Capitol Comments Articles

(Oct. 8, 2020) – The Legislative Budget Committee met this week to update the state's budget and COVID-19 activities.
(Sept. 2, 2020) – The Legislative Post Audit Committee met this morning to review four audit reports.
(Aug. 28, 2020) – The Special Committee on the Kansas Emergency Management Act identify its successes, failures and make potential recommendations for improvement.
(Aug. 28, 2020) – This week, the Special Committee on Kansas Mental Health Modernization and Reform met to hear testimony from members of various behavioral health and substance abuse committees and task forces.
(Aug. 13, 2020) – The Special Committee on Economic Recovery met to hear from various sectors of the state on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Kansas.
(Aug. 3, 2020) – The Legislative Budget Committee, a joint committee of House and Senate members, met today.
(July 13, 2020) – KDHE has announced that Sarah Fertig was named as the state's Medicaid director, replacing Adam Proffitt, who left the agency in early June.
(June 23, 2020) – The Robert G (Bob) Bethell Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services and KanCare Oversight met early this week.
(June 19, 2020) – At the close of each session of the Kansas Legislature, the Kansas Hospital Association provides a summary of bills of interest to health care providers for our members.
(June 4, 2020) – The legislature began its work for the 2020 Special Session called by Governor Laura Kelly a day early.
(May 27, 2020) – Governor Laura Kelly vetoed the first piece of legislation from the last day of the 2020 legislative session this week and announced a special session on Wednesday, June 3.
(May 22, 2020) – The House and Senate convened at 8 a.m. yesterday morning to begin the final day of the 2020 legislative session and concluded at approximately the same time this morning.
(May 20, 2020) – The Senate Judiciary Committee met today to finalize and pass out several bills for floor action tomorrow.
(May 20, 2020) – The Senate Judiciary Committee passed out Senate Substitute for House Bill 2396.
(May 19, 2020) – The Senate Judiciary Committee convened yesterday to discuss COVID-19 liability concerns and possible legislation.
(May 19, 2020) – The House Judiciary Committee met yesterday afternoon to discuss questions that have arisen during the current state of emergency about the scope and interpretation of statutes that govern emergency declarations and the powers of the governor.
(May 19, 2020) – The Senate Judiciary Committee met today to continue discussions about COVID-19 issues.
(May 14, 2020) – The House Judiciary Committee led a virtual committee meeting to discuss potential legislation to provide liability protections to health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(May 13, 2020) – Both House and Senate Committees began meeting this week in preparation for the final day of the 2020 session scheduled for May 21.
(May 13, 2020) – The House Appropriations Committee met this morning to discuss how the COVID-19 relief funding from the federal government is being distributed by the state.
(May 13, 2020) – The State Finance Council met this afternoon with the single objective of voting on the extension of the current disaster declaration.
(Mar. 19, 2020) – The KHA Bill Tracker is designed to keep you up-to-date on current legislation. KHA will update and share this document on a weekly basis while the legislators are in session.