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Education Bill Status Summary

as of March 23, 2017

DD, 8:22 a.m.

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Bills sent to Governor

HB 2178 - Concerning income taxation; relating to determination of Kansas adjusted gross income, rates, itemized deductions; estimated fiscal note: FY 2018: $590.2 million, FY 2019: $453.8 million. KASB Testimony (Proponent) House Motion to override veto prevailed; PASSED; Yeas 85, Nays 40 2/22/2017. Senate Motion to override veto failed; veto sustained; Yeas 24, Nays 16 2/22/2017.

Bills in Conference

HB 2052 - Appropriation revisions for FY 2017, FY 2018, FY 2019, FY 2020, FY 2021, FY 2022, FY 2023, FY 2024, and FY 2025 for various state agencies. Waymaster, Davis and Wolfe Moore; McGinn, Billinger and Kelly

Bills on Senate General Orders

(Below  the line for Mar. 21)

HB 2268 - Kansas public employees retirement system; employment after retirement; determining actuarial equivalent or actuarial computation, interest factor.

SB 115 - State finances; requiring the KPERS board to liquidate the pooled money investment portfolio investment; transferring money to the state general fund and to the pooled money investment portfolio; authorizing the pooled money investment board to invest idle funds available for long term investment; fiscal note: $100 million to SGF.

SB 27 - Appropriation revisions for FY 2017, FY 2018 and FY 2019 for various state agencies; reduces K-12 funding by 5% ($128 million).  KASB Testimony (Opponent with funding cuts)

SB 86 -         Kansas open records act and openness in government.

SB 188 - Kansas income tax act; providing rate changes, determination of Kansas adjusted gross income and sunsetting certain modifications, and itemized and standard deductions; estimated fiscal note: FY 2018 – $702.5 million; FY 2019 – $513.8 million. KASB testimony (Proponent) Motion to recommend failed.

Bills on Senate Final Action

Bills on House Final Action

Bills on House General Orders

(Above the line for Feb. 16)

In Senate Committees

Senate Way and Means [Daily 10:30 a.m. 548-S]

HB 2161 - State finances; requiring the KPERS board to liquidate the pooled money investment portfolio; transferring money to the state general fund and to the pooled money investment portfolio; authorizing the pooled money investment board to invest idle funds available for long term investment.

SB 161 - Allotments; requiring the governor and secretary of administration to act under certain circumstances.

SB 189 - Appropriations for FY 2018, FY 2019, FY 2020 and FY 2021 for various state agencies.

Senate Education [Daily 1:30 p.m. 144-S]

HB 2048 - School district plan addressing child sexual abuse; establishing Erin's law. KASB Testimony

SB 145 - Amending the Kansas state high school activities association school classification system. Hearing held

SB 206* - Creating the student privacy and protection act.

SR 1715 - Resolution urging comprehensive sex education curriculum in public schools

Senate Assessment and Taxation

SB 97 - Relating to taxation, income tax, rates, modifications; sales and compensating use tax, food, rates; estimated fiscal note: FY 2018 - $200.8 million; FY 2019 - $138.9 million.

SB 146 - Continuation of 20 mill statewide levy for schools and property tax exemption of certain portion of property used for residential purposes from such levy. Hearing  held, KASB Testimony (Proponent).

SB 147 - Under Kansas income tax act; providing rate changes and determination of Kansas adjusted gross income and sunsetting certain modifications; estimated fiscal note: FY 2018 – $268.1 million; FY 2019 – $352.2 million. KASB Testimony (Proponent)

SB 192 - Kansas income tax act; providing rate changes, determination of Kansas adjusted gross income and sunsetting certain modifications, itemized deductions. Hearing  held. KASB Testimony (Proponent).

SCR 1602 - Constitutional amendment to prescribe revenue, expenditure and taxation limitations on state government. Hearing held. KASB Testimony (Opponent).

Senate Judiciary

Senate Federal and State Affairs [Daily 10:30 a.m. 144-S]

SB 76 - Professional occupations; restrictions on fees and licensing requirements. Hearing held.  USA, KSSA, KASB Testimony

SB 210 - Prohibiting the carrying of concealed firearms in certain buildings.

Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance [Daily 9:30 a.m. 546-S]

SB 138 - Exempting KPERS licensed school retirants from the working after retirement earnings limitation.

Senate Ethics, Elections and Local Government  [Daily 9:30 a.m. 142-S]

HB 2094 - Municipalities; contracts with other municipalities. KASB Testimony (Proponent)

Senate Commerce [Daily 8:30 a.m. 548-S]

SB 90 - Workers compensation impairment determination.

Senate Ways and Means

HB 2186 - Arbitration; teacher due process (amended on House General Orders).

In House Committees

House Appropriations [Daily 9:00 a.m. 112-N]

HB 2364 - Appropriations for FY 2018, FY 2019, FY 2020 and FY 2021 for various state agencies.

