TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Governor Laura Kelly signed 26 items of bipartisan laws into regulation Wednesday.
“Today, I signed 26 bipartisan bills that will help everyone from Kansas veterans to businesses, to farmers, to our infrastructure and our environment,” Governor Laura Kelly mentioned. “This is the kind of success that can be achieved when we work together – not as Republicans or Democrats – but as Kansans. I want to thank my colleagues in the legislature, on both sides of the aisle, for their efforts.”
HB 2021 authorizes the Kansas Development Finance Authority (KDFA), on and after July 1, 2021, to challenge bonds, to not exceed $10.5 million, for the aim of financing the development of a state veterans residence facility situated in northeast Kansas, together with, however not restricted to, in Douglas, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Shawnee, and Wyandotte counties.
Senate Sub. for HB 2074 enacts the Technology-enabled Fiduciary Financial Institutions Act (Act), which will likely be a part of and supplemental to Chapter 9 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated (the Kansas Banking Code). On July 1, 2022, the invoice requires the State Bank Commissioner challenge a constitution to The Beneficient Company and set up a fidfin fiduciary establishment pilot program with an financial progress zone designated in Harvey County. The invoice additionally establishes an earnings and privilege tax credit score starting in tax 12 months 2021 for belief banks in an quantity equal to such fiduciary monetary establishment’s certified charitable distributions throughout such taxable 12 months if the belief financial institution maintained such fiduciary monetary establishment’s principal workplace in an financial progress zone.
Senate Sub. for HB 2102 updates the Kansas Egg Law concerning repackaged eggs.
HB 2114 creates the Kansas Senior Care Task Force, creates and amends regulation concerning elder and dependent grownup abuse multidisciplinary groups, and amends regulation concerning abuse, neglect, or monetary exploitation of adults.
HB 2143 modifies regulation associated to gross sales tax.
Senate Sub. for HB 2201 modifies sure provisions associated to the Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (Eisenhower Program).
HB 2203 establishes the Asbestos Remediation Fund (Fund). The invoice additionally requires the Secretary of Health and Environment (Secretary) to remit all moneys acquired from the next sources to the State Treasurer, to be credited to the Fund:
- Permit and approval charges associated to the Asbestos Control Program;
- Moneys recovered by the State underneath the provisions of the Asbestos Control Act (Act), together with administrative bills and moneys paid underneath any settlement stipulation, or settlement; and
- Interest attributable to funding of moneys within the Fund.
The invoice requires moneys within the Fund to be expended just for the aim of administering the Act, together with funding of a technical and environmental compliance help program.
HB 2243 makes a number of adjustments to regulation governing the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS or the Retirement System) pertaining to a examine carried out by the KPERS Board of Trustees, authorization of the allotment for the KPERS Death and Disability Program and a moratorium on funds in FY 2021 by all employers, provisions within the Kansas Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) Act referring to taking part members’ election and extension of their DROP intervals, and administration of sure KPERS advantages and the appliance of sure federal Internal Revenue Code provisions on the Retirement System (“guidepost” part).
HB 2244 amends the Commercial Industrial Hemp Act (Act) to switch registration and regulation of business hemp processors from the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) to the State Fire Marshal (Fire Marshal). The invoice additionally amends regulation concerning the disposal of business hemp; the definition of “hemp products”; advertising, promoting, or distributing hemp merchandise unlawfully with out registration or licensure; and an exception for transportation of business hemp between producers and processors.
HB 2254 will increase the financial cap on irrevocable prearranged funeral agreements, contracts, or plans, on and after July 1, 2021, to $10,000, which can enhance in an quantity equal to the typical share enhance within the Consumer Price Index annually. The invoice additionally amends the documentation a licensed crematory operator or crematory operator in cost is required to obtain, previous to the cremation of any lifeless human physique, to solely a accomplished and executed coroner’s allow to cremate, if required underneath the Uniform Vital Statistics Act (Act).
HB 2390 critiques, amends, and provides exceptions to the Kansas Opens Records Act (KORA) and creates and amends regulation concerning the submitting of fraudulent liens.
