- SB367 Juvenile Justice Reform: The House committee made several amendments to this bill, mostly in response to concerns by providers of local services, prosecutors and judges. The bill was debated in the full House on Friday, with no debate and little discussion. Final vote will be Monday morning. The bill will go to a conference committee to work out the differences between the Senate and House. I don’t expect major changes from the House version. See details on my Juvenile Justice Reform Page.
- HB2549 Interstate Mutual Aid: A hearing was held in the Senate committee which recommended it to pass without amendment. It is scheduled for debate in the Senate on Monday.
- SB489 Medical Hemp: The Senate committee made numerous amendments to SB489 then recommended it for passage. It will be placed on Senate General Orders. See more information on my Medical Marijuana Page.
- SB428 Eyewitness Identification: The House committee held a hearing on SB428 and recommended it favorably for passage. The bill will require all law enforcement agencies to have a policy on the matter but does not dictate the details of that policy.
- HB2553 CPOST funding: The House Judiciary Committee placed the provisions of HB2553 into SB22 and passed it out favorably.
- HB2550 and HB2555 CPOST KORA and deferred judgements: The House Judiciary Committee placed the contents of HB2550 and HB2555 into SB58 and recommended it favorably.
- HB2587 Prohibiting Sanctuary Policies: The House Judiciary Committee amended HB2587 by adding a provision for the AG to defend any lawsuits related to this bill and to reimburse any costs to the local agencies through the state reimbursement process. The bill passed committee by a very narrow vote.
- There was no movement last week on:
- The KHP and KLETC funding bills that are in the House Appropriations Committee.
- The KORA provisions for law enforcement video, but we understand it may be put into a conference committee bill.
- The Seat Belts Are For Everyone (SAFE) related seat belt bill is dead for this year.
- There has been no further action on
- Forfeiture related bills.
- KPERS final average salary calculations. See more on my KPERS Page.
Key Legislative Events Week of March 14-18
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