Elections/School Governance

 HB 2344 Testimony (2/17/2017) 
   Requiring the adoption of a local foundation budget by each school district.
 HB 2247 Testimony (2/14/2017) 
   Authorizing legal publications on internet websites.
 KASB webinar today on school funding, taxes, health insurance (2/10/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a webinar at 12:30 p.m. today to review legislative action on proposals to cut school funding, increase taxes and consolidate school district health plans.
 HB 2242 Testimony (2/7/2017) 
   Classroom Based Funding Act
 HB 2237 Testimony (2/7/2017) 
   Concerning taxation
 SB 147 Testimony (2/6/2017) 
   Concerning income tax
 SB 76 Testimony (2/2/2017) 
   Professional occupations; restrictions on fees and licensing requirements.
 HB 2178 Testimony (2/2/2017) 
   Concerning income tax; rates; itemized deduction for certain medical expenses
 HB 2143 Testimony (2/1/2017) 
   School districts; relating to the department of administration; procurement of certain items and services
 SB 27 Testimony (2/1/2017) 
   Appropriation revisions for FY 2017, FY 2018 and FY 2019 for various state agencies
 HB 2094 - Testimony (1/26/2017) 
   Municipalities; contracts with other municipalities.
 Democratic agenda includes restoring teacher due process rights (1/26/2017) 
   House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled their legislative agenda, which included a measure to reinstate due process rights for teachers.
 HB 2078 - Testimony (1/25/2017) 
   Authorizing the reduction or elimination of property tax exemption by a school district.
 Expected bill would allow school lockdown devices (1/9/2017) 
   KASB has learned of the pending introduction of a bill that would codify in law a 2014 regulatory variance that allows public schools to use temporary door-lock devices during an active shooter or lockdown situation or drill.
 Wynn appointed to group advising Attorney General Schmidt on open government (1/5/2017) 
   In consultation with KASB, Kansas City attorney Deryl Wynn has been named to a group that will advise Attorney General Derek Schmidt on open government issues.
 Senate committee rosters announced (12/22/2016) 
   Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, has announced the makeup of the Senate committees for the 2017 legislative session, which starts Jan. 9. Committee chairs and vice chairs had been announced earlier.
 Reminder: School boards must pass resolution on term expiration dates (12/22/2016) 
   Changes made by the Legislature to the way school board members are elected will require school boards to pass a resolution stating that the terms of board members that would have expired during 2017 will now expire in January 2018.
 Senate President Wagle announces new committee chairs (12/15/2016) 
   Several key Senate committees will be led by moderate Republicans as Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, announced new chairs for the 2017 legislative session, which starts in less than one month.
 Legislators to review budget issues in advance of session (12/15/2016) 
   A panel of legislative leaders will review the challenging state of the state budget Friday, less than a month before the start of the 2017 session.
 Legislative Post Audit report on K-12 Federal Funds (12/8/2016) 
   After a request by Chair of the House Education Committee, Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, the Legislative Post Audit office delivered its performance audit to the committee on Wednesday.
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