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






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


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.


House Ag Committee; Hearing 2/5/2019


Committee on Local Government

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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