- Testimony was provided at a hearing in House Appropriations on HB2703, KHP funding; and SB335, KHP and KLETC funding. The committee took no action at this time.
- House hearings on Juvenile Justice Reform began in the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee on Monday.
- Testimony given in Senate Judiciary on HB2289 on DUI Admin Hearings. Hearing was continued from last week.
- Hearing on HB2699, Forfeitures, scheduled for March 10 was cancelled.
- Hearings were held on two bills, SB316 and HB2609, relating to the property tax lid. No committee action on either one yet.
- A hearing was held in the House Transportation Committee on SB274 on seat belt fines and the SAFE program. No action by the committee yet.
- Testimony was given in a hearing on HB2709 which would increase the KP&F death benefit to spouses of officers killed in the line of duty by granting them the greater of either the current 50% retirement or the retirement benefit based on the benefits had the member retired at the time of death. It also proposes increasing the cap with the children benefits added to 90%. No action by committee yet.
- Testimony was given in Senate Federal and State Affairs on our firearms bill, SB479, which adds four federal prohibitions of firearms to state law. There was no opposition testimony and the committee recommended the bill to pass and it is now on the Senate calendar for debate.
- Testimony was given in the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee on SB489 on medical hemp. The testimony went well, but this committee seems likely to move this bill forward.
- Testimony was given in the House Appropriations Committee opposing HB2725, KPERS Final Average Salary. The hearing went very well. We do not believe the bill has a high chance of moving forward.
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