Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed eight bills into law today. Today’s signings bring the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2014 Legislative Session to 14.
- HB 2591 – Requires municipal audit reports to be filed electronically with the Secretary of Administration.
- HB 2544 – Authorizes certain postsecondary educational institutions to enter into the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement to provide distance education to out-of-state students.
- HB 2470 – Removes requirements that all Regents universities purchase insurance of any kind or nature, except employee health insurance, only from an insurance company authorized to do business in Kansas.
- HB 2715 – Changes regulations regarding the transportation of farm implements by implement dealers on Kansas highways.
- HB 2597 – Allows municipalities that already provide solid waste collection services to immediately offer recycling collection services.
- HB 2611 – Reduces the amount of time a licensed dentist would be required to be present in a dental office for which the licensed dentist is a full or partial owner, advertises the dentist’s name, or associates together for the practice of dentistry, or with persons licensed to practice medicine and surgery.
- SB 278 – Transfers all duties, powers, employees, and funding of the Board of Veterinary Examiners into the Division of Animal Health in the Kansas Department of Agriculture for a two year period, beginning on July 1, 2014.
- SB 371 – Revises provisions of employment security laws, commonly referred to as Unemployment Insurance, pertaining to the disposition of penalties collected and the disclosure of information in certain circumstances.
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.