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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 42 - Issue 12 - March 23, 2023

State of Kansas

Legislative Administrative Services

Legislative Bills and Resolutions Introduced

The following numbers and titles of bills and resolutions were introduced March 9–15 during the 2023 session of the Kansas Legislature. Full text of bills, bill tracking, and other information may be accessed at

House Bills

HB 2454, AN ACT concerning taxation; relating to sales and compensating use tax; providing for a sales tax exemption for purchases of construction materials by a contractor for a not-for-profit corporation operating a theater; amending K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 79-3606 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2455, AN ACT concerning business entities; relating to the Kansas general corporation code, the business entity transactions act, the business entity standard treatment act, the Kansas revised uniform limited partnership act and the Kansas uniform partnership act; facilitating the use of electronic transmissions and electronic signatures with certain exceptions; revising procedures and requirements related to emergency bylaws and actions under emergency conditions; merger or consolidation; dissolution and revocation or restoration of revoked or forfeited articles of incorporation or authority to engage in business and revival; modifying fees charged by the secretary of state for certain filings and copies; amending K.S.A. 17-6520, 56a-105 and 79-1119 and K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 17-2036, 17-2718, 17-4634, 17-4677, 17-6002, 17-6004, 17-6008, 17-6010, 17-6011, 17-6014, 17-6301, 17-6305, 17-6401, 17-6408, 17-6410, 17-6413, 17-6426, 17-6427, 17-6428, 17-6502, 17-6503, 17-6509, 17-6512, 17-6514, 17-6518, 17-6522, 17-6701, 17-6702, 17-6703, 17-6705, 17-6706, 17-6707, 17-6708, 17-6712, 17-6712, as amended by section 36 of this act, 17-6804, 17-6812, 17-7001, 17-7002, 17-7003, 17-72a04, 17-72a05, 17-72a07, 17-7302, 17-7503, 17-7504, 17-7505, 17-7506, 17-76,136, 17-76,139, 17-78-102, 17-78-202, 17-78-203, 17-78-205, 17-78-302, 17-78-606, 17-7914, 17-7918, 17-7919, 17-7924, 17-7929, 17-7933, 56-1a605, 56-1a606, 56-1a607, 56a-1201, 56a-1202 and 79-3234 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 17-7514, 56-1a608, 56-1a610, 56a-1203 and 56a-1204 and K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 17-72a03 and 17-7511, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2456, AN ACT concerning reapportionment; relating to congressional, state senatorial, representative and board of education districts; imposing requirements for the drawing thereof, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2457, AN ACT concerning taxation; relating to income tax; providing a 4.95% tax rate for individuals and decreasing the normal tax for corporations; discontinuing possible future corporate rate decreases as a result of agreements under the attracting powerful economic expansion program act; increasing the income limit to qualify for a subtraction modification for social security income; providing that all social security benefits qualify for the subtraction modification commencing in tax year 2026; increasing the Kansas standard deduction by a cost-of-living adjustment; discontinuing the food sales tax credit; relating to sales and compensating use tax; reducing the rate of tax on sales of food and food ingredients; relating to property tax; increasing the extent of exemption for residential property from the statewide school levy; relating to privilege tax rates; decreasing the surtax; amending K.S.A. 79-1107 and 79-1108 and K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 74-50,321, 79-201x, 79-32,110, 79-32,117, 79-32,119, 79-32,271, 79-3603, 79-3603d, 79-3620, 79-3703 and 79-3710 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Taxation.

HB 2458, AN ACT concerning school districts; authorizing the state board of education to establish new school districts for purposes of attachment of territory of a disorganized school district; providing for administrative and judicial review of resolutions to permanently close a school building; amending K.S.A. 72-635 and 72-1431 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

HB 2459, AN ACT concerning water; relating to the Kansas water appropriation act; providing a definition for safe yield; prohibiting the change of the point of diversion of a water right if such change causes the safe yield of the source of water supply to be exceeded; amending K.S.A. 82a-701 and K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 82a-708b and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Appropriations.

