2/17.
  • SB 197-Applying the open meetings act to the Supreme Court nominating commission and judicial district nominating commissions—In Senate Judiciary, hearing scheduled Wednesday 2/18.
  • HB 2018-Images of children in a state of nudity-In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice-1/28
  • HB 2031-School district plan addressing child sexual abuse-In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/16. Hearing scheduled for 2/11/15.
  • HB 2045-Relating to eligibility requirements for the Kansas program of medical assistance-In House Health and Human Services on 1/28
  • HB 2046-Repealing the health care compact-In House Health and Human Services on 1/21
  • HB 2073-Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices-In House Judiciary on 1/22
  • HB 2081-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-in house judiciary on 1/23
  • HB 2108-Elections; straight ticket ballots-In House Elections on 1/28. Recommended bill be passed as amended 2/3.
  • HB 2129-Abolising the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2130-Relating to wrongful death actions; increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2144-Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2145-Help Kansas Vote Act-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2147-Amending the protection from Abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act- In House Judiciary. Hearing scheduled 2/19.
  • HB 2187-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In House Federal and State Affairs on 1/30
  • HB 2199—School districts; human sexuality education, policies and procedures—In Education. Hearing on 2/20.
  • HB 2211—Campaign finance; soliciting campaign funds—In Elections committee on 2/4. Hearing scheduled for 2/9/15.
  • HB 2213—Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contributions received during primary period.—in Elections. Action Scheduled on 2/18.
  • HB 2215—Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds—In Elections.  Action Scheduled on 2/18.
  • HB 2221—Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions—In Judiciary. Hearing scheduled 2/18.
  • HB 2251—Elections; ballot on demand; advance voting changes; electronic polling books—in Elections 2/6.
  • HB 2280—Board of nursing; certified nurse-midwife. In House Health and Human Services 2/11.
  • HB 2301—Authorizing the House committee on judiciary to meet when the legislature is not in session for the purpose of judicial nominations; contingent on adoption of a constitutional amendment.—In House Judiciary 2/12.
  • HB 2321—Expanding the definition of charitable health care providers—in House Health and Human Services 2/12.
  • HB 2324—Stillbirth research and dignity act—In House Health and Human Services 2/13.
  • HB 2339—Changing age of consent for sexual relations-In Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 2/13.
  • HB 2358–Removing age requirement from crime of female genital mutilation—in House Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 2/16.
  • HCR 5003-Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elect judicial officers- In House Judiciary on 1/16
  • HCR 5004-Constitional amendment providing for direct partisan election of Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 2/11/2015, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N.
  • HCR 5005- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint Supreme Court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 2/11/2015, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N.  
  • HCR 5006- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; lifetime appointment, subject to removal for cause-In House Judiciary on 1/21
  • HCR 5009-Constitutional amendment; 33% vote against retention of a supreme court justice would result in open position-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HCR 5012-Constitutional amendment; abolishing the supreme court nominating commission; supreme court justices appointed by governor from nominees submitted by House Judiciary committee, subject to Senate confirmation—In House Judiciary 2/11.
  • HCR 5013—Constitutional amendment revising article 3, relating to the judiciary; placing the court of appeals into the constitution; changing the membership of the supreme court nominating commission-in House Judiciary 2/11.
  • HCR 5014—Constitutional amendment; clarifying the power of the legislature to make appropriations-In House Federal and State Affairs on 2/13.

Week of February 9, 2015

2015 Legislative Calendar February 9 thru 13

  • SB 31-Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings-In Senate Assessment and Taxation on 1/28/15. Passed committee 2/4/15.
  • SB 53-Relating to principles of criminal liability; liability for the crimes of another-In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/28/15-Hearing on 2/3
  • SB 69-Adanced practice registered nurse-in Senate Public Health and Welfare-hearing 1/29
  • SB 75-Amending the patient protection act to prohibit the use of certain provisions in agreements-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/27
  • SB 85-Length of regular legislative session in odd-numbered years-In Senate Federal and State Affairs on 1/28
  • SB 87-Scretary of State; rules regarding political action committees-In Senate Ethics and Elections on 1/28
  • SB 95-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In Senate Public Health and Welfare-Hearing on 2/2/15.  Scheduled Final Action in Public Health and Welfare: Thursday, 2/12/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N.
  • SB 96-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-In Senate Judiciary on 1/29
  • SB 101-Amending the definition of ‘health care provider’ in the health care provider insurance availability act to exclude certain persons-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29
  • SB 102-Access to opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29
  • SB 117-Allowing certain health care providers and health care systems to qualify to become self-insurers through the health care stabilization fund-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/30
  • SB 122-Hospital facility fees-Introduced on 1/30. Scheduled Briefing and Hearing in Public Health and Welfare: Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 1:30 PM, Rm 118-N
  • HB 2018-Images of children in a state of nudity-In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice-1/28
  • HB 2031-School district plan addressing child sexual abuse-In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/16. Hearing scheduled for 2/11/15.
  • HB 2045-Relating to eligibility requirements for the Kansas program of medical assistance-In House Health and Human Services on 1/28
  • HB 2046-Repealing the health care compact-In House Health and Human Services on 1/21
  • HB 2073-Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices-In House Judiciary on 1/22
  • HB 2081-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-in house judiciary on 1/23
  • HB 2108-Elections; straight ticket ballots-In House Elections on 1/28. Recommended bill be passed as amended 2/3.
  • HB 2129-Abolising the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2130-Relating to wrongful death actions; increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2144-Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2145-Help Kansas Vote Act-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2147-Amending the protection from Abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act- In House Judiciary on 1/29
  • HB 2187-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In House Federal and State Affairs on 1/30
  • HB 2199—School districts; human sexuality education, policies and procedures—In Education on 2/3.
  • HB 2211—Campaign finance; soliciting campaign funds—In Elections committee on 2/4. Hearing scheduled for 2/9/15.
  • HB 2213—Campaign finance; increasing contribution limits; contricubiotns received during primary period.—in Elections on 2/4.
  • HB 2215—Campaign finance; transfer of campaign funds—In Elections on 2/5
  • HB 2221—Grand juries; witnesses to grand jury instructions—In Judiciary 2/5.
  • HB 2251—Elections; ballot on demand; advance voting changes; electronic polling books—in Elections 2/6.
  • HCR 5003-Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elect judicial officers- In House Judiciary on 1/16
  • HCR 5004-Constitional amendment providing for direct partisan election of supreme court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 2/11/2015, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N.
  • HCR 5005- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21. Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary: Wednesday, 2/11/2015, 3:30 PM, Rm 112-N.  
  • HCR 5006- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; lifetime appointment, subject to removal for cause-In House Judiciary on 1/21
  • HCR 5009-Constitutional amendment; 33% vote against retention of a supreme court justice would result in open position-In House Judiciary on 1/28

Week of February 2, 2015

2015 Legislative Calendar February 2 thr 6

  • SB 31-Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings-In Senate Assessment and Taxation on 1/28/15
  • SB 53-Relating to principles of criminal liability; liability for the crimes of another-In Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/28/15-Hearing on 2/3
  • SB 69-Adanced practice registered nurse-in Senate Public Health and Welfare-hearing 1/29
  • SB 75-Amending the patient protection act to prohibit the use of certain provisions in agreements-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/27
  • SB 85-Length of regular legislative session in odd-numbered years-In Senate Federal and State Affairs on 1/29
  • SB 87-Scretary of State; rules regarding political action committees-In Senate Ethics and Elections on 1/28
  • SB 95-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In Senate Public Health and Welfare-Hearing on 2/2/15
  • SB 96-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-In Senate Judiciary on 1/29
  • SB 101-Amending the definition of ‘health care provider’ in the health care provider insurance availability act to exclude certain persons-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29
  • SB 102-Access to opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent properties-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/29
  • SB 117-Allowing certain health care providers and health care systems to qualify to become self-insurers through the health care stabilization fund-In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance on 1/30
  • SB 122-Hospital facility fees-Introduced on 1/30
  • HB 2018-Images of children in a state of nudity-In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice-1/28
  • HB 2031-School district plan addressing child sexual abuse-In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/16
  • HB 2045-Relating to eligibility requirements for the Kansas program of medical assistance-In House Health and Human Services on 1/28
  • HB 2046-Repealing the health care compact-In House Health and Human Services on 1/21
  • HB 2073-Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices-In House Judiciary on 1/22
  • HB 2081-Kansas disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act-in house judiciary on 1/23
  • HB 2108-Elections; straight ticket ballots-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2129-Abolising the death penalty and creating the crime of aggravated murder-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2130-Relating to wrongful death actions; increasing the amount of damages that may be awarded-In House Judiciary on 1/28
  • HB 2144-Voter registration; affidavit to verify name change-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2145-Help Kansas Vote Act-In House Elections on 1/28
  • HB 2147-Amending the protection from Abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking and sexual assault act- In House Judiciary on 1/29
  • HB 2187-Creating the Kansas unborn child protection from dismemberment abortion act-In House Federal and State Affairs on 1/30
  • HCR 5003-Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elect judicial officers- In House Judiciary on 1/16
  • HCR 5004-Constitional amendment providing for direct partisan election of supreme court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21
  • HCR 5005- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges-In House Judiciary on 1/21
  • HCR 5006- Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges, subject to senate confirmation; lifetime appointment, subject to removal for cause-In House Judiciary on 1/21
  • HCR 5009-Constitutional amendment; 33% vote against retention of a supreme court justice would result in open position-In House Judiciary on 1/28

Week of January 26, 2015

Bill Tracker Jan 24Bills we are tracking:

  • SB 69–Advanced practice registered nurses–in Senate Public Health and Welfare 1/23/15.
  • HB 2018–Images of children in a state of nudity–in House Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/16/15.
  • HB 2031–School distric plan addressing child sexual abuse–in House Corrections and Juvenile Jusice on 1/16/15.
  • HB 2045–Relating to elgibility requirement for Kansas progam of medical assistance–in House Health and Human Services on 1/21/2015.
  • HB 2046–Repealing the health care compact–In House Health and Human Services on 1/21/15.
  • HB 2073–Changing the mandatory retirement age for judges and justices–in House Judiciary on 1/22/15.
  • HB 2081–Kansas disclosrue of unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act–in House Judiciary on 1/23/15.
  • HB 2108–Elections; straight ticket ballots–In House Elections on 1/26/15–hearing scheduled for 1/28/15.
  • HCR 5003–Constitutional amendment extending recall elections to elected judicial officers–In House Judiciary 1/16/15.
  • HCR 5004–Constitutional amendment providing for direct partisan election of supreme court justices and court of appeals judges–in House Judiciary 1/21/15.
  • HCR 5005–Constitutional amendment allowign the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges with senate approval–in House Judiciary 1/21/15.
  • HCR 5006–Constitutional amendment allowing the governor to appoint supreme court justices and court of appeals judges with senate approval and a lifetime appointment–in House Judiciary 1/21/15.

Week of January 19, 2015

Kansas Bill Tracker Jan 16 2015The 2015 Kansas Legisaltive Session started on January 12, 2015.  There has been a potential bill anounced that would seek to ban most second trimester abortions, but it has not been formally introduced yet. Here are other bills we are tracking:

  • HB 2018–Images of children in a state of nudity–In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice, moved from House Judiciary on 1/16.
  • HB 2031–School district plan addressing child sexual abuse; establishing Erin’s law–In House Corrections and Juvenile Justice on 1/16
  • HCR 5003–Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elected judicial officers– In House Judiciary on 1/16

Week of May 19, 2014

Bill Tracker Week of May 16, 2014The 2014 Kansas Legislative Session ended on May 3, 2014.  Over all this session, the Legislature was unable to pass bills restrictive to reproductive rights.  The last day of the legislative session is May 30, 2014.

