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Legislative Update | May 20, 2022

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Veto Session: The Sequel Begins Monday I know we've said this before, but we really are very close to the end of the 2022 Kansas Legislative Session. Legislators reserved a few more days to come...

Legislative Update | April 29, 2022

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Veto Session Over...For NowAs of 2:15 am this morning, the "first" veto session has come to a close and the "second" veto session will resume on Monday, May 23. The Omnibus budget bill was passed,...

Legislative Update | April 22, 2022

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Veto Session Starts Monday, April 25thKansas legislators return to Topeka on Monday to finish leftover business from the regular session and attempt to override any vetoes issued by Governor Kelly over the last two...

Legislative Update | April 1, 2022

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Happy First AdjournmentThe main part of the 2022 legislative session ended in the very early hours of Saturday, April 2nd.  Legislators finished the majority of their business and headed home for a three week...

Legislative Update | March 4, 2022

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Second Half of Session Begins The Legislature returned on Tuesday from their Turnaround break. It was a quiet week for committees waiting for the newly passed bills to make their way to opposite chambers and...

Legislative Update | Week of March 26th

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Only One Week Left Before First Adjournment The legislature is coming to the end of the regular legislative session, which is known as First Adjournment. (If you're one of the cool kids, it's called Drop...

Legislative Update | Week of March 19th

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Committees Finish Up Work Most legislative committees finished up their work today in anticipation of First Adjournment on April 6th. Only “exempt” committees are allowed to continue meeting, and working on bills. Exempt committees are...

Legislative Update | Week of March 12th

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Budget Process Underway and Dentists Fight Back It was a moderately busy week at the statehouse as we saw an acceleration in budget subcommittee reports, including medicaid program budgets. The hearing on the antipsychotics "informed...

Legislative Update | Week of March 5th

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Back in the Saddle Legislative committees are back in full swing after the little Turnaround break. The budget process is still ongoing, and we are still waiting on budget committee reports to be approved. There's...

Legislative Update | Week of February 26th

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The Second Half Commences State Legislators returned to Topeka on Wednesday to commence the second half of the 2018 legislative session. It was a short week at the statehouse, which makes for a short legislative...

Legislative Update | Week of February 19th

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Turnaround Report: We've Reached the Middle! The legislature adjourned Thursday evening, after reaching its first major deadline of the session, commonly known as “Turnaround”.  All bills must have passed out of their chamber of origin...

Legislative Update | Week of February 12th

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Electronic Monitoring Passes Senate HB 2232, the bill allowing electronic monitoring in adult care homes, was approved by the Kansas Senate on Thursday afternoon with a unanimous vote.  As a reminder, HB 2232 underwent further...