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Education Bill Status Summary

as of May 21, 2015

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H Sub for SB 4 - Appropriation revisions and supplementals for FY 2015 and FY 2016 for various state agencies (rescissions and supplementals); delays payment of $20 million of capital outlay state aid to June; does not contain additional funding for Local Option Budget state aid.

SB 7 - Creating the classroom learning assuring student success act; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal years ending June 30, 2015, June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, for the department of education. KASB opponent.

*HB 2267 - Alternative project delivery; notice requirements and selection procedures. Approved by Governor on Wednesday, 01 April 2015. Effective July 1.

*SB 8 - Repealing school district audit teams and school district performance audit requirements. Approved by Governor on Wednesday, 01 April 2015. Effective July 1.

SB 45 - Authorizing the carrying of concealed handguns without a license under the personal and family protection act. Approved by Governor on Thursday, 02 April 2015.

To Governor

SB 228 allows for the sale of $1 billion of bonds to reduce the KPERS UAL. Pending enrollment. It passed on Final Action 23-16

S Sub for Sub for HB 2170 - Senate Substitute for Substitute for HB 2170 by Committee on Education -- Creating the freedom from unsafe restraint and seclusion act. Senate -  Senator Pettey replaces Senator Hensley on the Conference Committee on April 1, 2015. Senator Hensley replaces Senator Pettey on the Conference Committee - Senate, April 29, 2015.  House - May 18, Motion to suspend Joint Rule 4 (k) to allow consideration adopted;  May 18, 2015. Conference Committee Report was adopted; Yea: 111 Nay: 1.

S Sub Bill HB 2095 - AN ACT concerning retirement and pensions; relating to the Kansas public employees retirement system; employment after retirement; special provisions for certain retirants; certain duties of the joint committee on pensions, investments and benefits; amending K.S.A. 46-2201 and K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 74-4914 and 74-4937 and repealing the existing sections. Senate Select Committee on KPERS (Select Committee on KPERS) (Be Passed). May 5, 2015- Emergency Final Action - Substitute passed as amended; Yea: 40 Nay: 0. May 11, House-Motion to suspend Joint Rule 4 (k) to allow consideration adopted; House-Nonconcurred with amendments; Conference Committee requested; appointed Representative Johnson , Representative Thompson and Representative Trimmer as conferees.{As Amended by Senate Committee of the Whole}.  Senate - Conference Committee Report was adopted; Yea: 38 Nay: 0, May 14, 2015, {As Amended by Senate Committee of the Whole}.  May 15, 2015 - House - Adopted Conference Committee Report on House bill; Yeas 97, Nays 22.

In Conference Committee

HB 2104 The Committee report recommends  the original bill with combined with two Senate bills, Sub SB 171, which was amended by the House Elections Committee and moves elections to November even-numbered years,  and  SB 239, revising the presidential primaries process. Conference Committee Report agree to disagree adopted; Representatives Kahrs, Esau and Sawyer appointed as second conferees. Senate conferees are Holmes, Fitzgerald and, Faust-Goudeau.

HB 2104 - Elections; filling vacancies of nominations. House - Conference Committee Report agree to disagree adopted; Rep Kahrs, Esau and Sawyer appointed as second conferees. Senate - Conference Committee Report agree to disagree adopted; Sen Holmes, Fitzgerald and Faust-Goudeau appointed as second conferees.  House-Conference Committee Report agree to disagree adopted; Representative Kahrs,Representative Esau and Representative Sawyer appointed as second conferees {As Amended by Senate Committee of the Whole}.  Senate - Conference Committee Report was adopted; Yea: 22 Nay: 13, May 13, 2015, {As Amended by Senate Committee of the Whole}.

S Sub for HB 2135 - Senate Substitute for HB 2135 by Committee on Ways and Means - Appropriations for FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017, FY 2018 and FY 2019 for various state agencies; capital improvement projects; claims against the state. House - Conference Committee Report agree to disagree adopted; Reps Ryckman, Schwartz and Henry appointed as second conferees. Senate - Conference Committee Report agree to disagree adopted; Sen Masterson, Denning and Kelly appointed as second conferees.    Scheduled Meeting in Appropriations/Ways and Means Conference: Wednesday, 5/20, 9:30 AM, Rm 548-S.  House - May 20, Representative Macheers replaces Representative Schwartz on the Conference Committee, {As Amended by Senate Committee of the Whole}.

