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:
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

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

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

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: Referred to Committee on Commerce
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

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