Senate Bill 326 amends several statutes related to the production of alcohol. The bill increases the amount of beer that can be manufactured with a microbrewery license from 30,000 to 60,000 barrels in a calendar year. The bill allows a microbrewery to manufacture and distribute not more than 100,000 gallons of hard cider. Under previous law, microbreweries could manufacture only beer. The bill amends the Liquor Control Act to remove the one-year residency requirement for microbrewery, micro-distillery, and farm winery licensees. These licensees are still required to be Kansas residents.
Senate Bill 418 establishes the Host Families Act, amends the Family Law Code with regard to use of a domestic violence offender assessment and certified batterer program; amends law related to the medicating of a child and access to files in child in need of care proceedings; and creates and amends law related to human trafficking, sexual exploitation of a child, children in need of care, and juvenile offenders.
House Bill 2502 makes changes to several laws concerning firearms in regards to air guns in schools, active duty military personnel, public employers/employees, public buildings, restricted access entrances and adequate security measures.
House Bill 2460 creates and amends law in the Kansas Consumer Protection Act regarding identity theft and identity fraud and creates the crime of violation of a consumer protection order, regarding door-to-door sales.
Sub. for HB 2151 creates law relating to community parenting release, eyewitness identification and amends law relating to grand juries.
House Sub. for SB 227 establishes the Contaminated Property Redevelopment Act, which allows a purchaser of real property acquired after July 1, 2016 to be released from environmental liability for pre-existing contamination. The bill also creates a redevelopment program for municipalities. House Bill 2632 authorizes the State Finance Council to oversee the sale of the Kansas Bioscience Authority or substantially all of its assets. The bill also revises provisions of the Sales Tax and Revenue (STAR) Financing Act pertaining to the annexation of area into a STAR bond district, pledges for future financial support from the State, an 'eligible area', and annual reporting to legislative committees.
House Sub. for SB 193 amends the Freedom from Unsafe Restraint and Seclusion Act to add and clarify definitions. The bill revises the standards for the use of emergency safety intervention (ESI) and requires local school boards to develop and implement policies governing the use of ESI.
Sub. for SB 323 enacts the Jason Flatt Act (suicide prevention), establishes a language assessment program coordinated by the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and amends the capital improvement state aid formula for school districts.
House Bill 2558 prohibits cities and counties from regulating or prohibiting certain actions related to door-to-door campaigning for elective office. The bill permits hospital districts to hold elections in even-numbered years.
Senate Bill 248 prescribes the priority for expenditures and grants for family planning services financed with federal Title X funds.
House Sub. for SB 402 makes changes pertaining to eligibility for public assistance. This bill enacts a 'step therapy' for drug usage or drug therapy for Medicaid recipients.
Senate Bill 366 prohibits cities, counties and other political subdivisions from enacting or enforcing policies pertaining to price control of real estate, labor work schedules, and nutrition labeling. The bill also restricts cities and counties from administering residential rental property inspections if certain conditions are not met.
Sub. for SB 22 creates and amends law relating to public records and the Kansas Open Records Act.
House Sub. for SB 168 revises statutes of the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS) pertaining to working after retirement.
House Sub. for SB 249 includes omnibus funding for FY 2016, FY 2017, and FY 2018 expenditures for most state agencies.
Senate Sub. for HB 2088 moves to January 1, 2017 the effective date of a tax lid for cities and counties. Under the tax lid provisions, increases in property tax dollars levied beyond the rate of inflation generally require voter approval, except that certain types of property tax increases are exempt from the computation involved in determining whether mandatory elections are necessary.