HB 2391 amends regulation associated to the Office of the Secretary of State. The invoice revises and updates sure provisions pertaining to enterprise and different associated filings and repeals out of date legal guidelines.
HB 2405 authorizes the Kansas Development Finance Authority (KDFA) to challenge bonds, in a number of sequence, in an quantity to not exceed $500.0 million, plus all quantities required to pay the prices of issuance. Proceeds from these bonds have to be utilized to the unfunded actuarial pension legal responsibility (UAL) of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS). The rate of interest of these bonds might not exceed 4.3 %. Bonds is probably not issued with out approval of the State Finance Council, which can give approval whereas the Legislature is in session. The bonds issued and curiosity owed can be an obligation of KDFA and never KPERS. The bonds issued wouldn’t be thought-about a debt or obligation of the State for functions of the Kansas Constitution. The Department of Administration and the KDFA can be permitted to enter into contracts to implement the fee preparations after the bonds are issued.
HB 2408 authorizes and directs the Executive Director of the Kansas Historical Society (KSHS), on behalf of the KSHS, to convey by quitclaim deed a 9.86 acre parcel of land in Doniphan County to the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.
House Sub. for SB 26 updates statutes associated to the regulatory authority of the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) with regard to motor carriers.
SB 36 amends procedures associated to sure car identification quantity (VIN) checks and switch of possession of sure salvage autos; prohibits a motorcar from being towed out of Kansas with out the consent of the motive force or proprietor of the car; and makes technical adjustments, together with adjustments to take away outdated language.
SB 38 establishes a pesticide waste disposal program and provides and amends regulation concerning the roles of the Division of Conservation (Division) inside the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the State Conservation Commission (Commission).
SB 67 creates regulation concerning the right-of-way for funeral processions and for sure autos concerned in utility repairs.
SB 95 amends a requirement concerning odometer readings upon task of a car title and amends the definitions for “all-terrain vehicle” (ATV) and “recreational offhighway vehicle” (ROV).
SB 103 amends the Kansas Power of Attorney Act (Act) to state an influence of legal professional executed on or after July 1, 2021, is deemed adequate if in substantial compliance with the shape set forth by the Judicial Council, and the invoice directs the Judicial Council to develop such kind. The invoice states the amendments made by the invoice shall apply prospectively and shall not have an effect on the validity of an influence of legal professional executed previous to July 1, 2021.
SB 106 enacts the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) and repeals the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (ULONA), in addition to different present legal guidelines concerning notaries. Throughout RULONA, some provisions from ULONA and different present regulation are continued, reorganized, or up to date with out substantive adjustments. The invoice additionally updates references to ULONA in different areas of statute. This abstract units forth the RULONA construction and notes provisions containing substantive adjustments or additions to ULONA and different present regulation provisions.
SB 107 enacts the Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act [UFIPA] and repeals the Uniform Principal and Income Act (1997) [UPIA]. Throughout the UFIPA, some provisions from UPIA are continued, reorganized, or up to date with out substantive adjustments. The invoice additionally amends one statute inside the Kansas Uniform Trust Code (UTC). This transient summarizes the UFIPA construction and notes provisions containing substantive adjustments or additions to UPIA provisions.
SB 122 amends numerous sections inside the Kansas Rules of Evidence (Rules).
SB 142 requires an operator of any watercraft vessel to require each particular person on such vessel age 12 or youthful to put on a U.S. Coast Guard-approved private flotation system whereas aboard or being towed by a vessel except the particular person is under decks or in an enclosed cabin. The invoice requires the Secretary of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to promulgate guidelines and rules concerning required private flotation units. Currently, regulation of private flotation units is about in statute.
SB 143 updates and rearranges definitions concerning grain and grain warehouses, clarifies when purposes for licenses needs to be made, removes a reference concerning an impartial public accountant, clarifies the charge for a practical unit license, will increase the caps for storage charges, and will increase the allowable examination interval for grain warehouses.
SB 178 amends provisions within the Kansas Banking Code governing group and supervision to allow a nationwide financial institution, federal financial savings affiliation, or federal financial savings financial institution to transform to a state belief firm. The invoice additionally permits a belief firm to transform its constitution to one of many above-named monetary establishments.