  • SB 54:   Now is the contents of SB 448/HB 2508–Signed into law on April 17.
  • The law goes into effect on July 1, 2014.
  • SB 251: Real time explanation of health care benefits, Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance, health insurance pre-procedure; what providers will need to inform a patient. Dead
  • SB 258: Uniform vital statistics act; relating to issuance of certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth (Miscarriage reporting stripped out)–Enrolled and presented to the governor, May 9, 2014.  Approved by Governor 5/14/14.
  • SB 259: State child death review board. Dead
  • SB 274: Political Action Committees and legislative leadership: Approved by Governor 5/14/14.
  • SB 310:  Grand Juries; on the Governor’s desk; grand juries; tools to go after abortion providers: approved by Governor, 4/10/14.
  • SB 361: Second health care freedom act, blessed and in Senate Public Health and Welfare, federal subsidy, Kansas insurance exchange, affordable care act; dismantles individual tax credits for health insurance under the ACA.  Dead.
  • SB 401: Promoting materials harmful to minors: Senate Ways and Means; Amended version problematic for 1st Amend protections. Dead
  • SB 417: Court nominations, Senate Judiciary, strip power from courts. Dead.
  • SB 448:  Amendments to statutes regulating abortions, passed House Federal and State Affairs last week; Abortion, medical emergency, women’s right to know.  See SB 54.
  • HB 2070: Time limits for courts, passed Senate Y 32, N 7; pending motion to concur or non-concur; strips power from courts – gives legislature oversight. Dead.
  • HB 2307: Sex Education opt-in; On General Orders in the House.  Dead.
  • HB 2324: Ban abortion when fetal heartbeat detectable.  In House Federal and State Affairs – No Action since 3/25/2013; fetal heartbeat. Dead.
  • HB 2453:  Religious Freedom (RFRA); No action from Senate, President has not intention to run it; rumor has it that Fed and State Chair Brunk may have a RFRA Lite bill drafted to run. Dead.
  • HB 2508:  Amendments to statutes regulating abortions (same as SB 448), On House General Orders – still below the line; Abortion, medical emergency, women’s right to know. See SB 54.
  • HB 2526: Unlawful interference w health care provider, sent from House Health and Human Services to the floor, no action since 3/17/14; crime, health care provider, and crime to hurt provider. Dead.
  • HB 2553:   Health Care Compact, multi-state compact for each state to run its own health plans on fed dime – including MEDICARE. Subject to congressional approval (not gonna happen). Approved by governor on 4/22/14.
  • HB 2613: Still birth certificates/miscarriage reporting; blessed in Senate Ways and Means on 3/26/2014.  KS Star and AP say the miscarriage amendment will be stripped from bill per Pilcher-Cook; stillbirth certificate, miscarriage certificates for unborn, new time definitions of stillbirth and miscarriage that could bring mayhem in the future; miscarriage reporting. DEAD.

Week of May 12, 2014

Bill Tracker Week of May 10, 2014The 2014 Kansas Legislative Session ended on May 3, 2014.  Over all this session, the Legislature was unable to pass bills restrictive to reproductive rights.  The last day of the legislative session is May 30, 2014.

  • SB 54:   Now is the contents of SB 448/HB 2508–Signed into law on April 17.
  • The law goes into effect on July 1, 2014.
  • SB 251: Real time explanation of health care benefits, Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance, health insurance pre-procedure; what providers will need to inform a patient. Dead
  • SB 258: Uniform vital statistics act; relating to issuance of certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth (Miscarriage reporting stripped out)–Enrolled and presented to the governor, May 9, 2014.
  • SB 259: State child death review board. Dead
  • SB 310:  Grand Juries; on the Governor’s desk; grand juries; tools to go after abortion providers: approved by Governor, 4/10/14.
  • SB 361: Second health care freedom act, blessed and in Senate Public Health and Welfare, federal subsidy, Kansas insurance exchange, affordable care act; dismantles individual tax credits for health insurance under the ACA.  Dead.
  • SB 401: Promoting materials harmful to minors: Senate Ways and Means; Amended version problematic for 1st Amend protections. Dead
  • SB 417: Court nominations, Senate Judiciary, strip power from courts. Dead.
  • SB 448:  Amendments to statutes regulating abortions, passed House Federal and State Affairs last week; Abortion, medical emergency, women’s right to know.  See SB 54.
  • HB 2070: Time limits for courts, passed Senate Y 32, N 7; pending motion to concur or non-concur; strips power from courts – gives legislature oversight. Dead.
  • HB 2307: Sex Education opt-in; On General Orders in the House.  Dead.
  • HB 2324: Ban abortion when fetal heartbeat detectable.  In House Federal and State Affairs – No Action since 3/25/2013; fetal heartbeat. Dead.
  • HB 2453:  Religious Freedom (RFRA); No action from Senate, President has not intention to run it; rumor has it that Fed and State Chair Brunk may have a RFRA Lite bill drafted to run. Dead.
  • HB 2508:  Amendments to statutes regulating abortions (same as SB 448), On House General Orders – still below the line; Abortion, medical emergency, women’s right to know. See SB 54.
  • HB 2526: Unlawful interference w health care provider, sent from House Health and Human Services to the floor, no action since 3/17/14; crime, health care provider, and crime to hurt provider. Dead.
  • HB 2553:   Health Care Compact, multi-state compact for each state to run its own health plans on fed dime – including MEDICARE. Subject to congressional approval (not gonna happen). Approved by governor on 4/22/14.
  • HB 2613: Still birth certificates/miscarriage reporting; blessed in Senate Ways and Means on 3/26/2014.  KS Star and AP say the miscarriage amendment will be stripped from bill per Pilcher-Cook; stillbirth certificate, miscarriage certificates for unborn, new time definitions of stillbirth and miscarriage that could bring mayhem in the future; miscarriage reporting. Blessed. Judiciary Conference has mentioned this bill several times as a possible vehicle for its content, and others.  House Chair Kinzer really wants it; Senate Chair King says it will stay below the line on the Senate side [as long as it has miscarriage reporting in it is the unstated reason].  I feel confident we will see Conference action on this bill during Veto Session. DEAD.

Week of May 5, 2014

Bill Tracker Week of April 30 Through May 5, 2014The 2014 Kansas Legislative Session ended on May 3, 2014.  Over all this session, the Legislature was unable to pass bills restrictive to reproductive rights.

SB 54:   Now is the contents of SB 448/HB 2508–Signed into law on April 17.
·  The law goes into effect on July 1, 2014.
·    SB 251: Real time explanation of health care benefits, Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance, health insurance pre-procedure; what providers will need to inform a patient. Dead
·     SB 259: State child death review board. Dead
·     SB 310:  Grand Juries; on the Governor’s desk; grand juries; tools to go after abortion providers: approved by Governor, 4/10/14.
·     SB 361: Second health care freedom act, blessed and in Senate Public Health and Welfare, federal subsidy, Kansas insurance exchange, affordable care act; dismantles individual tax credits for health insurance under the ACA.  Dead.
·     SB 401: Promoting materials harmful to minors: Senate Ways and Means; Amended version problematic for 1st Amend protections. Dead
·     SB 417: Court nominations, Senate Judiciary, strip power from courts. Dead.
·     SB 448:  Amendments to statutes regulating abortions, passed House Federal and State Affairs last week; Abortion, medical emergency, women’s right to know.  See SB 54.
·     HB 2070: Time limits for courts, passed Senate Y 32, N 7; pending motion to concur or non-concur; strips power from courts – gives legislature oversight. Dead.
·     HB 2307: Sex Education opt-in; On General Orders in the House.  Dead.
·     HB 2324: Ban abortion when fetal heartbeat detectable.  In House Federal and State Affairs – No Action since 3/25/2013; fetal heartbeat. Dead.
·     HB 2453:  Religious Freedom (RFRA); No action from Senate, President has not intention to run it; rumor has it that Fed and State Chair Brunk may have a RFRA Lite bill drafted to run. Dead.
·     HB 2508:  Amendments to statutes regulating abortions (same as SB 448), On House General Orders – still below the line; Abortion, medical emergency, women’s right to know. See SB 54.
·     HB 2526: Unlawful interference w health care provider, sent from House Health and Human Services to the floor, no action since 3/17/14; crime, health care provider, and crime to hurt provider. Dead.
·     HB 2553:   Health Care Compact, multi-state compact for each state to run its own health plans on fed dime – including MEDICARE. Subject to congressional approval (not gonna happen). Approved by governor on 4/22/14.
·     HB 2613: Still birth certificates/miscarriage reporting; blessed in Senate Ways and Means on 3/26/2014.  KS Star and AP say the miscarriage amendment will be stripped from bill per Pilcher-Cook; stillbirth certificate, miscarriage certificates for unborn, new time definitions of stillbirth and miscarriage that could bring mayhem in the future; miscarriage reporting. Blessed. Judiciary Conference has mentioned this bill several times as a possible vehicle for its content, and others.  House Chair Kinzer really wants it; Senate Chair King says it will stay below the line on the Senate side [as long as it has miscarriage reporting in it is the unstated reason].  I feel confident we will see Conference action on this bill during Veto Session. DEAD.

Week of April 28, 2014

Bill Tracker Week of April 24, 2014

SB 54:   Now is the contents of SB 448/HB 2508–Signed into law on April 17.
·  The law goes into effect on July 1, 2014.
Other bills we are tracking:
·    SB 251: Real time explanation of health care benefits, Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance, health insurance pre-procedure; what providers will need to inform a patient.  Blessed – still possible and a potential vehicle during Veto Session.
·     SB 259: State child death review board.  On General Orders in the Senate – possible action and amendments during Veto Session.
·     SB 310:  Grand Juries; on the Governor’s desk; grand juries; tools to go after abortion providers: approved by Governor, 4/10/14.
·     SB 361: Second health care freedom act, blessed and in Senate Public Health and Welfare, federal subsidy, Kansas insurance exchange, affordable care act; dismantles individual tax credits for health insurance under the ACA.  Blessed – still possible and a potential vehicle during Veto Session.
·     SB 401: Promoting materials harmful to minors: Senate Ways and Means; Amended version problematic for 1st Amend protections. Blessed – still possible and a potential vehicle during Veto Session.
·     SB 417: Court nominations, Senate Judiciary, strip power from courts. Dead for session unless contents conferenced in another vehicle.
·     SB 448:  Amendments to statutes regulating abortions, passed House Federal and State Affairs last week; Abortion, medical emergency, women’s right to know.  See SB 54.
·     HB 2070: Time limits for courts, passed Senate Y 32, N 7; pending motion to concur or non-concur; strips power from courts – gives legislature oversight. Likely will re-appear in another vehicle in Judicial Conference Committee during Veto Session.  Chairs have been looking for vehicle for several court bills.
·     HB 2307: Sex Education opt-in; On General Orders in the House.  Been on House General Orders since 3/14 – but not worked.  Blessed – possible Veto Session action.
·     HB 2324: Ban abortion when fetal heartbeat detectable.  In House Federal and State Affairs – No Action since 3/25/2013; fetal heartbeat. Blessed – likely dead for session.
·     HB 2453:  Religious Freedom (RFRA); No action from Senate, President has not intention to run it; rumor has it that Fed and State Chair Brunk may have a RFRA Lite bill drafted to run.  Dead for session unless contents conferenced in another vehicle.
·     HB 2508:  Amendments to statutes regulating abortions (same as SB 448), On House General Orders – still below the line; Abortion, medical emergency, women’s right to know. See SB 54.
·     HB 2526: Unlawful interference w health care provider, sent from House Health and Human Services to the floor, no action since 3/17/14; crime, health care provider, and crime to hurt provider.Likely dead for session Committee found many problems with the way 2526 was drafted.
·     HB 2553:   Health Care Compact, multi-state compact for each state to run its own health plans on fed dime – including MEDICARE. Subject to congressional approval (not gonna happen). Approved by governor on 4/22/14.
·     HB 2613: Still birth certificates/miscarriage reporting; blessed in Senate Ways and Means on 3/26/2014.  KS Star and AP say the miscarriage amendment will be stripped from bill per Pilcher-Cook; stillbirth certificate, miscarriage certificates for unborn, new time definitions of stillbirth and miscarriage that could bring mayhem in the future; miscarriage reporting. Blessed. Judiciary Conference has mentioned this bill several times as a possible vehicle for its content, and others.  House Chair Kinzer really wants it; Senate Chair King says it will stay below the line on the Senate side [as long as it has miscarriage reporting in it is the unstated reason].  I feel confident we will see Conference action on this bill during Veto Session.

