Below are the bills in the 2015 Legislative Session that KGFA has a direct interest in. They are sorted based upon the order of the most recent action taken. If you click on the bill number, you can read the actual text of the bill.

Bill Number and Sponsor

Bill Subject

Current Status

Last Action

SB 11

Mike Petersen, R-28th

Regulated scrap metal; crime of theft and related sentencing provisions; regulation of scrap metal dealers, including unlawful acts and penalties

On General Orders in House

05/20/2015 – House
Committee of the Whole: Be passed over and retain a place on the Calendar

SB 21

Senate Transportation Committee

Regulation and safety requirements for private motor carriers

Approved by Governor

04/01/2015
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback

SB 35

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Appropriation revisions for FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017, and FY 2018 for various state agencies

In Senate Ways and Means

01/20/2015 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Ways and Means: Thursday, 1/22/2015, 10:30 AM, Rm 548-S

H Sub for SB 36

Senate Natural Resources Committee

Creating the local conservation lending program

Approved by Governor

04/16/2015
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback

SB 50

Senate Local Government Committee

Property tax; valuation classification bed and breakfast homes

In Senate Assessment and Taxation

01/22/2015 – Senate
Referred to Assessment and Taxation

SB 81

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Appropriation revisions and supplementals for FY 2015 and FY 2016 for various state agencies

In Senate Ways and Means

01/28/2015 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Ways and Means: Wednesday, 1/28/2015, 10:30 AM, Rm 548-S

SB 154

Senate Commerce Committee

Amending unemployment insurance benefits determination; employer classification and contribution rates

Approved by Governor

05/18/2015
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback

SB 166

Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee

Rule of law restoration act; immigration

In Senate Federal and State Affairs

02/06/2015 – Senate
Referred to Federal and State Affairs

SB 178

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Valuation of agricultural land

In Senate Assessment and Taxation

02/11/2015 – Senate
Referred to Assessment and Taxation

SB 237

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Appropriations for FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017, FY 2018 and FY 2019 for various state agencies

In Senate Ways and Means

03/17/2015 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Ways and Means: Wednesday, 3/18, 10:30 AM, Rm 548-S

SB 258

Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee

Eliminating property tax exemption from statewide school levy for property used for residential purposes to the extent of $20,000 of its appraised valuation

In Senate Assessment and Taxation

03/04/2015 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Assessment and Taxation: Wednesday, 3/11, 9:30 AM, Rm 548-S

SB 260

Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee

Modifications to Kansas adjusted gross income relative to passive income for Kansas income tax purposes

In Senate Assessment and Taxation

03/04/2015 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Assessment and Taxation: Thursday, 3/12, 9:30 AM, Rm 548-S

SB 261

Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee

Imposing sales tax on sales of gas, electricity, heat and other fuel sources for production of heat and lighting for residential premises and agricultural use

In Senate Assessment and Taxation

03/11/2015 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Assessment and Taxation: Thursday, 3/19, 9:30 AM, Rm 548-S

SB 264

Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee

Eliminating sales tax exemption for farm machinery and equipment

In Senate Assessment and Taxation

02/24/2015 – Senate
Referred to Assessment and Taxation

SB 269

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Removing eastern spotted skunks from the nongame and endangered species conservation act

In Senate Natural Resources

03/09/2015 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Natural Resources: Thursday, 3/12, 8:30 AM, Rm 159-S

SB 271

Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee

Exception from height and length vehicle limitations for forage cutters and custom harvesters

In House Transportation

03/31/2015 – House
Referred to Transportation

SB 273

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Creating the classroom learning assuring student success act; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal years ending June 30, 2015, June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, for the department of education

In Senate Ways and Means

03/06/2015 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Ways and Means: Tuesday, 3/10, 9:00 AM, Rm 582-N

SB 275

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Establishing water conservation areas

In Senate Natural Resources

03/11/2015 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Natural Resources: Wednesday, 3/18, 8:30 AM, Rm 159-S

SB 296

Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee

Making the 2015 income tax rates permanent and having the tax rate reduction become effective

In Senate Assessment and Taxation

03/24/2015 – Senate
Referred to Assessment and Taxation

SB 302

Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee

Statewide excise tax levy of $3 per acre on the ownership of real property for the purpose of school finance