HB 2142 - Amending the definitions of fraudulent insurance act and external review organization. Senate - Motion to accede adopted; Senators, Bowers and Hawk appointed as conferees, March 30, 2015.  Senate - Senator Kelly replaces Senator Hawk on the Conference Committee May 13, 2015.

Senate Sub for HB 2155 - Senate Substitute for HB 2155 by the Committee on Federal and State Affairs-Charitable gaming; bingo and raffles; lottery; sale of tickets; other. House - Rep Tietze replaces Rep Lane on the Conference Committee on March 31, 2015.

HB 2154 - Authorizing private sector employers to establish a hiring preference for veterans. Senate - Motion to suspend Joint Rule 4 (k) to allow consideration adopted; April 29, 2015.   Senate - Conference Committee Report was adopted; Yea: 38 Nay: 0, May 13, 2015.

On Senate General Orders

HB 2353 - Education; amendments regarding virtual school state aid, supplemental general state aid, capital outlay state aid and capital improvement state aid.

HB 2109 - Providing for a sales and compensating use tax rate of 6.5% and a rate of 6.0% on food; eliminating certain itemized deductions; tax amnesty; creating the payroll credit; cigarettes and tobacco products tax rates; motor fuel tax rates; computation of amount of personal property tax on motor vehicles. KASB supports increasing state revenue.

March 21, Senate - Committee of the Whole - Passed over and retain a place on the calendar.

SB 32 - Requiring school district and Kansas State Department of Education audits; creating the Efficient Operation of Schools Task Force; amended to require audits in six districts in 2016-17, 50 percent of cost paid by districts. KASB proponent. 

SB 65 - Carrying of concealed handguns by public employees while engaged in employment; does not apply to schools. Hearing held. KASB neutral if does not apply to schools. 

Senate Education:

SB 294 - Creating the education finance act of 2015; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, for the department of education. (Referred separately to Ways and Means) KASB neutral. Hearing held.

SB 176 - Limiting negotiations under the Professional Negotiations Act. KASB opponent. Hearing held. Joint Testimony.

SB 2 - Authorizing school districts to offer multi-year contracts to teachers. Hearing held. KASB neutral. Committee took no action.

SB 67 - Development and establishment of K-12 curriculum standards; prohibiting use of Common Core standards.

SB 33 - Creating the Kansas Education Standards Study Commission. Hearing held. KASB proponent. Committee took no action.

HB 2008 - Repealing school district audit teams and school district performance audit requirements.

Senate Ways and Means

SB 300 - Education; amendments regarding virtual school state aid, supplemental general state aid, capital outlay state aid and capital improvement state aid. Amendments to SB 7, school district block grants.

S Sub for HB 2096, amended by committee to include subject matter of SB 179 - Limiting negotiations under the public employer-employee relations act, and SB 212  - Prohibiting deduction of union dues from public employee payrolls,broadened to prohibit all non-government deductions.

SB 273 - Creating the classroom learning assuring student success act; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal years ending June 30, 2015, June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, for the department of education. Hearing held. KASB opponent. (Subject matter to Governor in SB 7.)

SB 71 - School districts; amending the supplemental general state aid calculation. Hearing held. KASB opponent.

SB 81 - Appropriation revisions and supplementals for FY 2015 and FY 2016 for various state agencies. Hearing held.

SB 137 - Amendments to the school district finance and quality performance act; the virtual school act; the student data privacy act; and the tax credit for low income student scholarship program act.

Senate Assessment and Taxation

SB 178 - Valuation of agricultural land. Hearing postponed.

SB 233 - Increasing rates of taxation on cigarettes, tobacco products and alcoholic beverages. Hearing held.

SB 234 - State finances; relating to state general fund tax receipts and expenditures; providing a tax amnesty; creating a budget stabilization fund, tax reduction fund; ending balances; income tax rates, itemized deductions; reports to the Legislature. Hearing held. KASB proponent.