Week of April 21, 2014

Bill Tracker Week of April 14, 2014

SB 54:  On April 17, the Governor signed SB 54 that was introduced by KFL and the Catholic Conference to clean up some of the language in last year’s Omnibus Abortion bill (HB 2253).
Specifically, the bill:
·   Adds a consistent definition of “bodily function” to one section of law, defining a bodily function to mean physical functions only and not to include mental or emotional functions.
·   Modifies the definition of “medical emergency” to make its use in various statutes consistent by removing references to the determination of gestational age and adding language referring to delays necessary to comply with applicable statutory requirements concerning abortion.
·   Strikes language with regard to a medical emergency, eliminating references to the best medical judgment of the attending physician and the determination of an emergency in order to conform with the new definition of “medical emergency.”
·   Modifies a provision addressing the Kansas Hospital Authority’s facilities is modified regarding the meaning of the term “medical emergency” and the performance of abortions under certain enumerated conditions.
·  Strikes the words “objective, nonjudgmental, scientifically accurate” from language required by law to be posted, along with a web link to information from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, on the websites of private offices, free-standing surgical outpatient clinics, or other facilities or clinics where abortions are performed.
·   Removes inconsistent language in KSA 2013 Supp. 65-4a07 to conform with KSA 2013 Supp. 65-6701 concerning abortions performed when the gestational age of the unborn child is less than 22 weeks and where abortions may be performed.
·  The law goes into effect on July 1, 2014.
Other bills we are tracking:
·    SB 251: Real time explanation of health care benefits, Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance, health insurance pre-procedure; what providers will need to inform a patient.  Blessed – still possible and a potential vehicle during Veto Session.
·     SB 259: State child death review board.  On General Orders in the Senate – possible action and amendments during Veto Session.
·     SB 310:  Grand Juries; on the Governor’s desk; grand juries; tools to go after abortion providers: approved by Governor, 4/10/14.
·     SB 361: Second health care freedom act, blessed and in Senate Public Health and Welfare, federal subsidy, Kansas insurance exchange, affordable care act; dismantles individual tax credits for health insurance under the ACA.  Blessed – still possible and a potential vehicle during Veto Session.
·     SB 401: Promoting materials harmful to minors: Senate Ways and Means; Amended version problematic for 1st Amend protections. Blessed – still possible and a potential vehicle during Veto Session.
·     SB 417: Court nominations, Senate Judiciary, strip power from courts. Dead for session unless contents conferenced in another vehicle.
·     SB 448:  Amendments to statutes regulating abortions, passed House Federal and State Affairs last week; Abortion, medical emergency, women’s right to know.  See SB 54.
·     HB 2070: Time limits for courts, passed Senate Y 32, N 7; pending motion to concur or non-concur; strips power from courts – gives legislature oversight. Likely will re-appear in another vehicle in Judicial Conference Committee during Veto Session.  Chairs have been looking for vehicle for several court bills.
·     HB 2307: Sex Education opt-in; On General Orders in the House.  Been on House General Orders since 3/14 – but not worked.  Blessed – possible Veto Session action.
·     HB 2324: Ban abortion when fetal heartbeat detectable.  In House Federal and State Affairs – No Action since 3/25/2013; fetal heartbeat. Blessed – likely dead for session.
·     HB 2453:  Religious Freedom (RFRA); No action from Senate, President has not intention to run it; rumor has it that Fed and State Chair Brunk may have a RFRA Lite bill drafted to run.  Dead for session unless contents conferenced in another vehicle.
·     HB 2508:  Amendments to statutes regulating abortions (same as SB 448), On House General Orders – still below the line; Abortion, medical emergency, women’s right to know. See SB 54.
·     HB 2526: Unlawful interference w health care provider, sent from House Health and Human Services to the floor, no action since 3/17/14; crime, health care provider, and crime to hurt provider.Likely dead for session Committee found many problems with the way 2526 was drafted.
·     HB 2553:   Health Care Compact, multi-state compact for each state to run its own health plans on fed dime – including MEDICARE. Subject to congressional approval (not gonna happen). Enrolled and sent to the Governor: 4/14/2014.
·     HB 2613: Still birth certificates/miscarriage reporting; blessed in Senate Ways and Means on 3/26/2014.  KS Star and AP say the miscarriage amendment will be stripped from bill per Pilcher-Cook; stillbirth certificate, miscarriage certificates for unborn, new time definitions of stillbirth and miscarriage that could bring mayhem in the future; miscarriage reporting. Blessed. Judiciary Conference has mentioned this bill several times as a possible vehicle for its content, and others.  House Chair Kinzer really wants it; Senate Chair King says it will stay below the line on the Senate side [as long as it has miscarriage reporting in it is the unstated reason].  I feel confident we will see Conference action on this bill during Veto Session.

Week of April 7, 2014

Bill Tracker Week of April 7, 2014

·    SB 54:  Now is the contents of SB 448/HB 2508.  Passed, and going to the Governor for signature.
·    SB 126:  Aggravated murder, Senate Judiciary, pregnancy as affirmative defense to murder.  Dead for the session.
·    SB 251: Real time explanation of health care benefits, Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance, health insurance pre-procedure; what providers will need to inform a patient.  Blessed – still possible and a potential vehicle during Veto Session.
·     SB 259: State child death review board.  On General Orders in the Senate – possible action and amendments during Veto Session.
·     SB 310:  Grand Juries; on the Governor’s desk; grand juries; tools to go after abortion providers.
·     SB 361: Second health care freedom act, blessed and in Senate Public Health and Welfare, federal subsidy, Kansas insurance exchange, affordable care act; dismantles individual tax credits for health insurance under the ACA.  Blessed – still possible and a potential vehicle during Veto Session.
·     SB 362:  ACA Navigator regulation and fees; while this was bravely tabled in House Health and Human Services. Dead for session.
·     SB 376:  School districts; health and human sexuality education; policies and procedures.  Dead for session unless contents conferenced in another vehicle.
·     SB 401: Promoting materials harmful to minors: Senate Ways and Means; Amended version problematic for 1st Amend protections. Blessed – still possible and a potential vehicle during Veto Session.
·     SB 417: Court nominations, Senate Judiciary, strip power from courts. Dead for session unless contents conferenced in another vehicle.
·     SB 448:  Amendments to statutes regulating abortions, passed House Federal and State Affairs last week; Abortion, medical emergency, women’s right to know.  See SB 54.
·     HB 2070: Time limits for courts, passed Senate Y 32, N 7; pending motion to concur or non-concur; strips power from courts – gives legislature oversight. Likely will re-appear in another vehicle in Judicial Conference Committee during Veto Session.  Chairs have been looking for vehicle for several court bills.
·     HB 2307: Sex Education opt-in; On General Orders in the House.  Been on House General Orders since 3/14 – but not worked.  Blessed – possible Veto Session action.
·     HB 2324: Ban abortion when fetal heartbeat detectable.  In House Federal and State Affairs – No Action since 3/25/2013; fetal heartbeat. Blessed – likely dead for session.
·     HB 2453:  Religious Freedom (RFRA); No action from Senate, President has not intention to run it; rumor has it that Fed and State Chair Brunk may have a RFRA Lite bill drafted to run.  Dead for session unless contents conferenced in another vehicle.
·     HB 2508:  Amendments to statutes regulating abortions (same as SB 448), On House General Orders – still below the line; Abortion, medical emergency, women’s right to know              . See SB 54.
·     HB 2526: Unlawful interference w health care provider, sent from House Health and Human Services to the floor, no action since 3/17/14; crime, health care provider, and crime to hurt provider.Likely dead for session Committee found many problems with the way 2526 was drafted.
·     HB 2553:   Health Care Compact, multi-state compact for each state to run its own health plans on fed dime – including MEDICARE. Subject to congressional approval (not gonna happen). Passed, pending enrollment, then to Governor for signature.
·     HB 2613: Still birth certificates/miscarriage reporting; blessed in Senate Ways and Means on 3/26/2014.  KS Star and AP say the miscarriage amendment will be stripped from bill per Pilcher-Cook; stillbirth certificate, miscarriage certificates for unborn, new time definitions of stillbirth and miscarriage that could bring mayhem in the future; miscarriage reporting. Blessed. Judiciary Conference has mentioned this bill several times as a possible vehicle for its content, and others.  House Chair Kinzer really wants it; Senate Chair King says it will stay below the line on the Senate side [as long as it has miscarriage reporting in it is the unstated reason].  I feel confident we will see Conference action on this bill during Veto Session.

Week of March 31, 2014

Week of March 31 2014 Calendar and Bill Tracker March 28, 2014 HB 2613: Still birth certificates/miscarriage reporting; blessed in Senate Ways and Means on 3/26/2014.  KS Star and AP say the miscarriage amendment will be stripped from bill per Pilcher-Cook; stillbirth certificate, miscarriage certificates for unborn, new time definitions of stillbirth and miscarriage that could bring mayhem in the future; miscarriage reporting. SB 488-twin of HB 2508-amendments to abortion statutes-in Senate Federal and State Affairs-introduced 3/21/14-passed Senate Committee on 3/25/14, on General Orders in Senate. HB 2508 – abortion regulation – Moved above line on General Orders on 3/17/14—no change since last update. HB 2526 – creating the crime of unlawful interference with a healthcare provider – In House Health and Human Services committee- blessed 3/17/14. HB 2553:   Health Care Compact, multi-state compact for each state to run its own health plans on fed dime – including MEDICARE. Subject to congressional approval. Passed House, hearing in Senate Federal and State Affairs on Tuesday, April 1, 1 p.m. in Room 144-S.Other Bills we’re tracking:

  • SB 80 – Grand Juries – in House Judiciary- no change.
  • SB 141 – Gender abortion – put into House Calendar and Printing on 1/30/2014-no change.
  • SB 259 – State child death review board – in Senate on General Orders-voted to pass Senate Committee on 3/17/2014 as amended.
  • SB 274 – Political Action Committees – in Senate, in Conference Committee, Non-concurred 3/26/2014.
  • SB 310 – Grand Juries – passed House 3/26/2014, Pending Enrolment.
  • SB 361 – Second Health Care Freedom Act – put into Senate Ways and Means 2/25/2104 and returned to Senate Public Health on the 26th-no change.
  • SB 362 – Navigator background check act – House committee tabled on 3/20/14.
  • SB 401 – Promotion of material harmful to minors – put into Senate Ways and Means on 2/28/2014-no change.
  • Sub for HB 2307-Human sexuality education-in House on General Orders-3/14/14 House Report:  subs. bill be passed.
  • HB 2453 – “religious freedom” – referred to Senate Judiciary 2/13/2014-no change.
  • HB 2526 – Crime of unlawful interference with a health care provider – Hearing scheduled for 3/13/2014 in House Health and Human Services committee-Blessed on 3/17/14.
  • S. Sub for HB 2070 –Time limits for Court decisions – passed Senate 2/26/2014- no change.
  • HB 2577 – anonymity of parent who surrenders infant – 3/17/14 Senate committee passed as amended.
  • HB 2767- State Child Death Board-introduced in Senate 3/26/14-in House Federal and State Affairs.

