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The 2013-2014 Kansas Legislature 

Last updated on:  May 30, 2014

Legislative News/Deadlines:

Bills Related to Funeral Service and Professional Licensure introduced during the 2014 Legislative Session:

The 2014 Kansas Legislature adjourned following Sine Die on Friday, May 30, 2014.

Because this is year two of the 2013-2014 Kansas Legislative Session, bills from the 2013 Legislative Session can be worked in 2014. 
All hearings held in the State Capitol unless otherwise noted.

Senate Bill 258 (formerly House Bill 2613)  Uniform Vital Statistics Act;  issuance of 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.

Senate Bill 259  Relating to records of the Child Death Review Board.  3/17/2014:  The bill is in the Senate Committee on Judiciary.

Senate 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 7/1/2014.

Senate Substitute for House Bill 2616  Would rquire 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.

House Bill 2635  Concerning continuing education requirements for preneed insurance agents.  The Bill is in the House Committee on Insurance.


House Bill 2767  Concerning the Child Death Review Board; disclosure of information.  The bill was amended and passed the House 123-0 on 3/26/2014.  It is in the Senate Committee on Federal & State Affairs.


Bills Related to Funeral Service and Professional Licensure introduced during the 2013 Legislative Session:

Senate Bill 77  Amends statutes relating to the State Child Death Review Board. The bill is in the Senate Committee on Judiciary.

Senate 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.

Senate Bill 95  Would amend vital statistic laws relating to stillbirths.  The bill is in the Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare.


Senate Bill 161  Concerning death and unborn death certificates; Office of Vital Statistics.  The bill is in the Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare.

Senate Bill 221  Cremation; priority of decedent's fully funded prefinanced cremation agreement.  The bill is in the
Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee.

House 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.

House 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.

House 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, 7/1/2013.

House Bill 2339 (which now contains several bills, including Senate Bill 26 ) 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 Conference 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.

The Kansas Legislature's web site has Kansas Statutes available for look-up.

All bills and resolutions can be also be viewed on the Kansas Legislature's web site.

Kansas Legislative Sessions are for two years, so bills not worked in 2013 were eligible to be considered in 2014.  UPDATED 5-30-2014

Last Modified on: May 30, 2014


State of Kansas Board of Mortuary Arts

700 SW Jackson Street, Suite 904   -  Topeka, Kansas 66603-3733
phone: (785) 296-3980  -  fax:( 785) 296-0891
  -  email: boma1@ksbma.ks.gov


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