Topeka, Parsons, Wichita, Colby, Dodge City, Salina
April 13-14, 2015, Wichita
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Workers Compensation Costs Decrease Due to HB 2134
In 2011, KGFA was part of a business coalition that helped develop, lobby for, and successfully send to the Governor’s desk HB 2134, a law that dramatically reformed Kansas workers compensation statutes.
The attached document from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) shows that Kansas workers compensation costs have seen an overall 10% decrease. The Kansas Insurance Department will take this data and should adjust rates accordingly for 2015. This is attributed to, in part, to the passage of HB 2134.
KGFA Supports NGFA STB Rail Issue
KGFA has joined several other state associations in in supporting the National Grain & Feed Association’s (NGFA) proposal to change STB’s current procedures for ag shippers.
The federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) currently is engaged in a proceeding evaluating whether and how to change its procedures under which captive “grain” shippers may challenge freight rail rates believed to be unreasonable.