SB 258 - Eliminating property tax exemption from statewide school levy for property used for residential purposes to the extent of $20,000 of its appraised valuation. Hearing held.

SB 259 - Personal property taxation; relating to motor vehicles; computation of amount of tax; state school district ad valorem tax levy. Hearing held.

SB 260 - Modifications to Kansas adjusted gross income relative to passive income for Kansas income tax purposes. Hearing held.

Senate Ethics and Elections

Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice

SB 129 - Reports of abuse or neglect concerning children and certain adults. Hearing Canceled.

SB 194 - Creates the Kansas Public School Security Act. Hearing held. KASB opponent. (Subject amended into Sub SB 216)

Senate Commerce

SB 179 - Limiting negotiations under the public employer-employee relations act. Referred to Committee on Commerce. Hearing held.

SB 212 -Strengthening protection of public employee paychecks. Referred to Committee on Commerce. Hearing held.

SB 3 - Unemployment benefits for privately contracted school bus drivers. Hearing held.

SB 107 - Public entities expenditures for energy projects intended to reduce energy costs. Hearing held.

SB 167 - Workers compensation use of American medical association guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment. Hearing held Feb.18.

Senate Federal and State Affairs

SB 66 - Personal and family protection act; regulating concealed carry in portions of public buildings; schools not affected. Hearing held Feb. 5.

SB 201 - Personal electronic media devices subject to the open records act. Referred to Committee on Federal and State Affairs, Feb.12.

Senate Judiciary

SB 158 - Establishing a CARE family program for foster care. Hearing held.

SB 165 - Open meetings, statements required regarding a closed or executive meeting. Hearing CANCELED.

Senate Local Government

HB 2163 - Municipalities; contracts with other municipalities (including school districts) for services. Hearing held. KASB proponent. (Subject matter amended into HB 2165)

Senate Select KPERS

SB 299 - Providing working after retirement requirements for certain KPERS retirants who return to work with covered employers including benefit and contribution provisions while extending current sunset for teachers to July 1, 2016. Referred to Senate Select Committee on KPERS March 31. Senate - Hearing: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On House Final Action

*S Sub for HB 2095 - Issuing $1.5 billion of pension obligation bonds to finance a portion of the unfunded actuarial liability of KPERS. Passed 67-57. Referred to Senate Select KPERS Committee, in Conference Committee, where a bonding bill for $1 billion was sent to the Governor in SB 228. Senate Substitute for HB 2095 by Select Committee on KPERS - Working after retirement. Senate - Emergency Final Action - Substitute passed as amended; Yea: 40 Nay: 0, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

On House General Orders

*HB 2253 - Extends special employment after retirement provisions under KPERS for certain school employees; amended by committee to impose earnings limit in 2016-17 for all KPERS retirees under age 62 employed by any KPERS employers, limited exceptions. Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Committee on Pensions and Benefits on March 24.

*HCR 5004 - Constitutional amendment; providing for direct partisan election of Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges; abolishing the Supreme Court nominating commission. KASB opponent.

*HCR 5005 - Constitutional amendment allowing the Governor to appoint Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges, subject to Senate confirmation; abolishing the Supreme Court nominating commission. KASB opponent.

*HB 2174 - Tax credit for low income students scholarship program act amendments. KASB opponent.

*HB 2394 - Reduced technical education incentives from $1,000 to $250 plus the cost of each successful completion of an industry-recognized credential assessment. KASB Neutral.

*SB 188 - Specifies certain compensation and school board expenditure information in district budget documents; specifies how budget documents must be displayed with links on district websites; financial penalties for non-compliance. KASB opponent.

SB 206 - Enforcement of open records and meetings; attorney general; fund. Hearing held. Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Committee on Judiciary on March 23.

Sub HB 2383 - Creating the Kansas charitable bingo and raffle act. Committee Report recommending substitute bill be passed by Committee on Federal and State Affairs on Feb. 26.

HB 2394 - Career technical education incentive drawdown. Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Committee on Education Budget on March 9.

Sub for HB 2054 -  Enacting the public speech protection act. Hearing held. Committee Report recommending substitute bill be passed by Committee on Judiciary on March 23.

