Governor Signs 11 Bills

By: Office of the Governor (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: Office of the Governor (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

The following is from the office of Gov. Sam Brownback:

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed 11 bills into law Tuesday, bringing the total number of bills signed by the governor during the 2013 Legislative Session to 18.

·HB 2007 establishes the Insurance Holding Company Act and amends the Insurance Code to modify existing provisions governing insurance holding companies.

·HB 2030 authorizes the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to issue up to ten wounded warrior deer permits each calendar year to disabled veterans who sustained injuries in combat and have a service-connected disability of not less than 30% through a random drawing if the number of eligible individuals exceeds ten.

· HB 2041 requires a municipal judge to forward conviction of city violations as well as cases involving boating under the influence and driving under the influence to the KBI. The new law also requires KBI director to adopt rules and regulations by July 1, 2013, requiring district courts to report the filing and disposition of all cases alleging DUI or refusal to submit to a test to determine the presence of alcohol or drugs (criminal refusal) and it clarifies the Department of Corrections or a jail may provide notice of release.

·HB 2096 expands options for governmental entities to invest public moneys in demand deposit accounts in banks, savings and loan associations, and savings banks, that have main or branch offices in the place where the governmental entity resides or in the county or counties where all or part of the investing governmental entity is located.

·HB 2138 repeals seventeen statutes concerning oil and gas.

·HB 2147 repeals 15 outdated statutes related to roads and bridges, including requiring highway signs that list distances to include metric system distances if a U.S. Department of Transportation demonstration project was approved.

·HB 2177 updates state motor carrier rules, including to reflect current vehicle sizes.

·HB 2202 allows automatic exemptions for drought declarations have been made either by the governor or by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

·HB 2305 amends the Kansas Storage Tank Act by requiring new or replacement installations of underground storage tank systems to be built with secondary containment, which would be monitored for leaks. The new law also requires any new motor fuel dispenser system installed after June 30, 2013, to include underdispenser spill containment.

·SB 69 amends certain motor vehicle registration requirements including bring statutes in compliance with Department of Revenue’s Division of Vehicles current practices.

·SB 62 strikes the terms utility, public utility, corporation, municipal corporation, and quasi-municipal corporation in certain existing statutes and replace the terms with the term "person." The new law also adds various references to federal regulations.

By law, Kansas governors have ten 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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