In Senate Assessment and Taxation

05/01/2015 – Senate
Referred to Assessment and Taxation

SB 305

Senate Ways and Means Committee

Transferring functions of the Kansas bioscience authority to the department of commerce

In Senate Ways and Means

05/14/2015 – Senate
Scheduled Hearing in Ways and Means: Monday, 5/18, 1:00 PM, Rm 548-S

HB 2012

Jim Ward, D-86th

Enacting the Kansas working families pay raise act

In House Appropriations

01/13/2015 – House
Referred to Appropriations

HB 2038

House Appropriations Committee

Appropriation revisions for FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017, and FY 2018 for various state agencies

In House Appropriations

01/20/2015 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Appropriations: Wednesday, 1/21/2015, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N

HB 2061

House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Amending the powers and duties of the Kansas department of agriculture division of conservation and the state conservation commission

Approved by Governor

05/18/2015
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback

HB 2070

House Taxation Committee

Property exempt from taxation; allowing counties to exempt certain property

On General Orders in House

03/13/2015 – House
Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Taxation

HB 2071

House Taxation Committee

Property taxation; market study analysis, persons eligible to be appointed appraiser

On General Orders in House

03/13/2015 – House
Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Taxation

HB 2072

House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Increasing assessments for the Kansas agricultural remediation reimbursement fund

In House Appropriations

02/20/2015 – House
Withdrawn from Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget; referred to Appropriations

HB 2086

House Taxation Committee

Sales tax exemption; defining machinery and equipment used as integral or essential part of an integrated production operation

In House Taxation

01/23/2015 – House
Referred to Taxation

HB 2097

House Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee

State fire marshal; search and rescue teams and hazardous materials response teams; tort claims immunity; emergency response fund

Approved by Governor

05/14/2015
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback

HB 2128

House Taxation Committee

Permitted use of tax information in certain tax actions and proceedings; tax liens upon personal property; tax warrants; time for returns and payment of tax; liability for persons responsible for collection of sales or compensating tax

In House Taxation

01/28/2015 – House
Referred to Taxation

HB 2133

House Appropriations Committee

Appropriation revisions and supplementals for FY 2015 and FY 2016 for various state agencies

In House Appropriations

01/29/2015 – House
Scheduled Discussion and Possible Action in Appropriations: Monday, 2/2/2015, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N

HB 2168

House Taxation Committee

Property tax exemption and classification for property used for bed and breakfast purposes

On General Orders in House

03/11/2015 – House
Committee Report recommending bill be passed by Taxation

S Sub for HB 2177

House Energy and Environment Committee

Establishing water conservation areas

In Conference Committee

05/11/2015 – Senate
Change of Conferees; King, Smith and Pettey to replace Powell, Kerschen and Francisco

HB 2192

House Energy and Environment Committee

Kansas storage tank act

Approved by Governor

04/08/2015
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback

HB 2193

House Energy and Environment Committee

Solid and hazardous waste and the risk management program act

Approved by Governor

04/08/2015
Approved by Governor Sam Brownback

HB 2245

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Amending procedure for cases involving groundwater

In House Agriculture and Natural Resources

02/06/2015 – House
Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources

HB 2261

House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee

Amending unemployment insurance benefits determination; employer classification and contribution rates

In House Taxation

02/17/2015 – House
Withdrawn from Commerce, Labor and Economic Development; referred to Taxation

HB 2294

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Requiring the use of e-verify by employers

In House Federal and State Affairs

02/11/2015 – House
Referred to Federal and State Affairs

HB 2298

House Taxation Committee

Removing the sunset for rural opportunity zones

In House Taxation

03/05/2015 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Taxation: Wednesday, 3/11, 3:30 PM, Rm 582-N

HB 2299

House Appropriations Committee

Directing the secretary of labor to submit a statewide plan for state enforcement of OSHA standards

In House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

02/18/2015 – House
Scheduled Discussion and Possible Action in Commerce, Labor and Economic Development: Tuesday, 2/24, 1:30 PM, Rm 346-S

HB 2303

House Appropriations Committee

Allowing the secretary of health and environment to establish variances to water quality standards