Week of March 24, 2014

Week of March 24 2014 Calendar and Bill Tracker March 21, 2014 SB 488-twin of HB 2508-amendments to abortion statutes-in Senate Federal and State Affairs-introduced 3/21/14-Senate hearing 3/24/14 at 1 pm in RM 144-S. HB 2613 – certificate of death resulting in stillbirth – in Senate on General Orders-Senate Committee passed as amended Judiciary 3/21/14—bill now includes the creation of a miscarriage registry. HB 2508 – abortion regulation – Moved above line on General Orders on 3/17/14—no change since last update. HB 2526 – creating the crime of unlawful interference with a healthcare provider – In House Health and Human Services committee- blessed 3/17/14. Other Bills we’re tracking:

  • SB 80 – Grand Juries – in House Judiciary- no change.
  • SB 141 – Gender abortion – put into House Calendar and Printing on 1/30/2014-no change.
  • SB 259 – State child death review board – in Senate on General Orders-voted to pass Senate Committee on 3/17/2014 as amended.
  • SB 274 – Political Action Committees – Hearing on 3/17/14-on House General Orders.
  • SB 310 – Grand Juries – in House on General Orders-passed House Committee on 3/20/14.
  • SB 361 – Second Health Care Freedom Act – put into Senate Ways and Means 2/25/2104 and returned to Senate Public Health on the 26th-no change.
  • SB 362 – Navigator background check act – House committee tabled on 3/20/14.
  • SB 401 – Promotion of material harmful to minors – put into Senate Ways and Means on 2/28/2014-no change.
  • Sub for HB 2307-Human sexuality education-in House on General Orders-3/14/14 House Report:  subs. bill be passed.
  • HB 2453 – “religious freedom” – referred to Senate Judiciary 2/13/2014-no change.
  • HB 2526 – Crime of unlawful interference with a health care provider – Hearing scheduled for 3/13/2014 in House Health and Human Services committee-Blessed on 3/17/14.
  • S. Sub for HB 2070 –Time limits for Court decisions – passed Senate 2/26/2014- no change.
  • HB 2577 – anonymity of parent who surrenders infant – 3/17/14 Senate committee passed as amended.

Week of March 17, 2014

Week of March 17 2014 Calendar and Bill Tracker March 15, 2014 HB 2508 – abortion regulation – Moved above line on General Orders on 3/17/14.  Could be heard 3/18/14. HB 2526 – creating the crime of unlawful interference with a healthcare provider – will be heard Thursday 3/13 in House Health and Human Services at 1:30 in room 546-S. HB 2203 – “religious freedom” – had an informational hearing on Thursday morning.  Presenters were invitation-only attorneys and were stacked to present why the bill is needed.  However, after the hearing Senate President Wagle, who was in attendance throughout the briefing, announced that it would not be worked this year, but perhaps a different version would be in the offing in 2015. Other Bills we’re tracking: ·         SB 80 – Grand Juries – in House Judiciary- no change. ·         SB 141 – Gender abortion – put into House Calendar and Printing on 1/30/2014-no change. ·         SB 259 – State child death review board – put into Senate Ways and Means on 2/28/2014-no change. ·         SB 274 – Political Action Committees – Hearing on 3/17/14. ·         SB 310 – Grand Juries – House hearing 3/18/14 at 3:30 pm in Rm. 112-N. ·         SB 361 – Second Health Care Freedom Act – put into Senate Ways and Means 2/25/2104 and returned to Senate Public Health on the 26th-no change. ·         SB 362 – Navigator background check act – passed Senate on 3/12/14. ·         SB 401 – Promotion of material harmful to minors – put into Senate Ways and Means on 2/28/2014-no change. ·         HB 2453 – “religious freedom” – referred to Senate Judiciary 2/13/2014-no change. ·         HB 2526 – Crime of unlawful interference with a health care provider – Hearing scheduled for 3/13/2014 in House Health and Human Services committee. ·         S. Sub for HB 2070 –Time limits for Court decisions – passed Senate 2/26/2014- no change. ·         HB 2577 – anonymity of parent who surrenders infant – House Hearing scheduled for 3/13/2014. ·         HB 2613 – certificate of death resulting in stillbirth – Senate Hearing: Wednesday 3/19/14 at 10:30 am in Rm 346-S.

Week of March 10, 2014

Week of March 10, 2014 Calendar and Bill Tracker March 7, 2014 Bills moving/not moving: 

HB 2508 – abortion regulation – is still well below the line on general orders in the Kansas House.
HB 2226 – creating the crime of unlawful interference with a healthcare provider – will be heard Thursday in House Health and Human Services at 1:30 in room 546-S.
HB 2203 – “religious freedom” – had an informational hearing on Thursdaymorning.  Presenters were invitation-only attorneys and were stacked to present why the bill is needed.  However, after the hearing Senate President Wagle, who was in attendance throughout the briefing, announced that it would not be worked this year, but perhaps a different version would be in the offing in 2015.
Other Bills we’re tracking:
·         SB 80 – Grand Juries – in House Judiciary- no change. ·         SB 141 – Gender abortion – put into House Calendar and Printing on 1/30/2014-no change. ·         SB 259 – State child death review board – put into Senate Ways and Means on 2/28/2014-no change. ·         SB 274 – Political Action Committees – Referred to House Elections Committee on 3/6/2014. ·         SB 310 – Grand Juries – Referred to House Judiciary Committee on 3/6/2014. ·         SB 361 – Second Health Care Freedom Act – put into Senate Ways and Means 2/25/2104 and returned to Senate Public Health on the 26th-no change. ·         SB 362 – Navigator background check act – passed House Public Health and Welfare Committee as amended on 3/6/2014. ·         SB 401 – Promotion of material harmful to minors – put into Senate Ways and Means on 2/28/2014-no change. ·         HB 2453 – “religious freedom” – referred to Senate Judiciary 2/13/2014-no change. ·         HB 2526 – Crime of unlawful interference with a health care provider – Hearing scheduled for 3/13/2014 in House Health and Human Services committee. ·         S. Sub for HB 2070 –Time limits for Court decisions – passed Senate 2/26/2014- no change. ·         HB 2577 – anonymity of parent who surrenders infant – House Hearing scheduled for 3/13/2014. ·         HB 2613 – certificate of death resulting in stillbirth – Referred to Senate Judiciary on 3/6/2014.

Week of March 1, 2014

Week of March 3 2014 Calendar and Bill Tracker February 28, 2014The first major deadline of the legislative session, “turn-around day” was finished on Friday. The House and Senate spent Wednesday and Thursday debating and voting on bills that originated in each respective chamber. Starting next week, each house will start working on legislation that has passed the other chamber. Non-exempt bills that did not make it past this deadline will receive no further consideration this session.

Bills we have been tracking that were ‘Blessed’ before turn around (briefly put into an exempt committee to keep them alive) include:
·         SB 259 – State child death review board – put into Senate Ways and Means on 2/28/2014.
·         SB 361 – Second Health Care Freedom Act – put into Senate Ways and Means 2/25/2104 and returned to Senate Public Health on the 26th.
·         SB 362 – Navigator background check act – put into Senate Ways and Means 2/25/2104 and returned to Senate Public Health on the 26th.
·         SB 401 – Promotion of material harmful to minors – put into Senate Ways and Means on 2/28/2014.
·         HB 2526 – Crime of unlawful interference with a health care provider – put into House Taxation on 2/28/2014.
Bills we have been tracking that have made it through the House of Origin and are now in the second chamber include (I included holdover bills from 2013 that sit in wait to become vehicles for other legislation – as HB 2182 did this week when it was gutted and went from being a bill about Grand Juries to become a bill about Racketeering).:
·         SB 141 – Gender abortion – put into House Calendar and Printing on 1/30/2014.
·         SB 80 – Grand Juries – in House Judiciary.
·         SB 274 – Political Action Committees – passed Senate 2/27/2014.
·         SB 310 – Grand Juries – passed Senate 2/27/2014.
·         S. Sub for HB 2070 –Time limits for Court decisions – passed Senate 2/26/2014.
·         HB 2453 – “religious freedom” – referred to Senate Judiciary 2/13/2014.
·         HB 2577 – anonymity of parent who surrenders infant – passed house 2/27, referred to Senate Judiciary.
·         HB 2613 – certificate of death resulting in stillbirth – passed House 2/27/2014.

Bills Canceled

  • HB 2716 regarding adoptions: in House Children and Seniors, hearing scheduled for 2/25/14. Canceled
  • HB 2 718 regarding establishing a putative father registry, in House Children and Seniors, hearing scheduled for 2/25/14.- Canceled.

Bills neither bless nor canceled (not moving forward)

  • SB 77 Child Death Review Board: no change.
  • SB 95 on certificate of birth for still births: no change.
  • SB 126 on aggravated murder:  no change.
  • SB 161 on unborn child death certificates: referred to Senate Public Health and Welfare on 2/11/14.
  • SB 185 on unborn child death certificates: referred to Public Health and Welfare on 2/13/14.
  • SB 251 on real-time explanation of healthcare benefits act: Referred to subcommittee on 2/13/14.  Discussion to take place on 2/17/13.
  • SB 302 on Surrogacy parenting contracts: in Senate Public Health and Welfare, no change since hearings on 1/27/13 and 1/28/13.
  • SB 376 on health and human sexuality education in public schools: referred to Senate Education committee on 2/12/14.
  • HB 2254 on determination of paternity: no change
  •  HB 2324 Prohibit of abortion after fetal heartbeat: no change.
  • HB 2376 Kansas Apology and disclosure unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act: hearing in House Health and Human Services Committee on 2/10/14.
  • HB 2397 to Abolishing the death penalty; creating the crime of aggravated murder: no change since last session.
  • HB 2508 to Amend HB 2253 to: Resolve issues under injunction; Alter the definition of medical emergency; and, Delete 4 sections related to minor abortion: Recommended to be passed as amended by House Fed and State Affairs committee on 2/12/14.
  • HB 2516 on amendments relating to health care provider liability insurance: in Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance, hearing on 2/20/14.

