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Governor Sam Brownback signs four bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following four 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...

Governor Sam Brownback signs three bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today 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...

Governor Sam Brownback today vetoed the largest tax hike in Kansas history. Read the veto...

Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on legislative tax hike

Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement regarding Senate Bill 30: “I appreciate the efforts of legislators as they continue to work towards balancing the budget, building a school funding formula that puts students first, and ultimately...

Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on cybersecurity

Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement calling for action from legislators regarding cybersecurity: “Our digital age demands diligence on the new frontier of cybersecurity. As a state, vigilance requires adequate measures be taken to...

Governor Sam Brownback signs two bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following two bills into law: House Bill 2128 – Amends the Kansas sexually violent predator act regarding examinations, transitional release, and conditional release. House Bill 2102– Amends law relating to...

Governor Sam Brownback signs Senate Bill 23

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed Senate Bill 23, bringing the Kansas Securities Commissioner and related regulatory responsibilities under the Kansas Insurance Commissioner, and giving prosecuting authority for securities fraud to the Kansas...

Governor Sam Brownback signs one bill into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following bill into law: 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...

Governor Sam Brownback orders flags lowered for Memorial Day

Topeka – In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Governor Sam Brownback today ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sun-up until noon on Monday, May 29, 2017 in honor of Memorial Day. “A belief in human dignity is central to the American idea, with...

Governor Sam Brownback signs five bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following five bills into law: House Sub for SB 40 – Establishes new criminal charges aimed at reducing human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children and requires holders of Commercial Drivers Licenses be...

Governor Sam Brownback signs five bills into law

May 15, 2017 Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following five bills into law: SB 14 – Provides for limited line insurance coverage of self-storage units. SB 16 – Enacts new insurance holding company regulatory law and corporate governance annual...

Governor Sam Brownback signs six bills into law

May 11, 2017 Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed the following six bills into law Wednesday: Sub. for SB 101 – Adds sexual assault to the list of crimes which allow the issuance of Protective Order, amends the notification of sexual assault examination law,...

Governor Sam Brownback announces appointments to boards and commissions

May 3, 2017 Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced new appointments to boards and commissions. “I’d like to thank these men and women for their willingness to give their time, talents, and hard work in service to the great State of Kansas. With their...

Governor Sam Brownback signs five bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed the following five bills into law. Friday, April 21, 2017  House Substitute for Senate Bill 51: Updates the controlled substance schedule and allows the Board of Pharmacy to conduct emergency scheduling when required....

Doctor of Osteopathy school taskforce members announced

TOPEKA — Kansas Farm Bureau CEO Terry Holdren today announced the membership of the Doctor of Osteopathy school taskforce. Holdren was asked to chair the taskforce by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback last December. Holdren and the taskforce was charged with exploring and...

Governor Sam Brownback signs 11 bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed the following 11 bills into law: Sub. for HB 2052 – Concerns Appropriations for Fiscal Years 2017 through 2021. HB 2080 – Concerns reinstatement of forfeited benefit units and rural water district. HB 2095 – Provides...

Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on St. Francis Hospital

Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement regarding St. Francis Hospital: “Yesterday, I had a meeting with Mike Slubowski, the CEO of SCL Health, about the status of St. Francis Hospital. He committed to me that they would not announce a...

Governor Sam Brownback vetoes Medicaid Expansion

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today vetoed Medicaid Expansion, issuing the following statement on HB 2044. “I am vetoing this expansion of ObamaCare because it fails to serve the truly vulnerable before the able-bodied, lacks work requirements to help...

Governor Brownback signs eight bills into law

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed the following eight bills into law: Tuesday, March 28, 2017: SB 166 – Exempts Cleveland University-Kansas City from the private and out-of-state postsecondary educational institution act. SB 66 – Reforms state bank...

Governor Sam Brownback signs executive order to assist fire relief

Clark County – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed Executive Order 17-01 to assist fire relief efforts throughout the state. Governor Brownback declared a state of emergency on March 5, and fires have now burned more than 626,000 acres. This ranks as the...

Governor Sam Brownback issues statement on Gannon ruling

Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement regarding the Kansas Supreme Court’s decision on the Gannon case: “The Kansas Supreme Court correctly observes that our education system has failed to provide a suitable education for the lowest...

Protecting Kansas Workers and Families

Governor Sam Brownback Since the pioneers moved westward across the country and settled this fertile ground, our state has always held a promise for those who came here—that through dedication and hard work your standing in life can improve. One of my primary goals as...

Governor Brownback issues statement on House Democratic tax plan

Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement on the House Democratic tax plan: “Today, the House moved forward on the Democratic tax bill that would pummel the pocketbook of middle class families. It drastically hikes taxes retroactively...

Refugees in America and Kansas

Governor Sam Brownback Our government exists to protect its citizens from threats to their rights, threats both foreign and domestic. In pursuit of this priority, President Trump issued an executive order to strengthen the security of America’s refugee resettlement...

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