House Resolutions

HR 6015, A RESOLUTION commemorating the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, by Representatives Rhiley, Tarwater, Bergquist, Buehler, Butler, Carlin, Carpenter, Clifford, Collins, Corbet, Curtis, Donohoe, Ellis, Essex, Estes, Garber, Hill, Hoheisel, Howell, Johnson, Lewis, Minnix, Moser, Murphy, Neelly, Penn, Pickert, Proctor, Resman, Roth, Sanders, Schlingensiepen, Smith, Smith, Thompson, Turk, Turner, Underhill, Waggoner, Wasinger, Williams, Williams and Younger.

Senate Bills

SB 307, AN ACT concerning the Kansas fights addiction act; relating to definitions; adding for-profit private entities to the definition of “qualified applicant”; amending K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 75-776 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 308, AN ACT concerning public employees; relating to hiring and promotion preferences for state employment; providing for a preference for persons with a disability; expanding the veterans preference to include remarried spouses of a deceased veteran who died while, and as a result of, serving in the armed forces and to include surviving spouses, whether remarried or not remarried of a prisoner of war; amending K.S.A. 73-201 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 309, AN ACT concerning cities and counties; relating to reductions in local retailers’ sales and compensating use tax revenues; local extraordinary needs grants; creating the fixing instant revenue shock for taxpayers fund and local extraordinary needs fund; authorizing certain transfers to and payments from such funds; establishing the joint committee on local extraordinary needs grants; providing powers, duties and restrictions in reviewing and approving capital expenditure project grants by such joint committee; abolishing the local ad valorem tax reduction fund; amending K.S.A. 65-163j, 65-3306, 65-3327, 75-2556, 79-1479 and 79-2965 and K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 74-8768 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 19-2694, 79-2960, 79-2961 and 79-2962 and K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 79-2959, by Committee on Ways and Means.

SB 310, AN ACT concerning health and healthcare; relating to medical cannabis; creating the medical cannabis regulation act; providing for licensure and regulation of the cultivation, processing, distribution, sale and use of medical cannabis; delegating administrative duties and functions to the secretary of health and environment, secretary of revenue, board of healing arts, board of pharmacy and the director of alcohol and cannabis control; imposing fines and penalties for violations of the act; establishing the medical cannabis registration fund, the medical cannabis business regulation fund and the retail dispensary consultant registration fee fund; creating the crimes of unlawful storage and unlawful transport of medical cannabis; making exceptions to the crimes of unlawful manufacture and possession of controlled substances; amending K.S.A. 38-2269, 41-201, 44-501, 44-706, 44-1009, 44-1015, 79-5201 and 79-5210 and K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 19-101a, 21-5703, 21-5705, 21-5706, 21-5707, 21-5709, 21-5710, 21-6607, 22-3717 and 23-3201 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 311, AN ACT concerning property taxation; relating to valuation; excluding internal revenue code section 1031 exchange transactions as indicators of fair market value; amending K.S.A. 79-503a and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation.

SB 312, AN ACT concerning the power of eminent domain; relating to the exercise thereof by certain public utilities; requiring approval of the board of county commissioners prior to the exercise thereof; amending K.S.A. 26-101, 26-501b, 26-502 and 26-516 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation.

SB 313, AN ACT concerning income taxation; relating to the salt parity act; clarifying the determination of taxable income of an electing pass-through entity; providing for the passing through of tax credits to electing pass-through entity owners; amending K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 79-32,287 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation.

SB 314, AN ACT concerning public health; relating to immunizations; prohibiting the secretary of health and environment from requiring a COVID-19 vaccination to attend at a child care facility or school; amending K.S.A. 65-508 and 72-6262 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 315, AN ACT concerning public health; relating to vaccinations; requirements to attend child care facilities and elementary, secondary and public or private postsecondary educational institutions; prohibiting an inquiry into the sincerity of a request for an exemption from vaccine requirements; repealing the meningitis vaccine requirement to live in student housing; amending K.S.A. 65-508 and 72-6262 and K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 44-663 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 76-761a, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

Senate Resolutions

SR 1715, A RESOLUTION honoring Real Men Real Leaders for their outstanding service to the Garden City, Kansas community, by Senator Doll.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions

SCR 1610, A PROPOSITION to amend section 1 of article 11 of the constitution of the state of Kansas; relating to property taxation; limiting valuation increases for real property.

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