Below you will find problematic legislation in the Kansas House and Senate for 2019. Please use this information to contact the appropriate legislators. Together we can help Kansas City resist hate!

Community Health

HB 2055

What it does: Deregulates certain self-funded association health plans
Status: Hearing Results Pending
Contact: Rep. Jene Vickrey, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7748
Rep. Tom Cox, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7331
Rep. Cindy Neighbor, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7690

SB 36

What it does: Deregulates certain self-funded association health plans
Status: Hearing Results Pending
Contact: Sen. Robert Olson, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7358
Sen. Rick Billinger, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7399
Sen. Mary Ware, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7391

HB 2056

What it does: Exempting health plans issued to associations of small employers from certain statutory provisions governing small employer health plans
Status: Hearing Results Pending
Contact: Rep. Jene Vickrey, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7748
Rep. Tom Cox, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7331
Rep. Cindy Neighbor, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7690

SB 34

What it does: Exempting health plans issued to associations of small employers from certain statutory provisions governing small employer health plans.
Status: Hearing Results Pending
Contact: Sen. Robert Olson, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7358
Sen. Rick Billinger, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7399
Sen. Mary Ware, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7391

HB 2057

What it does: Specifying the conditions under which a small employer carrier may establish certain classes of business.
Status: Hearing Results Pending
Contact: Rep. Jene Vickrey, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7748
Rep. Tom Cox, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7331
Rep. Cindy Neighbor, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7690

SB 33

What it does: Specifying the conditions under which a small employer carrier may establish certain classes of business.
Status: Hearing Results Pending
Contact: Sen. Robert Olson, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7358
Sen. Rick Billinger, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7399
Sen. Mary Ware, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7391

HB 2058

What it does: Updating definitions relating to small employer health plans and association health plans.
Status: Hearing Results Pending
Contact: Rep. Jene Vickrey, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7748
Rep. Tom Cox, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7331
Rep. Cindy Neighbor, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7690

HB 2059

What it does: Exempting certain association health plans from requirements pertaining to small employer health plans.
Status: Hearing Results Pending
Contact: Rep. Jene Vickrey, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7748
Rep. Tom Cox, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7331
Rep. Cindy Neighbor, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7690

SB 31

What it does: Exempting certain association health plans from requirements pertaining to small employer health plans.
Status: Hearing Results Pending
Contact: Sen. Robert Olson, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7358
Sen. Rick Billinger, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7399
Sen. Mary Ware, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7391

Criminal Justice Reform

HB 2088

What it does: Creates a “negligent driving violation” that police can give to drivers, however does not specify how that charge can be used, leaving drivers vulnerable to the biases of individual officers
Status: BILL IS DEAD
Thank you for helping defeat this bill!

HB 2098

What it does: Makes law enforcement reports available to the public only if they have been determined by the court to be in the “public interest”
Status:
Referred to Judiciary Committee
Contact:
Rep. Fred Patton, Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7460
Rep. Bradley Ralph, Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7501
Rep. John Carmichael, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7650

HB 2104

What it does: This bill would amend the penalty for refusal to submit to a blood-alcohol test. Under current law, violators lose their license for 30 days. This would amend it to a year.
Status:
Passed House, referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary
Contact:
Sen. Rick Wilborn, Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7354
Sen. Eric Rucker, Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7374
Sen. Vic Miller, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7365

HB 2132

What it does: Increases penalties for exposure of “female” breasts
Status:
Hearing Results Pending
Contact:
Rep. J. Russell Jennings, Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7447
Rep. Leo Delperdang, Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7663
Rep. Dennis "Boog" Highberger, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7122

HB 2230

What it does: Allows officers to impound vehicles of someone who is unable to provide proof of insurance
Status:
Referred to Committee on Insurance
Contact:
Rep. Jene Vickrey, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7748
Rep. Tom Cox, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7331
Rep. Cindy Neighbor, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7690

