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(April 29, 2022) – The Conference Committee agreed to House Substitute for Senate Bill 19, the 988 suicide hotline enacting legislation.
(April 29, 2022) – As sometimes occurs near the end of the session, there was a new proposal based on a series of other bills put together late yesterday. These proposals are many times tied to a need to secure enough votes on other proposals as things wrap up in a session.
(April 29, 2022) – The Omnibus Budget Bill contained in House Bill 2510, passed the House 95-22 and the Senate 33-7.
(April 29, 2022) – After discussion throughout the session, the food sales tax reduction proposal passed that was contained in House Bill 2106.
(April 29, 2022) – While the Conference Committee members of House and Senate Federal and State Affairs met throughout the week to discuss the provisions related to both medical marijuana, as well as sports wagering in Kansas, the committee didn't complete the agreement on medical marijuana provisions.
(April 28, 2022) – Yesterday, the Senate debated the conference committee report on House Bill 2540, the report includes changes in schedules I, II, IV and V of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, amending the definition of controlled substances in the Kansas criminal code, excluding certain drug products from the definition of marijuana and excluding fentanyl testing strips from the definition of drug paraphernalia.
(April 28, 2022) – Yesterday, the Kansas Senate passed unanimously a bill that would reduce the sales tax on unprepared foods from the current 6.5 percent to 4 percent by Jan. 1, 2023.
(April 28, 2022) – Late yesterday, after five rounds of negotiations, the budget conference committee completed their work on an agreement on the chambers' final budget package of the year.
(April 28, 2022) – Today, the conference committee made of House and Senate Health Committee members, met to discuss Senate Bill 34 and all bills in conference.
(April 28, 2022) – Today, the Kansas House of Representatives took up the matters previously vetoed by Governor Laura Kelly.
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