Week of February 24, 2014 Calender 2/24/14 and Bill Tracker February 21, 2014 Bills to Watch:

  • SB 77 Child Death Review Board: no change.
  • SB 80 on Grand Juries: no change.
  • SB 95 on certificate of birth for still births: no change.
  • SB 126 on aggravated murder:  no change.
  • SB 141 on abortion based on gender- though now part of 2253 – In House Calender and Printing: no change.
  • SB 161 on unborn child death certificates: referred to Senate Public Health and Welfare on 2/11/14.
  • SB 185 on unborn child death certificates: referred to Public Health and Welfare on 2/13/14.
  • SB 251 on real-time explanation of healthcare benefits act: Referred to subcommittee on 2/13/14.  Discussion to take place on 2/17/13.
  • SB 259 on Senate Child Death Review board: in Senate Judiciary, no change.
  • SB 302 on Surrogacy parenting contracts: in Senate Public Health and Welfare, no change since hearings on 1/27/13 and 1/28/13.
  • SB 310 on Grand Juries: in Senate Judiciary, hearing on 2/13/14.
  • SB 376 on health and human sexuality education in public schools: referred to Senate Education committee on 2/12/14.
  • HB 2254 on determination of paternity: no change
  •  HB 2324 Prohibit of abortion after fetal heartbeat: no change.
  • HB 2376 Kansas Apology and disclosure unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act: hearing in House Health and Human Services Committee on 2/10/14.
  • HB 2397 to Abolishing the death penalty; creating the crime of aggravated murder: no change since last session.
  • HB 2508 to Amend HB 2253 to: Resolve issues under injunction; Alter the definition of medical emergency; and, Delete 4 sections related to minor abortion: Recommended to be passed as amended by House Fed and State Affairs committee on 2/12/14.
  • HB 2516 on amendments relating to health care provider liability insurance: in Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance, hearing on 2/20/14.
  • HB 2577 to allow parents to remain anonymous when surrendering an infant under the newborn protection act:  in House, passed committee on 2/21/14.
  • HB 2613 on uniform vital statistics act certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth:  in House Judiciary, hearing occurred on 2/20/14.
  • HB 2716 regarding adoptions: in House Children and Seniors, hearing scheduled for 2/25/14.
  • HB 2 718 regarding establishing a putative father registry, in House Children and Seniors, hearing scheduled for 2/25/14.

Week of February 17, 2014

To look up the content of bills mentioned here or information about legislators, calendars or legislation, go to:  www.kslegislature.org(One can also listen live from this site to debates on the House or Senate floor). 

Important tools to use to learn more, or to express opinions to legislators in Kansas:

  • Openkansas.org  – Type in your address and it will tell the names and positions of every office holder in the state who represents any citizen’s interests.
  • Kslegislature.org – Look up complete bills, status and actions; look up and learn about legislators, and committees – including all contact information, committees and positions. Listen live on a computer to what is happening in the House and Senate Chambers.
  • Legislative Hotline of the Kansas State Library at: (800) 432-3924. State librarians will answer questions, help citizens’ understand legislation, provide bill status and information, and they will get messages to legislators from individual citizens.

Bills to Watch:

  • SB 77 Child Death Review Board: no change.
  • SB 80 on Grand Juries: no change.
  • SB 95 on certificate of birth for still births: no change.
  • SB 126 on aggravated murder:  no change.
  • SB 141 on abortion based on gender- though now part of 2253 – In House Calender and Printing: no change.
  • SB 161 on unborn child death certificates: referred to Senate Public Health and Welfare on 2/11/14.
  • SB 185 on unborn child death certificates: referred to Public Health and Welfare on 2/13/14.
  • SB 251 on real-time explanation of healthcare benefits act: Referred to subcommittee on 2/13/14.  Discussion to take place on 2/17/13.
  • SB 259 on Senate Child Death Review board: in Senate Judiciary, no change.
  • SB 302 on Surrogacy parenting contracts: in Senate Public Health and Welfare, no change since hearings on 1/27/13 and 1/28/13.
  • SB 310 on Grand Juries: in Senate Judiciary, hearing on 2/13/14.
  • SB 376 on health and human sexuality education in public schools: referred to Senate Education committee on 2/12/14.
  • HB 2254 on determination of paternity: no change
  •  HB 2324 Prohibit of abortion after fetal heartbeat: no change.
  • HB 2376 Kansas Apology and disclosure unanticipated medical outcomes and medical errors act: hearing in House Health and Human Services Committee on 2/10/14.
  • HB 2397 to Abolishing the death penalty; creating the crime of aggravated murder: no change since last session.
  • HB 2508 to Amend HB 2253 to: Resolve issues under injunction; Alter the definition of medical emergency; and, Delete 4 sections related to minor abortion: Recommended to be passed as amended by House Fed and State Affairs committee on 2/12/14.
New bills to watch: 
  • On Monday, Rep. John Doll, asked House Judiciary to introduce HB 2613 or Meriden’s law. Missing Angel’s is a national organization working in states to pass the legislation. The bill’s intent is to allow parents of stillborn to be able to recognize the birth, not just death.

However, the bill bleeds into anti-choice politics. (3)(c) “Stillbirth” means any complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human conception the weight of which is in excess of 350 grams, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy gestational age of which is not less than 20 completed weeks, resulting in other than a live birth, as defined in this act, and which is not an induced termination of pregnancy.   Two primary concerns: 1. Does this give the child rights independent of the mother? and, 2. The imposition of a 20 week cutoff. HB 2613 will be heard in House Judiciary on Thursday, 2/20/2014, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 112 – N.

  • Adoptions – HB 2716:  On Friday, the House Committee on Children and Seniors introduced HB 2716 amending adoption laws that could be ripe for amendments as an anti-surrogacy effort.
  • Putative Father Registry – HB 2718: An unmarried man who believes that he is the father of a child may register and claim to be the father of this child in order to be informed of actions on parental rights terminations and adoption. A putative father that has properly registered in the registry can usually object to the placement of his child for adoption, if he meets certain requirements that are also imposed on him by state law. In House Children and Seniors.

Week of February 10, 2014

To look up the content of bills mentioned here or information about legislators, calendars or legislation, go to:  www.kslegislature.org(One can also listen live from this site to debates on the House or Senate floor). 

  • House Federal and State Affairs met but did not get to HB 2508. Yesterday Chair Brunk announced on the House Floor that will be worked on Tuesday February 11th at 9:30 a.m.

Ostensibly HB 2509 is about “technical corrections” to last year’s omnibus abortion bill; however, in effect – if and when it makes it to the House floor – it is ripe for an entire re-debate of 2013’s HB 2253 replete with all amendments from the right and left. Bills to Watch:

  • SB 77 Child Death Review Board: no change.
  • SB 80 on Grand Juries: no change.
  • SB 95 on certificate of birth for still births is still in Senate Public Health: no change.
  • SB 126 on aggravated murder: no change.
  • SB 141 on gender abortion – though now part of 2253 – in House Calendar and printing: no change.
  • SB 161 on unborn child death certificates: referred to Senate Public Health and Welfare.
  • SB 185 unborn child death certificates is still in Senate Public Health: no change.
  • SB 251 Real-time explanation of healthcare benefits act: referred to Ways and Means.
  • SB 259 Child Death Review Board in Senate Judiciary: no change.
  • HB 2182 Grand Juries in Senate Judiciary: no change.
  • HB 2254 Determination of Paternity in House Judiciary: no change since last session.
  • HB 2324 Fetal Heartbeat in House Fed and State: no change since last session.
  • HB 2397 on aggravated murder in House Fed and State. (See SB 126 above): no change since last session.
  • HB 2508 to Amend HB 2253 to: Resolve issues under injunction; Alter the definition of medical emergency; and, Delete 4 sections related to minor abortion: House Scheduled Final Action in Federal and State Affairs for 2/11/14 at 9 am in RM 346-S.

Week of February 3, 2014

To look up the content of bills mentioned here or information about legislators, calendars or legislation, go to:  www.kslegislature.org. (One can also listen live from this site to debates on the House or Senate floor). 

Bills to Watch:  Still alive from last year are several vehicles for mischief and mayhem: (Bold= new bill in 2014).

  • SB 77 Child Death Review Board still in Senate Judiciary.
  • SB 80 on Grand Juries still in House Judiciary.
  • SB 95 on certificate of birth for still births is still in Senate Public Health.
  • SB 126 on aggravated murder – I am following in case of amendments of a pregnant woman’s affirmative defense.  (EX: Woman tells South Wind I want an abortion, lays on the table – and shoots the doctor.  She gets off because of the affirmative defense maneuver).
  • SB 141 on gender abortion – though now part of 2253 – in House Calendar and printing.
  • SB 161 on unborn child death certificates is still in Senate Public Health.
  • SB 185 unborn child death certificates is still in Senate Public Health.
  • SB 251 Real-time explanation of healthcare benefits act.
  • SB 259 Child Death Review Board in Senate Judiciary.
  • HB 2182 Grand Juries in Senate Judiciary.
  • HB 2254 Determination of Paternity in House Judiciary.
  • HB 2324 Fetal Heartbeat in House Fed and State.
  • HB 2397 on aggravated murder in House Fed and State. (See SB 126 above).
  • HB 2508 to Amend HB 2253 to: Resolve issues under injunction; Alter the definition of medical emergency; and, Delete 4 sections related to minor abortion.

Possible threats to watch for: Legislation on continuing care and transfers:  would use Federal definitions so that no material deterioration results from or occurs during transfer from one facility to another. Would directly harm the clinic’s ability to operate.  Medicaid payments threat further defining what constitutes a “medically necessary” abortion for purposes of receiving Medicaid funding.  Alaska’s new law will require two new provider certifications, that, 1. The pregnancy was the result of rape or incest or the abortion was performed to save the woman’s life; and 2.  The abortion was medically necessary to avoid a threat of serious risk to the woman’s physical health from continuation of her pregnancy due to “impairment of a major bodily function.” We already have a pre-filed vehicle in Kansas for 2014 (SB 156) that is ripe for such amendments.

Week of May 27, 2013

  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 3 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 77 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 105 since last update.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 141 since last update.
  • Senate Bill 142 has been enrolled and law will be effective July 1, 2013.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 185 since last update.
  • There has been no change on House Bill 2188 since last update.
  • House Bill 2217 has been enrolled and law will be effective July 1, 2013.
  • House Bill 2253 has been enrolled and law will be effective July 1, 2013.
  • There has been no change to House Bill 2324 since last update.

Week of May 6, 2013

  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 3 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 77 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 105 since last update.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 141 since last update.
  • Senate Bill 142 has been enrolled and law will be effective July 1, 2013.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 185 since last update.
  • There has been no change on House Bill 2188 since last update.
  • House Bill 2217 has been enrolled and law will be effective July 1, 2013.
  • House Bill 2253 has been enrolled and law will be effective July 1, 2013.
  • There has been no change to House Bill 2324 since last update.

Week of April 29, 2013

  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 3 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 77 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 105 since last update.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 141 since last update.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 142 since last update.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 185 since last update.
  • There has been no change on House Bill 2188 since last update.
  • House Bill 2217 has been enrolled and law will be effective July 1, 2013.
  • House Bill 2253 has been enrolled and law will be effective July 1, 2013.
  • There has been no change to House Bill 2324 since last update.

Week of April 22, 2013

  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 3 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 77 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 105 since last update.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 141 since last update.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 142 since last update.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 185 since last update.
  • There has been no change on House Bill 2188 since last update.
  • There has been no change to House Bill 2217 since last update.
  • House Bill 2253 was approved by Governor Brownback on Friday, April 19, 2013.
  • There has been no change to House Bill 2324 since last update.

Week of April 15, 2013

  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 3 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 77 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 105 since last update.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 141 since last update.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 142 since last update.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 185 since last update.
  • There has been no change on House Bill 2188 since last update.
  • There has been no change to House Bill 2217 since last update.
  • There has been no change to House Bill 2253 since last update.
  • There has been no change to House Bill 2324 since last update.

Week of April 8, 2013

  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 3 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 77 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 105 since last update.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 141 since last update.
  • On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Senate Bill 142 was approved by Governor Sam Brownback.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 185 since last update.
  • There has been no change on House Bill 2188 since last update.
  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2013 House Bill 2217 was approved by Governor Sam Brownback.
  • On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 a motion to amend House Bill 2253 was enrolled and presented to Governor Brownback.
  • There has been no change to House Bill 2324 since last update.

