Legislative News

The Kansas Water Office (KWO), as the primary water planning agency, provides support to the Governor and Legislature on water resource issues.
Among its other duties, the Kansas Water Authority (KWA) advises the Governor and Legislature on water policy issues and priorities for funding the State Water Plan.
Both KWO and KWA provide legislative testimony throughout the session on relevant bills before the Kansas House and Senate Committees.

For text, status and testimony for all bills, please select here.

For House/Senate Committee info, please select here.

KS State Capitol

2023 Legislative Session

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The House Committee on Water meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

Watch it LIVE.



Find the playlist of recorded committee meetings here.


Upcoming Legislative Committee Meetings Concerning Water:


March 22 - House Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hearing on SB 120



Tracking Legislative Bills Concerning Water:

Find a list of water-related bills and their statuses below.

Bill NumberSubjectFirst Chamber ActionSecond Assigned CommitteeSecond Committee Action
SB 120KDHE; Water Infrastructure Projects; Water Pollution Control Revolving FundPassedHouse Agriculture and Natural Resources CommitteeHearing on March 22, 3:30pm
HB 2047KDHE; Water Pollution Control Revolving FundPassedSenate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee 
HB 2159KDHE; Regulation of Wastewater Treatment Facilities and Water Wells;  Water Program Management Fund; Regulation of Underground Injection Control Wells   
HB 2142Get Lead out of Drinking Water Act   
HB 2279Groundwater Management Districts; Annual Written Reports; Water Conservation and Stabilization PlansPassedSenate Agriculture and Natural Resources CommitteeAmended; Recommended Favorable for Passage
SB 136Tax Credit for Installation of Certain Water Conservation Systems in Newly Constructed Houses   
HB 2302Modifying the distribution of moneys into the state water plan fund, creating the water technical assistance fund and the water projects grant fund for water-related infrastructure projects and distributing a portion of the revenue from the sales and compensating use tax to the state water plan fundPassedSenate Agriculture and Natural Resources CommitteeAmended; Recommended Favorable for Passage
SB 205Water Banks: Multi-year Flex AccountsPassedHouse Water CommitteeAmended; Recommended Favorable for Passage

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Topeka, Kansas 66612
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