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Kansas Statehouse Insider, Veto Session Review Presented by: KFSA Last week was the “Veto Session” of the 2019 legislative session. From Wednesday through early Sunday morning, the legislature tackled some important issues, including the annual budget, a large tax bill and some smaller items concerning scrap metal theft and CBD oils. Over the last few weeks, while the legislature was not in session, Governor Laura Kelly signed various bills or allowed the bills to become law without her signature. The legislature is now adjourned until Sine Die (the final adjournment) on Wednesday, May...

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TOPEKA, Kan. – At its 123rd annual meeting in Wichita, Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) chose Deb Miller, general manager of Stockton Farmers Union Mercantile and Shipping Association, as its first-ever chairwoman. Miller was chosen by the association’s 16-member board of directors to serve her two-year term leading the association through April of 2021. “It’s such an honor to be chosen as the first chairwoman of this storied association,” Miller said. “As an industry, we’ve had many trials and tribulations, but we’ve always persevered, adapted and succeeded. We’ve done pretty...

Kansas Statehouse Insider, April 1  - April 5, 2019 Presented by: KFSA Week 12 was the final week of the regular session for the Kansas legislature, which has adjourned until Wednesday, May 1st. The week was filled with conference committees of the two chambers meeting to find common ground on final versions of bills. Highlights of the week, which ended around 6:30 Friday evening, include: passage of a school funding bill; a new commercial hemp program; Association Health Plans and Non-insurance health benefits; and, the inability of the Senate to secure an override...

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that the Office of the Federal Register has published the Department’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The official publication in the Federal Register marks the start of the proposal’s public comment period, which will remain open for 60 days and close on May 21, 2019. More information about the proposed rule is available at www.dol.gov/whd/overtime2019. The Department encourages any interested members of the public to submit comments...

Week 11 of the Kansas Legislature was a shortened week, but full of long days with a marathon of bills being considered and debated on the chamber floors. Next week, the House and Senate will begin or continue joint chamber conference committees on various bills, to include the budget, school funding policy, and K-12 education appropriations. First adjournment of the 2019 legislature is scheduled for Friday, April 5th. See below for highlights of the activities on bills this week. Governor Vetoes Major Tax Legislation On Tuesday, Governor Laura Kelly vetoed Senate...

Kansas Grain and Feed Association will be participating in National Grain and Feed Association's week-long emphasis on grain safety promoting three simple steps: learn, plan and act. Grain safety should be taken seriously every day, but this week, Kansas Grain and Feed Association is joining in on a  major safety outreach effort conducted through the NGFA-OSHA Alliance, and is co-sponsored by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society, the North American Millers Association, the Grain Handling Safety Coalition and American Feed Industry Association. Machine Guarding makes OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations of 2018 as...

Kansas Grain and Feed Association will be participating in National Grain and Feed Association's week-long emphasis on grain safety promoting three simple steps: learn, plan and act. Grain safety should be taken seriously every day, but this week, Kansas Grain and Feed Association is joining in on a  major safety outreach effort conducted through the NGFA-OSHA Alliance, and is co-sponsored by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society, the North American Millers Association, the Grain Handling Safety Coalition and American Feed Industry Association. Today, we're focusing on lockout/tagout. Lockout/Tagout is #4 on OSHA's Top 10...

Kansas Grain and Feed Association will be participating in National Grain and Feed Association's week-long emphasis on grain safety promoting three simple steps: learn, plan and act. Grain safety should be taken seriously every day, but beginning this week, Kansas Grain and Feed Association is joining in on a  major safety outreach effort conducted through the NGFA-OSHA Alliance, and is co-sponsored by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society, the North American Millers Association, the Grain Handling Safety Coalition and American Feed Industry Association. Today, we're focusing on fall protection strategies. The number of fatal...

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