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”
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”
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”
In Kansas, three entities comprise the community supervision structure: Court Services, Community Corrections, and Parole Services.
In 2021, Kansas was ranked among the top five states in total wind energy generation, with the third-largest share of electricity generated from wind power, following closely behind Iowa and South Dakota. In early 2022, the state had nearly 8,250 megawatts of installed wind generating capacity.
Education, precision agriculture, and health care are just a few of the possibilities broadband internet enables, and a lack of connectivity can impact the economic well-being of individuals across the country.
Globally, the automotive industry plans to invest $330 billion in electrification by 2023 and offer up to 130 electrified vehicle models in the United States. Nationally, hybrid vehicle sales in 2021 comprised 5.4 percent of total sales, and Zero Emission Vehicles, such as plug-in hybrids, and fuel cells, represented 4.1 percent.
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.
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”
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”