House Education

*HB 2262 - Providing a compliance deadline and penalties for non-compliance with the student data privacy act. Hearing held. KASB opponent.

*HB 2378 - Establishing the Kansas Legislature Award for Teaching Excellence Program. Hearing held; KASB proponent.

*HB 2266 - Requiring postsecondary education institutions to adopt a policy on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Hearing held. (Tabled)

*HB 2345 - Prohibiting school board members from having a conflict of interest. Hearing held. KASB opponent. 

*HB 2393 - Schools; relating to GASB accounting standards; relating to accounting systems; relating to the Kansas uniform financial accounting and reporting act; concerning financial publication requirements; authorizing annual compliance audits; providing penalties for noncompliance. Hearing held; tabled for subcommittee; KASB opponent.

*HB 2292 - Development and establishment of K-12 curriculum standards; enacting the Local Control of Kansas Education Act; relating to the Student Data Privacy Act. Hearing held. KASB opponent.

*HB 2139 - Postsecondary education; tuition and fees for aliens. Hearing held. KASB opponent. Possible action, tabled.

*S Sub for SB 60 - Requires participation by home schooled students in activities regulated by the Kansas State High School Activities Association; subject to certain requirements. Hearing held. (Tabled, with recommendation for subcommittee next year.)

*SB 136 - Professional negotiations act; original bill was agreement between KASB, KNEA, USA|K, KSSA; amended to narrow mandatorily negotiable items to salaries and wages and hours and up to three items from each side. KASB proponent. 

HB 2028 - Creating the Kansas Education Standards Study Commission. Hearing held, tabled. KASB proponent.

*HB 2232 - Personal financial literacy course as a requirement for high school graduation. Hearing held; tabled for subcommittee. KASB opponent.

HB 2078 - Requiring school districts to adopt school safety and security policies and plans. Hearing held; no recommendation.

HB 2099 - Authorizing school districts to administer certain surveys and questionnaires under the Student Data Privacy Act. Hearing held.

HB 2203 - School district agreements for consolidation of administrative services. Hearing held.

HB 2027 - Requiring school district and Kansas State Department of Education Audits; creating the Efficient Operation of Schools Task Force. Hearing postponed. KASB proponent.

HB 2035 - Amending the tax credit for Low Income Students Scholarship Program Act.

HB 2220 - Teachers' contracts; due process.

HB 2257 - Amendments to the Professional Negotiations Act; agreement between KASB, KNEA, USA|K, KSSA.

HB 2234 -Requiring postsecondary institutions to adopt and implement a policy and plan to prohibit employees from using their official titles in certain publications. Hearing held.

House Education Budget

HB 2203 - School district agreements for consolidation of administrative services. Hearing held.

House Appropriations

*HB 2412 - Municipalities; relating to using the internet as a source for official publications.

*HB 2199 - School district human sexuality education; policies and procedures; requires “opt in.” KASB opponent.

*HB 2031 - School district plan addressing child sexual abuse; establishing Erin's law.

*HB 2207 - Development and implementation of ethnic studies in schools. Hearing held in Education.

*HB 2133 - Appropriation revisions and supplementals for FY 2015 and FY 2016 for various state agencies. Hearing held.

*HB 2243 - Prohibiting KSHSAA from preventing children of military families from participating in high school sports due to a residency change.

HB 2241 - Prohibiting insurance companies from canceling or nonrenewing property and casualty policies due to claims arising from natural causes. Hearing held. Withdrawn from Committee on Insurance; Referred to Committee on Appropriations on Feb. 26.

HB 2345 - Prohibiting school board members from having a conflict of interest. Hearing held March 5. Withdrawn from Committee on Education; Referred to Committee on Appropriations on Feb. 26.

HB 2403 - Creating the classroom learning assuring student success act; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal years ending June 30, 2015, June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, for the department of education. Hearing held.

House Children and Seniors

House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

*HB 2237 - Municipalities; use of internet as official publication; school districts not included. Hearing held. KASB proponent.

HB 2265 - Unemployment benefits for privately contracted school bus drivers.

HB 2325 - Enacting the public employee bargaining transparency act. Referred to Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development  on Feb 12.

