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Legislative Votes March 8, 2019

Without a doubt the biggest news of the week was that House Republicans passed SB 22 this week with an overwhelming majority of 76-43. Not a single Democrat voted for the bill to protect Kansas taxpayers.  I voted YES.

The bill, SB22, adjusts the Kansas tax code so that Kansans with itemized deductions that total between $4,000 and $24,000 can continue to itemize on their state income taxes even if they no longer itemize on their federal income taxes. The bill covers several other important revisions to Kansas taxes - both individual and corporate. Here's a summary of the bill. >


How I voted on other recent legislation:

HB 2160, AN ACT concerning sales and compensating use tax; relating to countywide retailers' sales tax; election, Wabaunsee county; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 12-187 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

SB 22, AN ACT concerning taxation; relating to income tax, addition and subtraction modifications, treatment of deferred foreign income, global intangible low-taxed income, business interest, capital contributions and FDIC premiums, Kansas itemized deduction, election; sales and compensating use tax, imposition of tax, nexus, remote sellers, marketplace facilitators, food and food ingredients, rates; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 79-32,117, 79-32,120, 79-32,138, 79-3602, 79-3603, 79-3620, 79-3702, 79-3703 and 79-3710 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 79-3221o. Voted Yes

HB 2279, AN ACT concerning crimes, punishment and criminal procedure; relating to domestic violence calls; providing information to victim on arrest; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 22-2307 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2346, AN ACT relating to schools; vision screenings; amending K.S.A. 72- 6241 and 72-6242 and repealing the existing sections. Voted Yes

HB 2360, AN ACT concerning criminal history record checks; relating to entities providing care to children, the elderly or individuals with disabilities; the Kansas bureau of investigation. Voted Yes

HB 2336, AN ACT concerning crimes, punishment and criminal procedure; relating to offenders under supervision of the secretary of corrections; credit for jail time served; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 21-6606 and 21-6615 and repealing the existing sections. Voted Yes

HB 2223, AN ACT concerning alcoholic beverages; relating to producer licenses; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 41-308a and 41-355 and repealing the existing sections. Voted Yes

HB 2144, AN ACT concerning community colleges; relating to publication of financial information; identification of transferable credits; amending K.S.A. 71-301 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2048, AN ACT concerning crimes, punishment and criminal procedure; relating to sentencing; determination of offender's criminal history classification, comparable offense; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 21-6811 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 21-6811c. Voted Yes

HB 2203, AN ACT concerning retirement and pensions; relating to the Kansas public employee retirement system; employment after retirement; exempting individuals employed by the Kansas academies of the United States department of defense STARBASE program; certain retirants from penalties; authorizing reimbursement of certain suspended retirement benefits; amending K.S.A. 74- 4914 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2206, AN ACT concerning crimes, punishment and criminal procedure; relating to cruelty to animals; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 21-6412 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2248, AN ACT concerning motor vehicles; relating to all-terrain vehicles; allowing all-terrain vehicles to cross federal or state highway; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 8-15,100 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2243, AN ACT concerning charitable organizations; relating to exemption from registration; animal shelters; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 17-1762 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2225, AN ACT regulating traffic; concerning railroad grade crossing signal obedience; requiring vehicle drivers to stop for on-track equipment at railroad grade crossings; amending K.S.A. 8-1551 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2214, AN ACT concerning the motor-fuel tax law; relating to the definition of school bus; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 79-3401 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2198, AN ACT concerning health and healthcare; relating to the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases; allowing for the use of expedited partner therapy. Voted Yes

HB 2185, AN ACT concerning naturopathic doctors; relating to scope of practice; adding diagnostic imaging; amending K.S.A. 65-7202 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2178, AN ACT concerning utilities; relating to the Kansas underground utility damage prevention act; definitions; location of facilities and duty to mark, exceptions; amending K.S.A. 66-1802 and 66-1806 and repealing the existing sections. Voted Yes

HB 2168, AN ACT concerning state property; relating to Kansas state university and the university of Kansas; authorizing the state board of regents to sell and convey certain real property in Cherokee, Riley, Douglas and Saline counties. Voted Yes

HB 2167, AN ACT concerning wildlife; relating to the transferability of deer permits. Voted Yes

HB 2126, AN ACT concerning motor vehicles; relating to electric-assisted scooters; definitions; requirements; penalty; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 8- 126, 8-128, 8-1486 and 8-2118 and repealing the existing sections. Voted Yes

HB 2084, AN ACT concerning the Kansas 911 act; relating to emergency services; 911 fees, collection and distribution; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 12-5363, 12-5364, 12-5365, 12-5366, 12-5367, 12-5368, 12-5369, 12-5370, 12-5371, 12-5372, 12-5373, 12-5374, 12-5375, 12-5376, 12-5377, 12-5378, 12-5380 and 19-101a and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 12-5327, 12-5338 and 12-5361. Voted Yes

HB 2281, AN ACT concerning crimes, punishment and criminal procedure; relating to sentencing; modification of sentence; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 22-3716 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2239, AN ACT concerning alcoholic liquor; relating to common consumption areas; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 41-2659 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2211, AN ACT concerning motor vehicles; relating to the uniform act regulating traffic; driver's license reinstatement fee; waiver; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 8-2110 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2209, AN ACT concerning the state board of regents; pertaining to cybersecurity insurance; authorizing the purchase thereof; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 75-4101 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2191, AN ACT concerning crimes, punishment and criminal procedure; relating to execution of search warrants; electronically stored information; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 22-2503 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2177, AN ACT concerning life insurance; relating to fixed index annuity contracts; pertaining to the accounting treatment of certain derivative instruments; indexed product reserves. Voted Yes

HB 2174, AN ACT concerning the state use law; relating to extension of the sunset date for five years; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 75-3322c and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2147, AN ACT concerning the Kansas rural housing incentive district act; relating to increasing bond maturity limits; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 12- 5248 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2140, AN ACT concerning retirement and pensions; relating to the Kansas deferred retirement option program act; including agents of the Kansas bureau of investigation as members; extending sunset date; amending K.S.A. 74- 4986l, 74-4986p and 74-4986r and repealing the existing sections. Voted Yes

HB 2031, AN ACT concerning retirement and pensions; relating to the Kansas police and firemen's retirement system; definition of service-connected; amending K.S.A. 74-4952 and repealing the existing section. Voted Yes

HB 2290, AN ACT concerning the attorney general; relating to the crime victims compensation board; creating the crime victims compensation division within the office of the attorney general; amending K.S.A. 74-7304, 74-7305, 74-7308 and 74-7317 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 74-7306. Voted Yes

HB 2103, AN ACT concerning children and minors; relating to the revised Kansas code for care of children; placement of a child in a qualified residential treatment program; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 23-2210, 38-2202, 38-2234 and 38-2264 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 38-2202, as amended by section 9 of chapter 107 of the 2018 Session Laws of Kansas. Voted Yes

HB 2006, AN ACT concerning the department of commerce; relating to economic development incentive program evaluations by legislative post audit; the disclosure of economic development incentive program data, tax credit programs and certain property tax exemptions; required database; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 75-5133 and 79-3234 and repealing the existing sections Voted Yes


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