Week of April 1, 2013

  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 3 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 77 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 105 since last update.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 141 since last update.
  • On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Senate Bill 142 was enrolled and presented to Governor Sam Brownback.
  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 185 since last update.
  • There has been no change on House Bill 2188 since last update.
  • On Friday, April 5, 2013 House Bill 2217 was enrolled and presented to Governor Same Brownback.
  • On Monday, April 1, 2013 a motion to amend House Bill 2253 was offered by Senator Haley.  The amendment was rejected 9-28.  Another motion to amend was offered by Senator Francisco.  That amendment was rejected 8-28.  Senator Francisco motioned to amend, once again, and it was adopted.  Senator Pettey motioned to amend and was rejected 10-28.  After, Senator Francisco motioned to amend and was rejected.  He motioned to amend, once more, and was rejected 8-28.  Senator Haley offered a motion to amend, and was reject 8-27.  A motion to withdraw from General Orders and be re-referred to Committee on Public Health and Welfare failed.  The Committee of the Whole passed the bill as amended.
  • On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 a final action pass the bill as amended 29-11.  Nonconcurred with amendments, Conference Committee requested and appointed Representative Siegfreid, Representative Brunk, and Representative Ruiz as conferees.  A motion to accede was adopted.  Senator Pilcher-Cook, Senator Bowers, and Senator Kelly were appointed as conferees.
  • On Wednesday, April 3 Senator Francisco replaced Senator Kelly on the Conference Committee.
  • On Thursday, April 4 the Conference Committee Report agree to disagree was adopted.  Senator Pilcher-Cook, Senator Bowers, and Senator Kelly were appointed as second conferees.  A motion to reconsider was adopted.  Another Conference Committee Report agree to disagree was adopted.  Senator Pilcher-Cook, Senator Bowers, and Senator Kelly were appointed as second conferees.  Senator Francisco replaced Senator Kelly on the Conference Committee.  Conference Committee Report agree to disagree was adopted.  Representative Siegfreid, Representative Brunk, and Representative Ruiz appointed as second conferees.  Conference Committee Report is now available.
  • There has been no change to House Bill 2324 since last update.

Week of March 25, 2013

  • There has been no change to Senate Bill 185 since last update.
  • A hearing for House Bill 2324 was held on Tuesday, March 26 at 8:00am in Room 582-N.
  • The Committee Report recommended that Senate Bill 141 be passed by Committee on Federal and State Affairs on March 25.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 3 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 77 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 105 since last update.
  • On Tuesday, March 26, Committeeof the Whole motioned to amend Senate Bill 142 was offered by Representative Clayton.  The amendment was then rejected 4-79.  Committee of the Whole passed the bill.  An Emergency Final Action passed the bill 89-33.
  • On Monday, March 25, House Bill 2253 the Committee Report recommended that the bill be passed by Committee on Public Health and Welfare.
  • There has been no change on House Bill 2188 since last update.
  • The Committee of the Whole passed House Bill 2217 on Tuesday, March 26.  On Wednesday, March 27 it was passed in a final action, 40-0.

Week of March 18, 2013

  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 185 since last update. This is a revision to prior legislature which includes that any time an abortion procedure is carried out, the physician or funeral home (if they choose to send the remains there) must fill out an unborn child death certificate. There are 21 days to do so. Along with the certificate, there must be a detailed investigation of the cause of death.
  • There has been no change on House Bill 2324 since last update. Studies have found that detecting a fetal heartbeat is very useful in predicting whether or not the fetus will reach viability and live birth. So the absence of the fetal heartbeat must be determined and presented to the woman pursuing an abortion, in writing. If an abortion is performed before the woman knows whether or not the unborn child has a pulse, they physician is subject to disciplinary action and the woman can file wrongful death and sue the physician. The only time this does not apply is if the physician determines the woman’s health to be in immediate danger. If an abortion is carried out after the knowledge of the fetus having a heart beat, then the physician is subject to being charged with a level 8 felony.
  • The hearing for Senate Bill 141 took place on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM in room 346-S. No person is allowed to perform an abortion with knowledge that the woman seeking an abortion is doing so only because of the sex of the unborn child. If such an act is performed, the person which performed the abortion can be brought up on charges and provide relief to the woman who received the abortion, the father of the unborn child, or the parents of the minor who received the abortion. Such relief includes: money damages for psychological and physical injuries, payment equal to three times the cost of the abortion, and ‘reasonable attorney fees’. This law does not justify having an abortion, nor does it apply if abortion is prohibited. The woman who chose to have an abortion is not subject to criminal persecution.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 3 since last update. Current law regarding the licensure of physician assistants would be amended creating an exempt license, setting the maximum fee for the license It would also exempt the holder from being required to submit evidence that they completed a continuing education program if they are not practicing. The Board of Healing Arts would be held responsible for regulating and establishing rules appropriate for obtaining and maintaining an exempt license. They estimate that passage of the bill would increase expenditures from the Board of Healing Arts Fee Fund by $27,448. Other professions regulated by the board have a lower fee for exempt status than that of active status. It is likely that the same will apply in this case.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 77 since last update. Under current law, the information and records concerning the Child Death Review Board are confidential unless disclosed to a member of legislation or legislative body as necessary to fulfill their official responsibility. This law would expand information to the public for research and public health purposes.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 105 since last update. Cyber bullying is redefined much more in depth than before: bullying by use of any electronic devise through means of electronically transmitted communications. Additionally, regardless of whether the communication was actually transmitted on a school location, special actions will be taken. Harassment is added and defined as any sort of physical, verbal and nonverbal expressions, name calling, and taunting intended to frighten, challenge, provoke, threaten, coerce, intimidate, abuse, alarm, etc… of another student or employee by another student or employee. This means teachers are not allowed to ‘bully’ students, nor are students allowed to ‘bully’ teachers based on: (specifically mentioned in legislation) a person’s race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and expression), religion, disability or sexual orientation.
  • A hearing for Senate Bill 142 was held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 1:30 PM in room 152-S. No civil action can be taken upon a physician for wrongful birth. Wrongful birth means that the doctor did not properly prepare the mother or father of the risks associated with giving birth to a child, commonly one with congenital defects. No suit can be taken against a physician if the information provided would have resulted in the mother obtaining an abortion.
  • House Bill 2253, on March 19, 2013, was debated in the House and then forwarded for passage with no amendments adopted. There were four amendments:  1 by Wilson (failed 31 to 90; and 3 by Bollier (all failed; there was a roll call vote on the amendment she offered to delete the unverified medical risks language (breast cancer, miscarriage, et al). The bill was engrossed on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 and then passed as amended with a 92-31 vote the next day.  It was then received and introduced to the Senate on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
  • —Before an abortion is preformed, the physician must determine the gestational age. The physician must inform the woman receiving an abortion, in writing, her rights and options, where to receive free counseling on other options, and the physician must inform the woman that by no later than 20 weeks from fertilization that the unborn child has the physical structures necessary to feel pain as well as evidence to back it up. The notice that already must be posted at every abortion clinic must also include pregnancy resource websites and contact information, in addition to rights regarding the father’s responsibilities to the unborn child.
  • —The same portion about the unborn child’s ability to feel pain mentioned previously is to be included in writing along with the distribution of pictures of what the unborn child approximately looks like at its gestational age. There are certain texts that the physician is required to provide to any women receiving an abortion written in their own language, parts of which include scientific data and basic knowledge of genetics and anatomy, persuasive material which suggests adoption as an alternative to abortion, and a list of adoption agencies.  The only legal way a physician may provide an abortion on a woman without complying with all of the following is if the woman’s life if in permanent, immediate, and/or life threatening danger. Psychological danger is not included.
  • —No state insurance will provide abortion services. Where nonprofit organizations were exempt from federal income taxes, now abortion clinics are excluded and must pay, regardless of whether or not they are a nonprofit organization. No person affiliated with an abortion clinic may teach a sexual education curriculum, nor can an organization that affiliates itself with abortion clinics (even only by referral) are allowed to provide sexual education curriculum material.
  • There has been no change on House Bill 2188 since last update. Requires both non-profit organizations receiving public funds, and the issuing agency, to publish detailed expenditure transactions on their website. The expenditure detail would be required to be available in a searchable format and would include the following information: check number, expenditure date and amount, the payee, and a description of the expenditure. The organizations exempted under current law would continue to be exempt.
  • For House Bill 2217, on Wednesday, March 20. 2013, the Committee Report recommended that the bill be passed by Committee on Judiciary. Female genital mutilation is defined as a crime committed in the form of circumcising, excising, or infibulating any part of a minor (under the age of 18) female’s vagina. Medical practice is excused in the case of necessity during birth. Religious custom or tradition is not excused, nor is the act excused if the parent gave consent for the act to be committed. Female genital mutilation is a severity level 3, person felony.

Week of March 11, 2013

  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 185 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 2324 since last update.
  • Senate Bill 141 passed the Senate on 2/20/13.  It was received in the House and introduced on 2/22/13.  It was referred to the House Federal and State Affairs Committee on 2/25/13.  Since then, there has been no change.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 3 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 77 since last update.
  • There has been no change on Senate Bill 105 since last update.
  • Senate Bill 142 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on 2/27/13.  The Senate passed the bill on 2/28/13.  It was introduced to the House on 3/1.  On 3/6/13, it was referred to the House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice.
  • There was a hearing scheduled on Senate Bill 1606 on 3/7/13.
  • House Bill 2253 passed the House Federal and State Affairs Committee on 3/8/13.
  • There was a hearing on House Bill 2188 on 2/12/13.
  • There has been no change on House Bill 5010 since last update.
  • There was a hearing on House Bill 2217 on 2/13/13.  It passed on 2/26/13.  On 2/28/13 the Committee resolution to pass the bill was adopted, and there was a movement to amend the bill by Representative Todd.  The amendment was passed on the same day.  The amended bill passed the House and was referred to the Senate on 3/1. On 3/7, it was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Week of February 18-22

