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The 2015-2016 Kansas
Last updated on: December 17,
Bills Related to Funeral
Service and Professional Licensure introduced during
the 2015 Legislative Session:
Legislature is scheduled to convene on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 2:00
p.m. (Senate and House.)
Governor Sam Brownback's State of the State Address is scheduled for
6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
year one of the 2015-2016 Kansas Legislative Session. Bills from
2015 Legislative Session can be worked in 2016.
All hearings held in the State Capitol unless otherwise noted.
bills known at this time.
Bills Related to Funeral
Service and Professional Licensure that passed during
the 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
Bill 81 Amends certain exemptions to the Kansas Open
Records Act (KORA.) The bill passed the Senate, 40-0. Passed the
House as amended, 119-0. Following the Conference Committee
(Senators King, Smith & Haley) (Representatives Kinzer,
Bruchman & Pauls), the bill passed Senate and the House and on
April 11, 2013 was
approved by Governor Sam Brownback and became law upon
publication in the Statute Book on July 1, 2013.
(formerly House Bill 2613) Uniform Vital Statistics Act;
certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth.
Passed the House, 121-4 and the Senate 39-0. Approved by Governor
Brownback on 5/15/2014. Effective 7/1/2014.
Bill 263 Establishes the Military
Funeral Honors Fund. Passed the Senate, 40-0, on Thursday,
2/13/2014. The House
amended the bill and on 3/25/2014 it passed the House as amended,
123-0. The Senate nonconcurred, so the bill went to a
Conference Committee for further
review. Following Conference Committee review, the Conference
Committee Report was adopted by the House, 124-0, and the Senate,
40-0. Approved by Governor Brownback on 5/15/2014. Effective
Bill 2078 Authorizes certain licensing boards to accept
education, training or experience of military service members towards
obtaining licensure. Combined in Conference
Committee with the contents of what used to be HB 2077.
On April 16, 2013 the bill was approved by Governor Sam Brownback and
became law upon publication in
the Statute Book, July 1, 2013.
Bill 2172 Cemeteries; cemetery corporations and cemetery
merchandise. The Senate adopted the Conference Committee Report
on 5/2/2014, 124-0, and the House also adopted the Conference Committee
Report on 5/2/2014, 120-4. Approved by Governor Brownback on
5/13/2014. Effective 7/1/2014.
Bill 2181 Will allow licensing bodies to accept certain
online distance education courses towards licensure for military member
applicants. The bill passed the House, 122-0 and passed the
Senate, 40-0 and on April 4, 2013 was approved by Governor Sam
Brownback and became law upon publication in the Statute Book,
Bill 2339 (which now contains several bills, including Senate
) Lines of insurance; reporting requirements.
Changes the continuing education requirements for licensed insurance
agents selling only preened funeral insurance. A hearing was
held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 with the Senate Committee on
Financial Institutions and Insurance. KFDA Executive Director Pam
Scott was one of three people who testified in favor of the bill.
Nobody testified against the bill. After being merged in
Committee, the Conference Committee Report was adopted by the Senate,
40-0, and the House, 116-4 and on April 17, 2013 was approved by
Governor Brownback and became law upon publication in the Statute
Book, July 1, 2013.
Substitute for House Bill 2616 Would require the Secretary of
Labor to make recommendations of whether the State of Kansas should
enter into an agreement with the federal government to enact a State
OSHA program. Conference Committee formed with Senators Lynn,
Wagle and Holland; Representatives Kleeb, Suellentrop and
Frownfelter. The House concurred with the Conference Committee
Report on 5/2/2014, 94-30. Approved by Governor Brownback on
5/12/2014. Effective 7/1/2014.
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Kansas Legislative Sessions are for two years, so bills not worked in
2015 will be eligible to be considered in 2016. UPDATED