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September 16, 2011 KSBMA
Rule Book (244 kb pdf)
A copy of the current
book that also contains some selected laws governed by other state
agencies. This edition of the rule book was last updated on
September 16, 2011. Some
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The 2013 Kansas
Last updated on: Monday, June
Legislature adjourned on June 2nd and is scheduled to return for Sine Die on Thursday, June 20, 2013
with both the Senate and House scheduled to reconvene at 10:00 a.m.
Bills Related to Funeral
Service and Professional Licensure introduced during
the 2013 Legislative Session:
All hearings are held in the State Capitol unless otherwise noted.
Bill 77 Amends statutes relating to the State Child Death Review Board. The
bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary where it remains
at this time.
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 will become law upon
publication in the Statute Book on July 1, 2013.
Bill 95 Would amend vital statistic laws relating to
stillbirths. The bill was referred to the Senate Committee on
Public Health and
Welfare where it remains at this time.
Bill 161 Concerning death and unborn death certificates;
Office of Vital Statistics. The bill was referred to the Senate
Public Health and Welfare where it remains at this time.
Bill 221 Cremation; priority of decedent's fully funded
prefinanced cremation agreement. A hearing took place on
Thursday, March 7, 2013, in the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee, 10:30 a.m., Room
144-S, where the Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA)
representative, Larry McElwain, testified in opposition to the
bill. The bill remains in the Senate Federal and State Affairs
Committee at this time.
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
becomes law upon publication in
the Statute Book, July 1, 2013.
Bill 2172 Cemeteries; cemetery corporations and cemetery
merchandise. The bill passed the House, 124-0 and was referred to
the Senate Committee on Commerce where it remains at this time.
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 becomes 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 becomes law upon publication in the Statute
Book, July 1, 2013.
passed during the 2012 Legislative Session:
An act concerning disposition of unclaimed
cremated remains; relating to veterans cremated remains; amending
65-1732 and repealing the existing section; also repealing KSA
65-1733. The bill passed the Senate, 39-0, and was
the House Committee on Health and Human Services where a hearing was
held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m. in Room 784 of the Docking
State Office Building. On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, the House
Committee recommended the bill be passed as amended.
The bill passed the House 124-0 on 3-16-2012. The Senate
nonconcurred with the amendments and appointed a Conference Committee
of Senators V. Schmidt, Brungardt and Kelly. The House adopted a
motion to accede and appointed a Conference Committee of
Representatives Landwehr, Donohoe and Flaharty. The Conference
Committee moved the bill out of committee, and the Senate concurred
with amendments in conference, 40-0. Governor Brownback approved
the bill on Friday, April 6, 2012. Became law upon publication
in the Statute Book (July 1, 2012).
Bill 2697 An act concerning eligibility requirements for
Medicaid; allowing collateral assignment of the proceeds of life
insurance policies. Introduced on 2/9/2012. Referred to the
House Committee on Aging and Long Term Care where a hearing was held on
Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 144-S at
the State Capitol. 2/22/2012: The Committee Report
that the bill be passed as amended. The bill passed the House,
118-0, on Friday, March 9, 2012 and was referred to the Senate
Committee on Ways and Means before being referred to the Committee on
Financial Institutions and Insurance. The committee recommended
the bill be passed, and the Senate voted to pass the bill 40-0 on
3-20-2012. The House enrolled and presented the bill to the
Governor and was approved on April 6, 2012. Became law upon publication
in the Statute Book (July 1, 2012).
The Kansas Legislature's web site has Kansas Statutes
available for look-up.
and resolutions can be also be viewed on the Kansas Legislature's
Kansas Legislative Sessions are for two years, so bills not worked in
2013 will be eligible to be considered in 2014. UPDATED