Legislative Highlights 2023

Highlights is a summary of major legislation passed during the Session. This edition contains summaries from 20 major topics, including Education Finance and Policy, Fentanyl Test Strips, Childhood Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations, State Budget and Water Funding, and Workforce Development Laws. Download a printable version of 2023 Legislative Highlights here (PDF). Read on forContinue reading “Legislative Highlights 2023”

Committee Reports to the 2023 Kansas Legislature

Foreword In the 2022 Interim, the Legislative Coordinating Council appointed eight special committees to study ten study topics and authorized meetings of one special committee and one task force created pursuant to provisions in one of the 2022 appropriations bills (House Sub. for Sub. for SB 267 and HB 2510). Legislation recommended by the committeesContinue reading “Committee Reports to the 2023 Kansas Legislature”

Budget Analysis FY 2024

The Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Analysis is provided to assist the Legislature in the review of agency budget requests and the Governor’s budget recommendations for fiscal years 2023 and 2024. This report contains the individual analyses of state agency budgets, including the agency budget requests and the Governor’s recommendations. The Legislative Research Department’s analysis pertainsContinue reading “Budget Analysis FY 2024”

Traffic Enforcement Using Cameras

Cameras are statutorily authorized for use by municipalities in 36 states and the District of Columbia for enforcement of traffic laws, most commonly in enforcement related to speeding, full stops at red lights, and passing school buses that are stopped with the stop arm extended. State laws authorize municipalities or certain municipalities to use such cameras under certain circumstances. Toll agencies, including the Kansas Turnpike Authority, also use video enforcement for toll collection.

Autonomous Vehicle Regulation

Eric AdellResearch AnalystEric.Adell@klrd.ks.gov785-296-4404 Jill ShelleyPrincipal Research AnalystJill.Shelley@klrd.ks.gov785-296-8085 “Autonomous vehicle” is a term used to define a vehicle capable of operating without the intervention of a human driver and with the use of an automated driving system (ADS). A vehicle with an ADS is designed to perform the entire dynamic driving task without human intervention withinContinue reading “Autonomous Vehicle Regulation”

Streamlined Sales and Use Tax

Eric AdellResearch AnalystEric.Adell@klrd.ks.gov785-296-4404 Edward PennerSenior EconomistEdward.Penner@klrd.ks.gov785-296-0733 The Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (SSUTA) is a multi-state cooperative agreement intended to simplify the administration of state sales tax systems and encourage remote sellers to collect and remit sales and use taxes. Since 2003, 24 states have enacted SSUTA-conforming laws. Kansas was the first state withContinue reading “Streamlined Sales and Use Tax”