Monday, May 15, 2017

Governor Sam Brownback Signs Six Bills into Law

Press Release

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed the following six bills into law Wednesday:
H. Sub. for SB 101 – Adds sexual assault to the list of crimes which allow the issuance of  Protective Order, amends the notification of sexual assault examination law, and allows for victims of crime to receive compensation for mental health counseling.  

SB 205 – Establishes rules for calculating service credit for KPERS employees and provides an increase in death benefits to be paid to the surviving spouses of firefighters who die in the line of duty. 
HB 2096 – Amends restrictions on operation of transit buses in Wyandotte County and designates a portion of US-75 as the Eldon K. Miller Memorial Highway.

HB 2098 – Names the Mined Land Wildlife Area bison herd the “Bob Grant Bison Herd.” 

HB 2353 – Clarifies definitions related to the State Use Law program.  

HB 2356 – Revises various definitions related to the state’s bidding process. 

The Governor has now signed 68 bills into law this session and vetoed two. By law, the Kansas governor has 10 calendar days to sign the bill into law, veto the bill or allow the bill to become law without his or her signature.

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