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United States : Governor Kelly signed 16 bills into law this week.

Governor Laura Kelly signed 16 bills into law this week, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2019 Legislative Session to 35, with one being vetoed. By law, the Kansas governor has 10 calendar days to sign bills into law, veto bills or allow bills to become law without her signature.

Senate Bill 60

Amends the statutes related to licensing of real estate brokers and the Kansas Real Estate Commission. This legislation will become effective on July 1, 2019.

Senate Bill 68

Prohibits a city from requiring a wireless services provider or wireless infrastructure provider to enter into a franchise ordinance for the provision of wireless services. This legislation will become effective upon its publication in the Kansas Statute Book.

Senate Bill 69

Substitute for SB 69 directs the Legislative Coordinating Council to authorize a study of retail rates of Kansas electric public utilities. The purpose of the study is to provide information that may assist future legislative and regulatory efforts in developing electric policy that includes regionally competitive rates and reliable electric service. The bill requires the first and second parts of the study to be made available on the Kansas Corporation Commissions website by January 8, 2020, and July 1, 2020, respectively. This legislation will become effective upon its publication in the Kansas Register.

Senate Bill 71

Reauthorizes the Postsecondary Technical Education Authority by eliminating the sunset date of June 30, 2019. The bill also requires the Authority to make an annual report to the Legislature on the performance of its functions and duties. This legislation will become effective on July 1, 2019.

Senate Bill 77

Requires the Department for Children and Families to offer services to children with sexual behavior problems, along with the childs family. Such services will be voluntary, unless DCF determines there will be a high risk of future sexual behavior problems by the child if the child or family refuses services. This legislation will become effective upon its publication in the Kansas Statute Book.

Senate Bill 82

Amends provisions of the State Banking Code relating to certificate of existence, voting rights for conversion to a state charter, and the method of delivery for certain notices. This legislation will become effective on July 1, 2019.

Senate Bill 97

Authorizes registration of certain rental vehicles in fleets and issuance of permanent license plates to reflect that registration. The bill requires such registration to be submitted electronically. This legislation will become effective on January 1, 2020 and upon its publication in the Kansas Statute Book.

Senate Bill 105

Authorizes a city to determine the start date of a regular term of office for a city officer by resolution of the city. In law regarding city elections, the bill requires the start date be on or after December 1 following certification of the election and no later than the second Monday in January following certification of the election. If the city does not establish an alternative date, the bill specifies such term will begin on the second Monday in January.

This legislation was signed in an official bill signing ceremony on Monday, April 8, and will become effective upon its publication in the Kansas Statute Book.

Senate Bill 128

Amends laws related to the minimum number of safety drills required to be conducted in schools each school year. The bill requires the State Fire Marshal to adopt rules and regulations requiring administrators of public and private schools and educational institutions, except community colleges, colleges, and universities, to conduct at least four fire drills, two tornado drills, and three crisis drills each school year. This legislation will become effective on July 1, 2019.

Senate Bill 199

Establishes the AO-K to Work Program, allowing certain adults to earn high school equivalency credentials by participating in career pathway oriented post-secondary classes. The provisions of the Program apply to all adult education programs in Kansas. This legislation will become effective on July 1, 2019.

House Bill 2101

Makes several amendments and technical updates to the laws governing credit unions and related credit union procedures and designates Article 22 of Chapter 17, Kansas Statutes Annotated, as the State Credit Union Code. This legislation will become effective on July 1, 2019.

House Bill 2125

Requires the holder of a drivers license who is operating a motor vehicle to promptly deliver, rather than display, the drivers license upon demand of any officer of a court of competent jurisdiction, any peace officer, or any examiner or officer of the Division of Vehicles, Department of Revenue. The requirement applies when the drivers license is in the licensees immediate possession at the time of the demand. This legislation will become effective on July 1, 2019.

House Bill 2178

Amends the law concerning the duty of an operator to mark the tolerance zone around an underground facility within the Kansas Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act. This legislation will become effective upon its publication in the Kansas Register.

House Bill 2188

Makes the City of Atchison responsible for the maintenance and repair of all watershed lakes, dams, and other projects of the White Clay Watershed District No. 26, on and after January 1, 2020. Additionally, the bill dissolves the District on January 1, 2020, and makes the City the Districts successor. This legislation was signed in an official bill signing ceremony on Tuesday, April 9 and will become effective upon its publication in the Kansas Statute Book.

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