Sunday, June 11, 2017

Governor Brownback Signs Several Bills into Law This Past Week

Press Release from the Governor's Office

Topeka – On June 7, 2017, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed the following three bills into law:
House Substitute for Senate Bill 21 – Amends the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System rules related to working after retirement.  
House Substitute for Senate Bill 60– Extends the sunset for certain agriculture fees.  

Substitute for House Bill 2277 – Allows for common consumption areas in cities and counties.  
SB 83known as the Disclose Act, amends the Woman’s Right to Know Act by amending information that a woman must be provided with before an abortion can be performed, including medical qualifications, disciplinary action from the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, or loss of clinical privileges at any hospitals.               

On June 5, the Governor signed the following bill into law:

SB 40establishes 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.
The Governor has now signed 87 bills into law this session and vetoed three. 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.

On Friday June 9, the Governor signed the following bills into law:
House Substitute for Senate Bill 42 – Updates the revised juvenile justice code.

Senate Bill 201 – Amends the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, adding members of the military to the definition of “protected consumers.”   
House Bill 2092 – Makes various changes to Kansas criminal procedure.

Senate Substitute for House Bill 2132 – Authorizes port authorities to conduct certain sales. 

The Governor has now signed 91 bills into law this session and vetoed three. 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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