Friday, November 28, 2014

Brownback signs 10 bills into law

By The Herald Staff | 4/7/2014

TOPEKA — The 2014 legislative session has brought two dozen new laws to the state, with Gov. Sam Brownback signing 10 bills Friday.

The new laws, along with the votes of Franklin County’s Statehouse delegation — state Reps. Blaine Finch, R-Ottawa, and Kevin Jones, R-Wellsville, as well as state Sen. Caryn Tyson, R-Parker — include:

TOPEKA — The 2014 legislative session has brought two dozen new laws to the state, with Gov. Sam Brownback signing 10 bills Friday.

The new laws, along with the votes of Franklin County’s Statehouse delegation — state Reps. Blaine Finch, R-Ottawa, and Kevin Jones, R-Wellsville, as well as state Sen. Caryn Tyson, R-Parker — include:

• House Bill 2422 — Changes the definition of “watercraft” for taxation purposes. [Finch Y; Jones Y; Tyson Y]

• House Bill 2440 — Allows the Kansas Bioscience Authority and the Secretary of Revenue to determine that a business classified as a bioscience company would no longer be considered as such for the purposes of the Emerging Industry Investment Act. [Finch Y; Jones Y; Tyson N]

• House Bill 2488 — Amends the purpose, membership and authority of the Kansas Electric Transmission Authority. [Finch Y; Jones Y; Tyson Y]

• House Bill 2595 — Designates the Tylosaurus as the official state marine fossil and the Pteranodon as the official state flying fossil. [Finch Y; Jones N; Tyson Y]

• Senate Bill 267 — Amends a provision in the Insurance Code regarding security deposits and requires the submission of an authorized signature form. [Finch Y; Jones Y; Tyson Y]

• Senate Bill 268 — Amends the effective date specified for risk-based capital standards for insurance companies. [Finch Y; Jones Y; Tyson N]

• Senate Bill 272 — Eliminates the 3 percent limit on controlled shooting area acreage in a county. [Finch Y; Jones Y; Tyson Y]

• Senate Bill 308 — Expands the Kansas No-Call Act to include mobile telephone numbers and establishes uniformity between the state and federal No-Call laws. [Finch Y; Jones Y; Tyson Y]

• Senate Bill 321 — Amends the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparations Act regarding return of unused premium payments in the event of a notice of denial of coverage. [Finch Y; Jones Y; Tyson Y]

• Senate Bill 351 — Amends law related to Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections. [Finch Y; Jones Y; Tyson Y]

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