Sunday, May 28, 2017

Governor Signs Seven Bills into Law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed several bills into law this past week. 

Senate Bill 89 into law. This bill amends the law relating to the collection of certain vehicle title and registration fees.
House Substitute for Senate Bill 40 – Establishes new criminal charges aimed at reducing human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and requires holders of Commercial Drivers Licenses be trained to recognize possible human trafficking.

House Substitute for Senate Bill 120– Updates the code for civil procedure.
Senate Bill 149 – Amends statutes regarding briefing in the Kansas Supreme Court and representation of state agencies by the Attorney General’s office. 

Senate Substitute for House Bill 2053 – Creates the Crisis Intervention Act and amends the law related to mental health.
House Bill 2054 – Allows certain state agencies to share information with one another for the purpose of carrying out their official duties, allows for the Kansas Department of Corrections to request assistance from other jurisdictions if needed, and amends the law related to fee funds.
House Bill 2041 – Extends the sunset date for the judicial surcharge and amends how certain fee funds are utilized. 

The Governor has now signed 80 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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