Senate Bill No. 185 by Committee on Federal and State Affairs regarding Vital Stats on unborn child certificates Status: Committee Referred to Public Health and Welfare on February 13, 2013              This is a revision is prior legislature to include that any time an abortion procedure is carried out, the physician or funeral home (if they choose to send the remains there) must fill out an unborn child death certificate.  There are 21 days to do so and along with the certificate, but be a detailed investigation of the cause of death. Senate Bill No. 2324 by By Representatives DeGraaf, Alcala, Bideau, Bradford, Brunk, Campbell, Carpenter, Christmann, Crum, Dove, Edwards, Garber, Goico, Gonzalez, Hedke, Hermanson, Hibbard, Houser, Howell, Huebert, Hutton, Kelley, Montgomery, O’Brien, Pauls, Peck, Read, Rhoades, Rothlisberg, Seiwert, Sutton and Thimesch Prohibiting abortion if a detectable fetal heartbeat is present. Status: Committee Referred to Federal and State Affairs on February 14, 2013              Studies have found that detecting a fetal heartbeat is very useful in predicting whether or not the fetus will reach viability and live birth.  So, the presence of absence of the fetal heartbeat must be determined and presented to the woman pursuing an abortion in writing.  If an abortion is performed before the woman knows whether or not the unborn child has a pulse, they are subject to disciplinary action and the woman can file wrongful death and sue the physician.  The only time this does not apply, is if the physician determines the woman’s health to be in immediate danger. If an abortion is carried out after the knowledge of the fetus having a heart beat then the physician is subject to being charged with a level 8 felony! Senate Bill No. 141 by Senators Pilcher-Cook, Abrams, Apple, Arpke, Donovan, Fitzgerald, Holmes, Kerschen, Knox, LaTurner, Love, Lynn, Masterson, O’Donnell, Olson, Ostmeyer, Petersen, Powell, Pyle, Smith and Tyson regarding local health department prohibition of accreditation requirements Status: Committee Referred to Federal and State Affairs on February 25, 2013              No person is allowed to perform an abortion with the knowledge that the woman seeking an abortion is doing so only because of the sex of the unborn child.  If such an act is performed the person which performed the abortion can be brought up on charges and provide relief to the woman who received the abortion, the father of the unborn child, or the parents of the minor who received the abortion.  Such relief includes: money damages for psychological and physical injuries, payment equal to three times the cost of the abortion, and ‘reasonable attorney fees’. This law does not justify having an abortion, nor does it apply if abortion is prohibited.  The woman who chose to have an abortion is not subject to criminal persecution. Week of February 4 -8, 2013 Senate Bill No. 3 by Senator Faust-Goudeau on Board of Healing Arts’ regulation and establishment of Exempt Licensing for physician assistants Status: Pending Current law regarding the licensure of physician assistants would be amended creating an exempt license, setting the maximum fee for the license, and exempt the holder from being required to submit evidence that they completed a continuing education program if they are not practicing. The Board of Healing Arts would be held responsible for regulating and establishing rules appropriate for obtaining and maintaining an exempt license. The Board of Healing Arts estimates that passage of the bill would increase expenditures from the Board of Healing Arts Fee Fund by $27,448. Other professions regulated by the board have a lower fee for exempt status than that of active status. It is likely that the same will apply in this case. Senate Bill No. 77 by Committee on Judiciary relating to the state Child Death Review Board Status: Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary 2/12/2013 Under current law, the information and records concerning the Child Death Review Board are confidential unless disclosed to a member of legislation or legislative body as necessary to fulfill their official responsibility. This law would expand information to the public for research and public health purposes. Senate Bill No. 105 by Committee on Education regarding School Districts Bullying Policies Status: Referred to Education as of February 1, 2013 Cyber bullying is redefined much more in depth than before: bullying by use of any electronic devise through means of electronically transmitted communications. Additionally, regardless of whether the communication was actually transmitted on a school location, special actions will be taken. Harassment is added and defined as any sort of physical, verbal and nonverbal expressions, name calling, and taunting intended to frighten, challenge, provoke, threaten, coerce, intimidate, abuse, alarm, etc… of another student or employee by another student or employee. This means teachers are not allowed to ‘bully’ students, nor are students allowed to ‘bully’ teachers based on: (specifically mentioned in legislation) a person’s race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and expression), religion, disability or sexual orientation. Senate Bill No. 141 by Senators Pilcher-Cook, Abrams, Apple, Arpke, Donovan, Fitzgerald, Holmes, Kerschen, Knox, LaTurner, Love, Lynn, Masterson, O’Donnell, Olson, Ostmeyer, Petersen, Powell, Pyle, Smith and Tyson regarding of accreditation requirements Status: Referred Scheduled Hearing February 11, 2013 No person is allowed to perform an abortion with the knowledge that the woman seeking an abortion is doing so only because of the sex of the unborn child. If such an act is performed the person which performed the abortion can be brought up on charges and provide relief to the woman who received the abortion, the father of the unborn child, or the parents of the minor who received the abortion. Such relief includes: money damages for psychological and physical injuries, payment equal to three times the cost of the abortion, and ‘reasonable attorney fees’. This law does not justify having an abortion, nor does it apply if abortion is prohibited. The woman who chose to have an abortion is not subject to criminal persecution. Senate Bill No. 142 by Senators Pilcher-Cook, Abrams, Apple, Arpke, Donovan, Fitzgerald, Holmes, Kerschen, Knox, LaTurner, Love, Lynn, Masterson, ODonnell, Olson, Ostmeyer, Powell, Pyle and Smith Status: Referred to Judiciary as of February 7, 2013 No civil action can be taken upon a physician for wrongful birth. Wrongful birth means that the doctor did not properly prepare the mother or father of the risks associated with giving birth to a child, commonly one with congenital defects. No suit can be taken against a physician if the information provided would have resulted in the mother obtaining an abortion. Senate Bill No. 1606 by Senator Pilcher-Cook Honoring Pregnancy Maintenance Resource Centers Status: Referred to Health and Human Services as of January 24, 2013 Pilcher-Cook has introduced this bill in attempt to honor pregnancy maintenance resource centers in Kansas and across the United States that work do both inside and outside of the clinic to teach prevention plans in schools by adhering to, and the bill specifically states using abstinence. House Bill No. 2253 by Committee on Federal and State Affairs Prohibiting funding for abortion and amending women’s right-to-know status Status: Referred to Federal and State Affairs as of February 7, 2013 Before an abortion is preformed, the physician must determine the gestational age. The physician must inform the woman receiving an abortion, in writing, her rights and options, where to receive free counseling on other options, and the physician must inform the woman that by no later than 20 weeks from fertilization that the unborn child has the physical structures necessary to feel pain as well as evidence to back it up. The notice that already must be posted at every abortion clinic must also include pregnancy resource websites and contact information, in addition to rights regarding the father’s responsibilities to the unborn child. The same portion about the unborn child’s ability to feel pain mentioned previously is to be included in writing along with the distribution of pictures of what the unborn child approximately looks like at its gestational age. There are certain texts that the physician is required to provide to any women receiving an abortion written in their own language, parts of which include scientific data and basic knowledge of genetics and anatomy, persuasive material which suggests adoption as an alternative to abortion, and a list of adoption agencies.  The only legal way a physician may provide an abortion on a woman without complying with all of the following is if the woman’s life if in permanent, immediate, and/or life threatening danger. Psychological danger is not included. No state insurance will provide abortion services. Where nonprofit organizations were exempt from federal income taxes, now abortion clinics are excluded and must pay, regardless of whether or not they are a nonprofit organization. No person affiliated with an abortion clinic may teach a sexual education curriculum, nor can an organization that affiliates itself with abortion clinics (even only by referral) are allowed to provide sexual education curriculum material. House Bill No. 2188 by Committee on Federal and State Affairs concerning the open records act Status: Scheduled Hearing in Judiciary on February 12, 2013 Requires both non-profit organizations receiving public funds, and the issuing agency, to publish detailed expenditure transactions on their website. The expenditure detail would be required to be available in a searchable format and would include the following information: check number, expenditure date and amount, the payee, and a description of the expenditure. The organizations exempted under current law would continue to be exempt. House Bill No. 5010 by Representatives Garber, Carpenter, Christmann, Crum, DeGraaf, Ewy, Goico, Hedke, Hoffman, Howell, Huebert, Montgomery, O’Brien, Peck, Rothlisberg, Seiwert and Thimesch concerning the human life amendment Status: Referred to Federal and State Affairs on February 6, 2013 This “equal rights” legislation has been revised to include the unborn. The unborn are to possess the same equal, unalienable, natural rights, including: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. House Bill No. 2217 by Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Creating the crime of female genital mutilation Status: Referred to Corrections and Juvenile Justice on February 6, 2013 Female genital mutilation is defined as a crime committed in the form of circumcising, excising, or infibulating any part of a minor (under the age of 18) female’s vagina. Medical practice is excused in the case of necessity during birth. Religious custom or tradition is not excused, nor is the act excused if the parent gave consent for the act to be committed. Female genital mutilation is a severity level 3, person felony. House Bill No. 2203 by Representatives Kinzer, Alford, Boldra, Bradford, Brunk, Christmann, DeGraaf, Dove, Edwards, Esau, Ewy, Garber, Goico, Gonzalez, Grosserode, Hedke, Henry, Hermanson, Hildabrand, Howell, Huebert, Kahrs, Kelley, Macheers, Mast, McPherson, Meigs, Montgomery, O’Brien, Osterman, Pauls, Peck, Petty, Powell, Rhoades, Rubin, Ryckman Jr., Ryckman Sr., Schwab, Siegfreid and Sutton relating to exercise of religion Status: Referred to Judiciary on February 4, 2013 States that the government may not burden, or deny the exercise of religion, a person of Kansas unless the government find that it is compelled to do so in order to protect governmental interests, which is not limited to protection of a child. Any individual that feels their civil liberty to exercise religion has been violated have the right to take it up with the courts. If the courts rule in the favor of the individual whose rights have been infringed, then they may be provided with: court costs, protective order, damages, and attorney fees.

Week of January 21 – January 25, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union dropped its challenge to the Kansas state law passed in 2012 that restricts general private insurance coverage of abortions to life-threatening situations, following a judge’s ruling on January 7th that the ACLU failed to provide evidence that the legislature was intentionally restricting abortion access.  Though the ACLU dropped the challenge, ACLU attorney Bridget Amri commented:  “We are disappointed that the court’s decision will stand, despite the fact that the American public believes that politicians have no place interfering with a woman’s personal and private medical decisions.  A woman should have the peace of mind of knowing that her insurance will cover her medical needs no matter what happens during her pregnancy.  Although we are not able to continue with this case, we will continue to stand up for a woman’s right to make the best choice for herself and her family.” According to Kansas law, women must purchase an insurance rider or pay out of pocket if they seek to terminate their pregnancy.

Week of April 30 – May 4, 2012

H Sub SB 62, the pharmacist refusal and medical non-referral act, passed the Senate on Wednesday and is headed to the Governor’s desk. This bill, if signed by Governor Brownback, will allow medical professionals and institutions to deny patients healthcare and medication based on their belief that such medication or treatment would terminate a pregnancy. This means pharmacists could refuse women birth control and hospitals could deny their patients referrals – which most women depend on to get second opinions. H Sub SB 313, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” passed the House and is heading to the Senate. Among its 70 pages are: a requirement for doctors to lie to their patients about the effects of abortion – telling them it causes breast cancer, provisions that threaten the accredidation of the medical school at the University of Kansas and protection for physicians who withhold information from pregnant women about severe fetal anomalies because they believe disclosing such information might result in the termination of the pregnancy. The bill also limits sexual education and changes much of the tax code – even though it the bill has never been through a tax committee.

Week of April 23 – 27, 2012

Trust Women is following two anti-choice, anti-family-planning bills in Kansas closely. H Sub SB 62, a pharmacist refusal and medical non-referral bill, is currently in conference. This bill would allow pharmacists and healthcare providers to refuse to provide medication or medical care based on an objection of their conscience if they believe such medication or treatment would result in the termination of a pregnancy; this bill would allow pharmacists to refuse to provide birth control pills and would also allow physicians to refuse to provide care to a woman even if her life was at risk. The medical non-referral aspect of the bill would enable hospitals and doctors to deny their patients referrals to other hospitals that would provide necessary care – making it impossible for some women to seek the care on their own depending on their insurance provider. The other bill we are watching, H Sub SB 313, an abortion omnibus bill, is receiving less attention. It is still below the line on the House side. We are watching though, because, this bill would require doctors lie to their patients about the side-effects of abortion, limit reproductive health education and threaten the ability of abortion providers to provide care.

Week of March 26 – 30, 2012

On Wednesday the House approved H Sub for SB 62, a bill that would allow medical professionals and institutions to deny care, medication and referrals if they thought it would result in the termination of a pregnancy. It was passed via deceptive legislative measures in which the language from the pharmacist refusal and medical non-referral act was put into a bill that had previously been passed in the Senate, but had nothing to do with abortion. This process is known as a “gut and go,” and it was used to pass this bill through quickly. The same process was implemented with an anti-abortion omnibus bill, now H Sub for SB 313, which, among other things, would require doctors lie to their patients seeking abortion by telling them that abortion causes breast cancer.

Week of March 19 – 23, 2012

Two anti-choice bills are beginning to move quickly through the House. The language from the “Woman’s Right to Know,” and “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion” bill, HB 2598, has been placed into a Senate bill that was originally drafted as legislation concerning the consumption of alcohol, H Sub for SB 313. And, the language from the pharmacist refusal and medical non-referral act, HB 2523, was put into an act that was written originally about property seizure, H Sub for SB 62. This strategy, referred to as a “gut and go”, is used to pass controversial bills quickly and without much debate. Both bills will now only have to go through a concurrent/non-concurrent vote – meaning they would be denied the full legislative process of thorough debate and vetting. Both H Sub SB 313 and H Sub SB 62 will likely face this vote later in the week, and if voted through, will go straight to the Governor’s desk to be signed.

