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Governor Sam Brownback signs 19 bills into law Thursday

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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF KANSAS GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK

Governor Sam Brownback signs 19 bills into law Thursday

Topeka - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed 19 bills into law today. He allowed one bill to become law without his signature. This brings the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2014 Legislative Session to 76. One bill has been vetoed and one passed into law without signature.

  • HB 2272 – amends the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act (KELA) by reducing the total minimum investment threshold from $250 million to $55.5 million that a Lottery gaming facility manager would be required to present to the State for the right to bid for and be awarded the management contract of a Lottery-owned gaming facility in the Southeast Kansas Gaming Zone.

“While I have reservations about state ownership of casinos in general and the quality of regional economic development associated with casino gaming, many in southeast Kansas have expressed their desire for this change in KELA through their elected representatives,” said Governor Brownback. “The Legislature passed HB 2272 with large majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, and therefore I will allow this bill to become law without my signature.”

  • Sub HB2442 – increases the penalty for individuals convicted for fleeing and eluding law enforcement three times or more
  • Sub HB2452 – authorizes additional specialty license plates
  • Sen Sub HB2238 – funds the Kansas judiciary and includes items of reform.
  • HB2057 – addresses provisions related to property and income tax amendments
  • Sub HB2223 – allows home brewers to have their beverages tasted or judged
  • Sen Sub HB2298 – amends controlled substances act to add certain classes of drugs
  • Sen Sub HB2338 – addresses the judiciary budget and includes minor reforms
  • SB344 – addresses signage requirements for oversize loads on Kansas highways
  • SB285 – limits insurance company mandates to providers of vision care
  • SB423 – allows for greater flexibility within the Department of Administration including possible sale or destruction of state office buildings
  • SB349 – allows the Board of Technical Professionals to provide clarity in specific professions
  • SB311 – increases the cap on noneconomic damages in personal injury lawsuits
  • SB271 – amends the Medicaid Fraud Act and provides for additional penalties
  • SB54 – addresses technical changes in abortion law
  • SB 265 – definition of income for homestead refund and SAFESR eligibility; income tax credit for adoption expenses.
  • SB 256 – Attorney General; costs in criminal appeals
  • House Sub SB40 – expands statutory provisions for prison-based industries
  • Sub HB2681 – makes changes in the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs
  • HB2552 – requires prompt payment of Medicaid claims

By law, the Kansas governor has 10 calendar days to sign the bill into law, veto the bill or allow the bill to become law without his or her signature.

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