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January 20, 2021
Kansas Capitol Quiet Under Increased Security SurveillanceThe Kansas statehouse was under tighter security and encouraged legislators and lobbyists to participate remotely as much as possible.
House to Take Up COVID-19 Flexibility Bill TomorrowWith the upcoming expiration of House Bill 2016 and the loss of a workday this week, the House sped up the legislative process and referred Senate Bill 14, the COVID-19 disaster response legislation, to the House for full action tomorrow, Jan. 21.
Discussion Continues on the Mental Health Modernization and Reform ReportToday, the House Health and Human Services Committee continued their review of the recommendations around mental and behavioral health, which were a part of the interim Special Committee on Kansas Mental Health Modernization and Reform.
Committee Meeting on Drug Abuse Treatment and Diversion ProgramsHouse Bill 2026 – Creating a drug abuse treatment program for people on diversion and allowing county and district attorneys to enter into agreements with chief judges and community corrections for supervision.
House Insurance & Pensions Holds Information Hearing on Mental Health LegislationThe House Insurance & Pensions Committee is scheduled to hold an informational hearing on House Bill 2073.
Registration Now Open: Advocacy Briefing – Feb. 12During this webinar, Representative Fred Patton discusses the 2021 Legislature's progress on the extension of the COVID-19 response legislation.
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