Week of March 12 – 16, 2012

Last week, at the county level, the Miami County Commission voted 3-2 to disallow funding for contraception distribution via the county’s family planning program making it the first county in Kansas to exclude contraception funds from its grant application. At the state level, HB 2598, the bill would require doctors to provide their patients misinformation to dissuade them from procuring an abortion.  This bill would threaten the accreditation of the University of Kansas’ medical school.

Week of March 5 – 9, 2012  

No new reproductive health related bills were introduced in the past week but HB 2523, a bill which would allow for medical professionals to deny referrals and medication and care based on their conscience, passed through the House Committee on Judiciaryand will be up for debate in the House soon.

Week of Feb. 27 – March 2, 2012 

The Kansas House worked HB 2523, the “pharmacist refusal and medical non-referral act” and HB 2598, the “no-taxpayer funding/mother’s right to know act” this past week. An amendment to HB 2598 was added, requiring doctors to document the amount of women who change their minds about getting an abortion after hearing the fetal heartbeat.

Week of Feb. 20 – Feb. 24, 2012

No new bills directly pertaining to reproductive rights were proposed in the Kansas Legislature this week. But, two bills will be worked in the upcoming week. HB 2523, which would extend the pharmacist refusal act to allow institutions and medical professionals to not only refuse to provide regular birth control pills and emergency contraception and abortion care, but to also refuse to refer patients to a healthcare provider who would provide the care or medication. HB 2523 will be worked on Feb. 29. HB 2598, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions” omnibus bill would, among other things, require doctors to tell women seeking abortions false information about abortions and would disallow certain organizations from providing students with sex-education material. HB 2598 will be worked on March 1.

Week of Feb. 13 – Feb. 17, 2012

The Committee on Federal and State Affairs proposed a bill in the House, HB 2744, that would guarantee women who had been sexually assaulted access to accurate information on emergency contraception in the emergency room. This bill does not require hospitals or doctors to dispense emergency contraception, but just to make sure they provide medically accurate and relevant information to women who have been sexually assaulted. It would also encourage other entities like crisis lines to provide information on emergency contraception.

Week of Feb. 6 – Feb. 10, 2012

The “personhood” amendment, HB 2579, was blocked by anti-choice Representative Kinzer who said he would not schedule a hearing for the proposed bill because he didn’t think it would stand in court. This leaves more time for anti-choice legislators to focus on bills like HB 2598. HB 2598 would, among other things, require doctors to provide misleading information to women seeking an abortion and would prohibit organizations that provide abortions from distributing sex education materials. The hearing for HB 2598 was held on Feb. 8 and 9. The pharmacist refusal and medical personnel non-referral act, HB 2523 is also in the works with a hearing scheduled for February 15. This bill would allow any medical professional to deny any woman care or medication if s/he believed it would cause an abortion.

Week of Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2012

On January 31, 2012, the Committee on Federal and State Affairs proposed HB 2579, the “personhood” bill. The legislation, if passed, would declare that “personhood” starts at conception, making abortion illegal. It also has implications for certain kinds of contraceptives and fertility treatments, possibly rendering them illegal as well. The bill would endanger the rights of pregnant women and midwives or other people who professionally care for pregnant women. On February 1, 2012, the Kansas State House proposed HB 2598, “No taxpayers funding for abortion” Act. The Hyde Amendment already makes taxpayer funding for abortion illegal, so the hefty 68-page bill is a redundant and clearly political anti-choice action. It creates additional complications for women seeking late term abortions by creating legal barriers for women and medical professionals. It also allows providers to be sued by a woman’s spouse or a minor’s parents for providing abortion care.

Week of January 23-27, 2012:

On Tuesday, January 24, 2011, House Committee on Federal and State Affairs proposed a pharmacist refusal and medical personnel non-referral bill regarding medical procedures or pharmaceuticals that are “believed” to cause the termination of a woman’s pregnancy. The HB 2523 says that a pharmacist could refuse to provide any medication that s/he would “reasonably” think could cause an abortion. Additionally, medical personnel, including, pharmacists, would not be bound to refer the woman to a medical facility or pharmacy that could provide care for her. This could ban women’s ability to obtain abortion services in a timely manner and to be denied contraception, as well as Plan B. This legislation could have far-reaching, negative implications for women if it were to pass.

Week of January 16-20, 2012:

HB 2337, introduced by the Committee on Federal and State Affairs, would create extra prejudicial regulations for private clinics that provide abortions with which to comply. This bill is often referred to as Targeted Regulations against Abortion Providers. The bill is on the House Calendar at this time. H Sub for SB 34, introduced by the Committee on the Judiciary, would further regulate later termination of pregnancy, making them less accessible to women and harder for clinics to legally perform. This bill is on the House Calendar at this time. Anti-choice lawmakers are also looking at proposing a “personhood amendment.” This could make certain forms of birth control illegal, interfere with those undergoing fertility treatment, ban abortion and restrict pregnant women’s rights who are going to term.

January 2012:

HB 2337 Prejudicially Regulates the Provision of Healthcare Vote NO on HB 2337 ▪ Men, women and children have a right to equitable, fair and gender neutral treatment in healthcare issues under the law. ▪ HB 2337 regulates issues of women’s reproductive healthcare services, facilities and providers in a prejudicial manner that is not supported by any evidence-based data. ▪ HB 2337 is intended to restrict abortion even further by eliminating small practitioners who safely do abortion procedures in their office-based practices. ▪ The Legislature should only concern itself with regulating healthcare in an evidence-based, non-gender specific, non-prejudicial fashion for the preservation of the public safety and welfare. Supporting Facts against HB 2337 Nationally, abortion entails half the risk of tonsillectomy and one-hundredth the risk of an appendectomy, and, in the first trimester, is eleven times safer than childbirth. Of women who have first trimester abortions, 97% report no complications, 2.5% have minor complications and less than 0.5% require additional surgical procedure or hospitalization. BOHA reports that far more cosmetic surgeons are sued for medical malpractice than abortion providers. KMS Guidelines would cover procedures including: sigmoidoscopy (short-distance colon scope), colonoscopy (long-distance colon scope), gastroscopy (esophagus/stomach scope), bronchoscopy (lung scope), laparoscopy (abdominal organ scope), intra-uterine biopsy (endocervical and endometrial), breast biopsy, tubal ligation and vasectomy. These guidelines, which would be universally applied, would treat men, women and children equitably; and not prejudicially or  moralistically. Here are the two bills that are already up in the Kansas House, they are on the House Calendar and could come up for a House Floor vote at  anytime: H Sub for SB 34 2012 Session HB 2337 2012 Session

Week of April 4-9, 2011:

HB 2218 is waiting to be signed by Governor Brownback – scheduled to happen April 12. This bill is a pre-viability ban on abortions after 22 weeks. HB 2035 is waiting to be signed by Governor Brownback – scheduled to happen April 12. This bill adds further restrictions to abortion, including the creation of two-parent consent for minors seeking abortion care. H Sub for SB 36, which is an egregious clinic regulations bill, is in the Judiciary Conference Committee at this time.

Week of March 13-19, 2011:

Under the Dome: Update from TopekaLast Thursday, March 17th, the Senate Committee on Judiciary held hearings for the Omnibus Abortion Restriction Bill,  HB 2035 and its Senate version, SB 146, the Pre-Viability Ban Bill, HB 2218 and Targeted Regulations against Abortion Providers (TRAP) bill, SB 165. Mr. Phil Wood, a psychology professor from Columbia, MO, testified in opposition to HB 2218, the Pre-Viability Ban. Mr. Wood spoke about his experience as the father of twins diagnosed in utero with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome and how HB 2218 does not recognize the different situations with which people are faced.  He informed the committee that people like he and his wife do exist and that legislation ought to be written to include the various circumstances that women may face during pregnancy.  HB 2218 and HB 2035 will most likely be on Senate General Orders the week of March 21st. The Abortion Coverage Insurance Ban, SB 65 and House version of this year’s TRAP bill, HB 2337, were both sent back to the House but have not come up for a vote yet.  SB 65 and HB 2337 will mostly likely come up for a vote on the House floor the week of March 21st.

Week of February 21-25, 2011:

  • H.B. 2035 (parental consent) and 2218 (pre-viability abortion ban) are set to be debated on the floor of the House this week.

Week of February 14-18, 2011:

  • H.B. 2035 is scheduled is be heard on the floor of the House.
  • H.B. 2337 has been introduced.  The legislation is a Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider (TRAP) bill that singles out abortion clinics for unnecessary, politically motivated, and restrictive regulations.  The mirror Senate Bill 165 was referred to the Judiciary Committee last week.
  • Hearing on H.B. 2218 (pre-viability ban): 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday (2.16 and 17),  before House Federal and State Affairs Committee, Room 346-South, Capitol.
  • Testimony was heard this week on H.B. 2218 (pre-viability abortion ban) and H.B 2219 (prohibiting insurance policies from including abortion coverage as part of its general health coverage and requiring women to buy an additional additional insurance rider, if they would like abortion care coverage).
  • H.B. 22118 has passed through committee.

Week of February 7-11, 2011:

Week of January 31-February 4, 2011:

  • H.B.2035–the parental consent bill–is in committee (Committee on Federal and State Affairs).  The estimated cost of implementation is $290,000.
  • H.B.2007–the no exception for mental health bill–is also in committee (Committee on Federal and State Affairs).  The estimated cost of implementation is $5,000 in fiscal year 2012.

Week of January 24-28, 2011:

  • The new Department of Health and Environment Secretary Robert Moser (the new Sam Brownback appointee) said Monday, Jan. 24th, that his office will require abortion providers to give the state more details about late-term procedures they perform.  The new intent of the law is to require doctors to spell out exactly what irreversible harm a woman faces if the pregnancy continues and how the diagnosis is made.  Essentially, the new Department of Health and Environment office will be able “determine” the legality of abortions performed after 21 weeks based on their interpretation of the doctor’s explanation.  Under the previous Democratic governors Sebelius and Parkinson, doctors were allowed to repeat the exact “substantial and irreversible impairment” phrase in the law in their reports, without a more detailed medical diagnosis, arguing it was the only thing legally required.

Week of January 17-21, 2011:

  • Rep. Lance Kinzer, Olathe Republican, has introduced legislation that would require parental consent for teenagers seeking an abortion.  It would also allow law enforcement officers access to state abortion records (HB2035).

Week of January 10-14, 2011:

  • Rep. Steve Huebert of Valley Center has introduced a bill to prevent the use of mental health as a reason for a late-term abortion in Kansas.  Critics charge that mental health and physical health are one in the same (HB2007).
  • Governor Brownback’s contradictory State of the State Address promises more restrictions on abortion but less government.
Week of Feb. 20 – Feb. 24

No new bills directly pertaining to reproductive rights were proposed in the Kansas Legislature this week. But, two bills will be worked in the upcoming week. HB 2523, which would extend the pharmacist refusal act to allow institutions and medical professionals to not only refuse to provide regular birth control pills and emergency contraception and abortion care, but to also refuse to refer patients to a healthcare provider who would provide the care or medication. HB 2523 will be worked on Feb. 29. HB 2598, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions” omnibus bill would, among other things, require doctors to tell women seeking abortions false information about abortions and would disallow certain organizations from providing students with sex-education material. HB 2598 will be worked on March 1.

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