In House Agriculture and Natural Resources

03/05/2015 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Agriculture and Natural Resources: Wednesday, 3/11, 3:30 PM, Rm 346-S

HB 2304

House Appropriations Committee

Creating the local conservation lending program

In House Agriculture and Natural Resources

03/05/2015 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Agriculture and Natural Resources: Wednesday, 3/11, 3:30 PM, Rm 346-S

HB 2307

House Taxation Committee

State finances; relating to state general fund tax receipts and expenditures; providing a tax amnesty; creating a budget stabilization fund, tax reduction fund; ending balances; income tax rates, itemized deductions; reports to the legislature

In House Taxation

02/25/2015 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Taxation: Wednesday, 3/4, 3:30 PM, Rm 582-N

HB 2351

House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Allowing conservation districts to sponsor local enhanced management areas

In House Agriculture and Natural Resources

03/05/2015 – House
Withdrawn from Appropriations; rereferred to Agriculture and Natural Resources

Sub for HB 2370

House Appropriations Committee

Appropriations for FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017, FY 2018 and FY 2019 for various sate agencies; capital improvement projects

On General Orders in House

03/19/2015 – House
Committee Report recommending substitute be passed by Appropriations

HB 2384

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Rule of law restoration act; immigration

In House Judiciary

02/23/2015 – House
Referred to Judiciary

HB 2392

House Taxation Committee

Modifications to Kansas adjusted gross income relative to passive income for Kansas income tax purposes

In House Taxation

03/05/2015 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Taxation: Thursday, 3/12, 3:30 PM, Rm 582-N

HB 2397

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Unmanned aerial vehicle regulation and privacy act

In House Federal and State Affairs

03/05/2015 – House
Referred to Federal and State Affairs

HB 2399

House Taxation Committee

Increasing sales and compensating use tax rates to 6.3%

In House Taxation

03/11/2015 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Taxation: Tuesday, 3/17, 3:30 PM, Rm 582-N

HB 2401

House Taxation Committee

Imposing an excise tax on ethanol production and electricity generated by renewable resources

In House Taxation

03/11/2015 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Taxation: Wednesday, 3/18, 3:30 PM, Rm 582-N

Bill Number and Sponsor

Bill Subject

Current Status

Last Action

HB 2403

House Appropriations Committee

Creating the classroom learning assuring student success act; making and concerning appropriations for fiscal years ending June 30, 2015, June 30, 2016, and June 30, 2017, for the department of education

In House Appropriations

03/09/2015 – House
Scheduled Discussion (cont.) in Appropriations: Tuesday, 3/10, 9:00 AM, Rm 112-N

HB 2408

House Taxation Committee

Repealing certain sales tax exemptions

In House Taxation

03/12/2015 – House
Referred to Taxation

HB 2414

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Department of health and environment and economic impact reports for state implementation plans

In House Energy and Environment

03/18/2015 – House
Referred to Energy and Environment

HB 2422

House Taxation Committee

Limiting appeals of property valuation to spring only

In House Taxation

04/29/2015 – House
Referred to Taxation

HB 2423

House Taxation Committee

Setting the state-wide school levy at 30 mills for school year 2015-2016 and school year 2016-2017

In House Taxation

04/29/2015 – House
Referred to Taxation

HB 2425

House Taxation Committee

Income tax rates, rate reductions

In House Taxation

04/29/2015 – House
Referred to Taxation

HB 2427

House Taxation Committee

Providing for a $.05 increase in motor fuel taxes

In House Taxation

05/05/2015 – House
Referred to Taxation

HB 2428

House Taxation Committee

Income tax rates on corporations; sunsetting certain credits for high performance firms; sunsetting benefits under the promoting employment across Kansas act; sales tax, sunsetting certain exemptions for high performance firms

In House Taxation

05/06/2015 – House
Referred to Taxation

HB 2429

House Taxation Committee

Increasing sales and compensating use tax rates to 6.5%

In House Taxation

05/06/2015 – House
Scheduled Hearing in Taxation: Wednesday, 5/6, 3:30 PM, Rm 346-S

HB 2430

House Taxation Committee

Relating to income tax rates for resident individuals with income from certain businesses who employ one or more persons; subtraction modifications

On General Orders in House

05/12/2015 – House
Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Taxation