HB 2269

What it does: Would no longer make the state liable for potential wrongful acts that negatively impact how “time served” is calculated for juveniles and adults
Status:
Hearing Results Pending
Contact:
Rep. J. Russell Jennings, Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7447
Rep. Leo Delperdang, Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7663
Rep. Dennis "Boog" Highberger, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7122

HB 2296

What it does: Allows vehicles to be impounded and auctioned if a driver gets in an accident and does not have insurance
Status:
Referred to Committee on Insurance
Contact:
Rep. Jene Vickrey, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7748
Rep. Tom Cox, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7331
Rep. Cindy Neighbor, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7690

HB 2335

What it does: Expands the list of entities authorized to buy prison made goods
Status: Referred to Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice
Contact: Rep. J. Russell Jennings, Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7447
Rep. Leo Delperdang, Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7663
Rep. Dennis "Boog" Highberger, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7122

HB 2336

What it does: Fewer prisoners are awarded jail credit, resulting in longer sentencing times and higher prison populations
Status: Hearing Results Pending
Contact: Rep. J. Russell Jennings, Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7447
Rep. Leo Delperdang, Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7663
Rep. Dennis "Boog" Highberger, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7122

HB 2362

What it does: Creates the Kansas military base task force - a promotional arm for the military to help spur the military-industrial complex in Kansas
Status: Referred to Committee on Veterans and Military
Contact: Rep. Lonnie Clark, Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7483
Rep. Ronald Ellis, Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-5623
Rep. Virgil Weigel, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7104

SB 45

What it does: Creates the Kansas military base task force - a promotional arm for the military to help spur the military-industrial complex in Kansas
Status: Passed Senate, Going to House
Contact: Your House Representative

SB 62

What it does: Provides that police officers operating a police vehicle would not be required to make use of audible signals or visual signals if they feel it would alert persons to flee, destroy evidence, or other qualifications
Status: Hearing Results Pending
Contact: Rep. Richard Proehl, Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7639
Rep. Jack Thimesch, Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7105
Rep. Henry Helgerson, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7668

First Amendment Rights

HB 2138

What it does: Requires that "sexually oriented businesses" (ex: strip clubs) require a fee of not less than $5 for entry. This is likely unconstitutional and would be litigated at taxpayers' expense and eventually overturned.
Status: Referred to Committee on Taxation
Contact: Rep. Steven Johnson, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7696
Rep. Les Mason, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7640
Rep. Jim Gartner, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7673

HB 2319

What it does: Automatically blocks all pornography on all electronics sold in Kansas
Status: Referred to Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice
Contact: Rep. J. Russell Jennings, Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7447
Rep. Leo Delperdang, Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7663
Rep. Dennis "Boog" Highberger, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7122

HB 2322

What it does: Defines “hate speech” on social media as arbitrary; allows social media companies/users to be sued for deleting or censoring a user's religious or political speech
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Contact: Rep. Fred Patton, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7460
Rep. Bradley Ralph, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7501
Rep. John Carmichael, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7650

HB 2323

What it does: Imposes an excise tax on admission to adult-oriented businesses
Status: Referred to Committee on Federal and State Affairs
Contact: Rep. John Barker, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7674
Rep. Francis Awerkamp, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-6989
Rep. Louis Ruiz, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7885

Gun Reform

HB 2325

What it does: Reduces minimum age requirement for a license to carry a concealed handgun
Status: Referred to Committee on Federal and State Affairs
Contact: Rep. John Barker, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7674
Rep. Francis Awerkamp, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-6989
Rep. Louis Ruiz, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7885

HB 2336

What it does: Recognizes licenses to carry a concealed firearm issued by other jurisdictions
Status: Pending Hearing Results
Contact: Rep. John Barker, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7674
Rep. Francis Awerkamp, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-6989
Rep. Louis Ruiz, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7885