HB 2113 - Permanently exempting postsecondary educational institutions from the public buildings law under the personal and family protection act

House K-12 Education Budget - Appropriations for FY 2017 for various state agencies. KASB Testimony

House K-12 Education Budget [Daily 1:30 p.m. 346-S]

HB 2142* - Establishing a unified school district employee healthcare benefits program. Hearing cancelled.        

HB 2143* - Requiring school districts to procure specific spend categories through the department of education. KASB Testimony (Opponent)

HB 2242* - Enacting the classroom-based funding act. Hearing Held. KASB Testimony (Opponent)

HB 2288* - Requiring school districts use generally accepted accounting principles. (Re-referred from H. K-12 Ed Budget; hearing postponed)

HB 2270* - Creating the education finance act. Hearing held. KASB Testimony (Proponent)

HB 2324* - School district finance and quality performance act of 2017. Hearing held. KASB Testimony. (Proponent)

HB 2344* - Requiring the adoption of a local foundation budget by each school district and the levying of a property tax. Hearing held. KASB testimony. (Opponent)

HB 2345* - Authorizing school districts to adopt a local activities budget and levy property taxes. (Re-referred from H. K-12 Ed Budget; hearing held. (Withdrawn from Appropriations; re-referred to K-12 Education Budget).  KASB Testimony (Opponent)

HB 2346* - Administration of school district finance by the state board of education. Hearing held. KASB Testimony (Opponent)

HB 2347* - Creating the school district finance and student success act. Hearing scheduled 2/20. KASB Testimony

HB 2379 - Requiring school district expenditure reporting under the Kansas uniform financial accounting and reporting act. KASB Testimony (Opponent)

House Education [Daily 3:30 p.m. 546-S]

HB 2078 - Authorizing the reduction or elimination of property tax exemption by a school district. Hearing held.  KASB Testimony (Opponent)

HB 2179 - Due process for terminating teachers’ contracts. Hearing held. KASB Testimony. (Opponent)

HB 2165 - Development and implementation of ethnic studies in schools.

HB 2374 - Expanding the tax credit for low income students scholarship program. KASB Testimony. (Opponent)

House Taxation [Daily 3:30 p.m. 346-S]

HB 2023 - Determination of Kansas adjusted gross income; sunsetting certain modifications. KASB Testimony

House Transportation [Daily 1:30 p.m. 582-N]

SB 144 - Prohibiting the use of a wireless communication device in a  school zone or a road construction zone. PASSED 21-17

HB 2008 - Requiring seat belts on school buses. Hearing held.  KASB Testimony        

House Insurance [Tue/Thurs 9:00 a.m. 281-N]

HB 2043 - Amending certain financial examination requirements

House Corrections and Juvenile Justice [Daily 1:30 p.m. 152-S]

HB 2243 - Authorizing school security officers to use certain types of emergency safety interventions. Hearing held. KASB Testimony (Neutral)

HB 2264*- Allowing juveniles who commit a using a firearm to be sentenced to placement in a juvenile correctional facility. KASB Testimony

House Judiciary

HB 2040 - Citations for overtaking and passing of school buses captured on camera. (Referred by H. Committee of the Whole). Withdrawn from Judiciary; referred to Appropriations 2/23/2017

House Financial Institutions and Pensions [Mon/Wed 9:00 a.m. 281-N]

House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development [Daily 1:30 p.m. 112-N]

HB 2056 - Amending the composition of the workers compensation and employment security boards nominating commission; administrative judge elected term lengths and reappointment

HB 2058 - Replacing the prevailing factor standard in workers compensation law with a substantial factor standard

HB 2059 - Amending the American medical association guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment edition used for determining workers compensation benefits. KASB Testimony

HB 2062 - Amending workers compensation law regarding drug testing, certain employer credits, maximum rates, work disability claim threshold, end of employer's obligation, future medical benefits, claim notice requirements and dismissal for lack of prosecution

HB 2353 - State contracts and purchases; relating to purchases of products and services from not-for-profit entities; employment of persons with disabilities; qualified vendors.

House Federal and State Affairs [Daily 9:00 a.m. 346-S]

SB 70 - Open meetings; justifications for closed or executive meetings

HB 2171 - Student privacy and protection act.

HB 2074 - Creating a permanent exemption for certain entities from the public buildings law under the personal and family protection act        

House Financial Institutions and Pensions [Mon/Wed 9:00 a.m. 281-N]

HB 2289 - Allowing certain time away from work or normal duties to be credited as participating service under KPERS and KP&F.

House Local Government [Tue/Thurs 1:30 p.m. 281-N]

HB 2138 - State fire marshal; school lockdowns; rules and regulations

House Children and Seniors [Tues/Thurs 9:00 a.m. 218-N]

HB 2108 - Amendments to the grandparents as caregivers act