Governor signs 13 bills into law

TOPEKA – The following 13 bills have been signed into law by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback so far in the 2015 legislative session.

  • House Substitute for SB4, the rescission bill, was signed on Feb. 10, 2015.

Four bills were signed into law on March 25, 2015:

  • House Substitute for SB7 – creates the classroom learning assuring student success act, commonly referred to as the education block grant.
  • HB2053  – relates to the calculation of criminal history, crimes, punishment and criminal procedure.
  • SB13 – allows notification to victims regarding the release of defendants from confinement, assignment to work release, or any other change in custody status.
  • SB46 – the identification of domesticated deer and requirements for possession of domesticated deer.

Three bills were signed into law on March 30, 2015:

  • HB2023 – legislative review of exceptions to disclosure of public records.
  • HB2066 – amends certain statutes relating to investments by life insurance and other insurance companies.
  • HB2085 – contracts between the Secretary of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority, annual reports from the authority.

Five bills were signed into law on April 1, 2015:

  • SB109 – creates the Kansas Disaster Utilities Response Act.
  • SB150 – allows authorized representatives of a motor carrier to appear before the Kansas Corporation Commission for violations of $500 or less.
  • SB21 – amends the economic and safety regulation of commercial motor vehicles operated solely in intrastate commerce.
  • SB47 – establishes principle-based reserves and updates the standard non-forfeiture law for life insurance companies.
  • SB73 – amends the definitions of all-terrain vehicles, recreational off-highway vehicles and work-site utility vehicles in a registration statute.
  • SB43 – designates a portion of K-8 as the “Home on the Range Highway.”
  • SB45 – allows concealed carry  of firearms without a permit.

By law, the Kansas governor has 10 calendar days to sign the bill into law, veto the bill or allow the bill to become law without his or her signature.

 Source: Office of the Governor.

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