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

CURRENT STATUS

Enrolled- Law effective July 1, 2019

 

 

Enrolled- Law effective July 1, 2019

 

 

 

Senate Utilities; Hearing 2/21/19

 

 

 

Senate Utilities; Hearing 2/21/19

 

 

 

Senate Agriculture & Natural Resources

 

 

 

Senate Assessment & Taxation; Hearing 3/7/19

 

 

 

Enrolled on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

DESCRIPTION

HB2085: AN ACT concerning Rural Water Districts; relating to forfeited benefit units; time requirement for reinstatement of, amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 82a-621

 

HB2188: AN ACT concerning the dissolution of taxing entities; providing for the dissolution of the White Clay watershed district no. 26; relating to the tax lid; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 79-2925c and repealing the existing section.

 

SB169: AN ACT concerning the department of health and environment; relating to the water program management fee fund; deposit of certain moneys; operators of a water supply system or a wastewater treatment facility; amending K.S.A. 65-4513 and 65-4514 and repealing the existing sections.

 

SB171: AN ACT concerning the department of health and environment; relating to public water supply systems; loan program requirements; installation or repair, lead levels; amending K.S.A. 65-163d, 65-163i, 65-170d and 65-171r and repealing the existing sections.

 

SB182: AN ACT concerning water; relating to water measuring devices; technicians; inspections; liability of water right owners; amending K.S.A 82a-706c and K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 82a-737 and repealing the existing sections.

 

SB201: AN ACT concerning property taxation; relating to exemptions; land associated with a dam or reservoir and subject to a conservation easement for the purpose of compensatory mitigation; amending K.S.A. 79-201g and repealing the existing section.

 

HR6018: A RESOLUTION requesting the federal government address water issues in the Arkansas River basin.


KWO Committee Testimony

2019 Legislative Session Information

The Kansas Water Authority and Regional Advisory Committee Chairs met with Legislators on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 to discuss KWA priorities.

 

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