Legislative News

The Kansas Water Office, as the primary water planning agency, provides support to the Governor and Legislature on water resource issues. The Kansas Water Authority advises the Governor and Legislature on water policy issues. Both KWO and KWA provide legislative testimony throughout the session on relevant bills before the Kansas House and Senate Committees.




 Click the bills below to find the bill text, status and testimony.

KS State Capitol

Legislation & Testimony






Allowing Water Rights that were certified after 20009 to be placed in multi-year flex accounts


Bill establishing that the Chief Engineer of the Division of Water Resources is not required to be an engineer.


2/06/2020 Senate Ag & Natural Resources


1/29/2020: Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources

KWO Committee Testimony

2020 Legislative Session Information

The Kansas Water Authority and Regional Advisory Committee members met with members of the Kansas Legislature on Wednesday, January 28, 2020 to discuss KWA priorities.  KWA Chair Connie Owen presented information included within the 2020 KWA Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature with Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources, Senate Ways and Means, and House Agriculture Committees. 

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