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(Nov. 24, 2021) – Yesterday afternoon, Governor Laura Kelly signed the final version of House Bill 2001 as amended. The legislation passed the House and Senate as amended during a one-day special legislative session ending just before midnight on Nov. 22.
(Nov. 23, 2021) – Yesterday, the Kansas Legislature, for the first time in state history, petitioned Governor Laura Kelly by acquiring the two-thirds majority needed, to call themselves into a special legislative session to deal with COVID-19 federal mandates.
(Nov. 23, 2021) – With the state legislation now being enrolled and likely to become effective in the next 10 days, the Kansas Hospital Association staff is analyzing the impacts to provide guidance and resources to KHA members.
(Nov. 23, 2021) – Bill Clifford, who previously ran for Congress and has served as a Finney County Commissioner, was sworn in to fulfill duties and participate during the Special Session.
(Nov. 16, 2021) – Yesterday, the Joint Committee of Rules and Regulations, chaired by Representative Barbara Wasinger (R-Hays), met to discuss Rules and Regulations changes.
(Nov. 16, 2021) – The Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas Executive Committee met today to hear proposals from the Kansas City area for federal expenditures coming into the state.
(Nov. 16, 2021) – Yesterday, the Telehealth Subcommittee of the Broader Mental Health and Modernization met to hear updates on telehealth usage during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Nov. 16, 2021) – Today, the Health Care Stabilization Fund Oversight Committee, chaired by Marvin Kleeb, met to hear an update on recent statutory changes contained in House Substitute for Senate Bill 78 and impacts to the Health Care Stabilization Fund.
(Nov. 9, 2021) – Today, the Special Committee received an update on federal action from the Office of Revisor staff regarding the OSHA and CMS interim final rules
(Nov. 12, 2021) – This week, the legislature reached two-thirds of both the House and Senate members that signed the petition to call for a special legislative session.
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