HB 2378

What it does: Limits landlord rights of prohibiting firearms in subsidised housing
Status: Pending Hearing Results
Contact: Rep. John Barker, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7674
Rep. Francis Awerkamp, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-6989
Rep. Louis Ruiz, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7885

Healthcare Reform

SB 32

What it does: Proposes a health insurance product that could deny Kansans with pre-existing conditions, require Kansans with those conditions to pay more for coverage, and segment the insurance market, making comprehensive coverage too expensive for those that need it.
Status: Pending Hearing Results
Contact: Rep. Jene Vickrey, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7748
Rep. Tom Cox, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7331
Rep. Cindy Neighbor, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7690

Immigration and Refugee Rights

HB 2355

What it does: Removes the provision that the federal officer must work for the FBI and gives ICE jurisdiction in Kansas
Status: Referred to Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Contact: Rep. Sean Tarwater, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7685
Rep. Ken Corbet, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7679
Rep. Stan Frownfelter, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7300

LGBTQIA Rights

HB 2320

What it does: Emphasizing that marriage can only be recognized between one cisgender man and one cisgender woman
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Contact: Rep. Fred Patton, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7460
Rep. Bradley Ralph, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7501
Rep. John Carmichael, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7650

HB 2321

What it does: Tries to dictate that any marriage not between one man and one woman shall be known as a 'parody marriage'
Status: Referred to Judiciary Committee
Contact: Rep. Fred Patton, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7460
Rep. Bradley Ralph, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7501
Rep. John Carmichael, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7650

Socioeconomic Justice

HB 2148

What it does: Discontinues unemployment benefits for school bus drivers who work under private contract.
Status: Referred to Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Contact: Rep. Sean Tarwater, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7685
Rep. Ken Corbet, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7679
Rep. Stan Frownfelter, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7300

SB 38

What it does: Discontinues unemployment benefits for school bus drivers who work under private contract.
Status: Pending Hearing Results
Contact: Sen. Julia Lynn, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7382
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7362
Sen. Tom Holland, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7372

HB 2381

What it does: $0.06 tax increase on gas, high impact on low-income families
Status: Pending Hearing Results
Contact: Rep. Steven Johnson, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7696
Rep. Les Mason, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7640
Rep. Jim Gartner, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7673

Tax Reform

HB 2131

What it does: Creates a sales tax exemption for businesses constructing facilities in certain areas. The Dept of Revenue estimates a loss of $118 Million per year.
Status: Referred to Committee on Taxation
Contact: Rep. Steven Johnson, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7696
Rep. Les Mason, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7640
Rep. Jim Gartner, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7673

HB 2285

What it does: Provides sales exemption from and modification for sales of specie legal tender - this appears to be a way around rich people paying capital gains taxes.
Status: Referred to Committee on Taxation
Contact: Rep. Steven Johnson, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7696
Rep. Les Mason, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7640
Rep. Jim Gartner, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7673

SB 22

What it does: Makes it so that Kansas cannot tax income earned on international ventures, making another tax break for multi-national companies and taxpayers.
Status: Passed both House and Senate
Contact: Governor Laura Kelly - Email or Call (785) 296-3232

SB 90

What it does: Gives a tax break to corporations and the wealthy
Status: Referred to Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development
Contact: Rep. Sean Tarwater, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7685
Rep. Ken Corbet, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7679
Rep. Stan Frownfelter, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7300

Worker’s Rights

HB 2341

What it does: Anti-union bill
Status: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
Contact: Rep. Troy Waymaster, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7672
Rep. Kyle Hoffman, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7643
Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-0424

SB 99

What it does: Requires EMS applicants to pay for their own background checks
Status: Referred to Committee on Federal and State Affairs
Contact: Rep. John Barker, Committee Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-7674
Rep. Francis Awerkamp, Committee Vice-Chair - Email or Call (785) 296-6989
Rep. Louis Ruiz, Ranking Minority Member - Email or Call (785) 296-7885

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