HB 2418 - Review of and limitations on contracts and lease-purchase agreements for energy conservation measures. Withdrawn from Committee on Judiciary; Referred to Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development - May 5, 2015

House Corrections and Juvenile Justice

*S Sub for SB 216 - Creating the Kansas School Security Act; requires districts to provide information on safety and security plans and crime statistics. Hearing Held. KASB opponent of original bill (SB 194), neutral on Senate substitute bill. Motion recommend failed.

House Elections

*SB 42 - Increases reporting requirements for public funds used for lobbying.

HB 2340 - Elections; municipal, spring to fall, even years, partisan; special districts spring to fall, odd years. Referred to Committee on Elections on Feb 12.

House Judiciary

*SB 98 - Open records, charges limited; open meetings; minutes required.

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. Hearing held.

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; retaining the Supreme Court nominating commission, membership amended.

HCR 5003 - Constitutional amendment; extend recall elections to elected judicial officers.

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.

SB 56 - Removing affirmative defense to promotion to minors of material harmful to minors for public, private or parochial schools. Referred to Committee on Judiciary on Feb. 26.

HB 2277 - Enacting the Kansas child protection registry act. Hearing held.

HB 2300 - Personal electronic media devices subject to the open records act. Referred to Committee on Judiciary on Feb. 11.

HB 2346 - Draft budgets subject to the open records act. Referred to Committee on Judiciary on Feb. 13.

House Local Government

*SB 244 - Municipalities; relating to approval of budgets; requiring certain notifications. Hearing held.

House Pensions and Benefits

SB 168 - Issuing $1 billion of pension obligation bonds to finance a portion of the unfunded actuarial liability of KPERS. Subject matter went to the Governor in SB 228.

HB 2288 - Enacting the Kansas deferred retirement option program act. Hearing held. Withdrawn from Committee on Appropriations; Referred to Committee on Pensions and Benefits on March 20.

House Taxation

*SB 171 - School board and municipal elections; spring to fall of odd-numbered years; non-partisan voting; requires schools to be used for polling places upon 365 day notice from county election officer; requires elections raising tax levies be held with general elections. As amended by House Committee; moves local elections to fall of even-numbered years, non-partisan voting; local races at top of ballot; restrictions on tax question elections removed. In conference committee embedded in HB 2104. KASB opponent. 

H Sub for SB 270 - Tax credit for low income students scholarship program act; eligible students. KASB opponent.  May 15, 2015 - House, Committee of the Whole - Motion to re-refer to committee failed.

HB 2076 - Sales tax holiday. Hearing held. KASB opponent.

HB 2306 - Increasing rates of taxation on cigarettes, tobacco products and alcoholic beverages. Hearing held. KASB Proponent.

HB 2307 - State finances; relating to state general fund tax receipts and expenditures; providing a tax amnesty; creating a budget stabilization fund, tax reduction fund; ending balances; income tax rates, itemized deductions; reports to the Legislature. Hearing held. KASB proponent.

HB 2420 Property exempted from taxation after July 1, 2015, not exempt from levies made by or on behalf of a school district.

HB 2423 Setting the statewide school levy at 30 mills for school year 2015-2016 and school year 2016-2017.

HB 2424 Providing for a statewide school levy of 5 mills on exempt property.

HB 2425 Income tax rates, rate reductions.

HB 2429 - Increasing sales and compensating use tax rates to 6.5 percent. Hearing held.

HB 2261 - Amending unemployment insurance benefits determination; employer classification and contribution rates. Hearing held. Withdrawn from Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development; Referred to Committee on Taxation on Feb. 17.

Bills Killed

HB 2326 - Contract negotiations for certain professional employees; House amended to provide changes agreed to by KASB, KNEA, USA and KSSA. KASB proponent of House version. (Amended to by Senate Committee of the Whole to limit compensation negotiations to minimum amounts; removes fact-finding process; allows each side to designate three items for mandatory bargaining, rather than five items in the House version.)  KASB opponent of bill as amended by Senate. Failed 13-27.

SB 70 - Requires fingerprint background checks for teachers; other school employees with direct contact with students. Stricken from calendar.