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KFB Bill Track

Below are the bills KFB will be tracking for the 2018 legislative session. You can click on the Bill Number (ex: SB 46) to view more information on kslegislature.org

 

Bill Number

and Sponsor

Current Status

SB 13

Sponsored by: Caryn Tyson, R-12th

Current Status: In Senate Federal Tax Code Implementation

 

 

Increasing and allowing Kansas itemized deductions, allowing individual expensing deduction, providing for certain income tax credits, allowing rural opportunity zone for certain counties, extending certain counties countywide retailers' sales tax, providing for sales tax definitions and exemptions for certain sales


SB 22

Sponsored by: Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee

Current Status: In House Taxation

 

 

Kansas itemized deductions, election, providing for deferred foreign income, global intangible low-taxed income, business interest, capital contributions and FDIC premiums income tax modifications

Brief*

SB 22, as amended, would make several changes to Kansas income tax provisions in response to federal income tax changes enacted late in 2017.

Individual Income Tax Provision

The bill would remove a restriction under current law preventing Kansas individual income taxpayers from itemizing deductions for state income tax purposes unless they also itemize deductions for federal income tax purposes. Beginning with tax year 2018, the bill would provide an option to take Kansas itemized deductions regardless of whether itemized deductions or the standard deduction are claimed for federal tax purposes. Language in the bill would authorize the filing of amended returns through December 31, 2019, for purposes of this provision’s retroactive applicability to tax year 2018.

Business Income Tax Provisions

The bill would stipulate for tax year 2017 and thereafter that Kansas would not be taxing deferred foreign income, defined to include income under section 965(a) of the federal Internal Revenue Code (Code) (certain repatriation income); the bill would require certain deductions used in determining federal adjusted gross income for the repatriated income to be added back for Kansas income tax purposes prior to the determination of Kansas adjusted gross income.

For tax year 2018 and thereafter, global intangible low taxed income (GILTI) under section 951A of the federal Code would not be subject to the Kansas income tax; the bill would require certain related deductions claimed prior to the determination of federal adjusted gross income to be added back prior to the determination of Kansas adjusted gross income.

Kansas similarly would exempt for tax year 2018 and thereafter certain disallowed business interest under section 163(j) of the federal Code in effect on January 1, 2018, while deductions attributable to a carry-forward of such disallowed business income under the federal code in effect on that date would be required to be added back for all years beginning with tax year 2018.

The bill further would provide for tax year 2018 and thereafter certain capital contributions as determined under federal Code section 118 would be excluded from the Kansas income tax.

Finally, for tax year 2018 and thereafter, amounts attributable to the disallowance of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation premiums paid by certain large financial institutions would be excluded from Kansas income taxation.

Specific language in the bill would clarify the retroactive application of several of these sections, which would effectively authorize the filing of amended returns to claim refunds during the three-year statute of limitations available under current law.


SB 24

Sponsored by: Senate Utilities Committee

Current Status: In Senate Utilities

 

 

Electric utilities and recovery of transmission costs


SB 29

Sponsored by: Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

Current Status: In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance

 

 

Providing for fully-insured association health plans


SB 30

Sponsored by: Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

Current Status: In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance

 

 

Updating definitions relating to small employer health plans and association health plans


SB 31

Sponsored by:

Current Status: In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance

 

 

Exempting certain association health plans from requirements pertaining to small employer health plans


SB 32

Sponsored by:

Current Status: On General Orders in Senate

 

 

Exempting certain non-insurance healthcare benefits from the commissioner's jurisdiction

Brief*

SB 32, as amended, would amend the Insurance Code to add an entity to the list of those entities providing healthcare benefit coverage that are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Insurance (Commissioner).

The bill would exempt a nonprofit agricultural membership organization incorporated in Kansas on June 23, 1931 (the Kansas Farm Bureau, referred to as KFB throughout this document), or an affiliate thereof, that provides healthcare benefit coverage for the payment of expenses to or for the members of the organization and their dependents from the jurisdiction of the Commissioner.

The bill would specify the healthcare benefit coverage provided by the nonprofit agricultural membership organization would not be considered insurance, notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary. The bill would permit the risk under such coverage to be reinsured by a company authorized to conduct reinsurance in Kansas.

Further, the bill would require providers of this healthcare benefit coverage to file a signed, certified actuarial statement of plan reserves annually with the Commissioner.

Finally, the bill would make technical updates to incorporate this new coverage.


SB 33

Sponsored by:

Current Status: In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance

 

 

Specifying the conditions under which a small employer carrier may establish certain classes of business


SB 34

Sponsored by:

Current Status: In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance

 

 

Exempting health plans issued to associations of small employers from certain statutory provisions governing small employer health plans


SB 35

Sponsored by:

Current Status: In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance

 

 

Providing for short-term, limited-duration health plans


SB 36

Sponsored by:

Current Status: In Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance

 

 

Making certain self-funded association health plans subject to the jurisdiction of the commissioner


SB 44

Sponsored by: Senate Ways and Means Committee

Current Status: In Senate Education Finance

 

 

Appropriations for the department of education for FY 2019, 2020 and 2021; increasing BASE aid for certain school years; continuing 20 mill statewide levy for schools and exempting certain portion of property used for residential purposes from such levy


SB 50

Sponsored by: Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Current Status: In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

 

Amending the fee limitations for certain department of wildlife, parks and tourism licenses, permits, stamps and other issue


SB 68

Sponsored by: Senate Utilities Committee

Current Status: In Senate Utilities

 

 

Prohibiting cities from requiring a valid contract franchise ordinance for the provision of wireless telecommunications services


SB 72

Sponsored by: Senate Ways and Means Committee

Current Status: In Senate Ways and Means

 

 

Supplemental appropriations for FY 2019, FY 2020, FY 2021, FY 2022, FY 2023 and FY 2024 for various state agencies


SB 75

Sponsored by: Senate Ways and Means Committee

Current Status: In Senate Ways and Means

 

 

Appropriations for FY 2020, FY 2021 and FY 2022 for various state agencies


SB 76

Sponsored by: Senate Ways and Means Committee

Current Status: In Senate Assessment and Taxation

 

 

Sales tax rate on food and food ingredients


SB 91

Sponsored by: Tom Holland, D-3rd

Current Status: In Senate Assessment and Taxation

 

 

Establishing the golden years homestead property tax freeze act providing refund for certain increases in residential property taxes and allowing homestead property tax refund for renters


SB 110

Sponsored by: Tom Holland, D-3rd

Current Status: In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

 

Requiring the Kansas department of health and environment and the Kansas department of agriculture to conduct a health impact assessment of confined animal feeding operations for chickens


SB 111

Sponsored by: Tom Holland, D-3rd

Current Status: In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

 

Requiring counties to approve the establishment of a poultry confinement facility and establishing the procedures therefor


SB 112

Sponsored by: Tom Holland, D-3rd

Current Status: In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

 

Requiring counties to approve the establishment of a poultry production or poultry slaughter facility and establishing the procedures therefor


SB 117

Sponsored by: Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Current Status: In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

 

Requirements for the treatment and transportation of diseased dogs and cats


SB 125

Sponsored by: Richard Hilderbrand, R-13th

Current Status: In Senate Assessment and Taxation

 

 

Extending the eligible time period for rural opportunity zones loan repayment program and income tax credit


SB 135

Sponsored by: Richard Hilderbrand, R-13th

Current Status: In Senate Assessment and Taxation

 

 

Adding certain counties to the list of eligible rural opportunity zone counties


SB 141

Sponsored by: Tom Holland, D-3rd

Current Status: In Senate Commerce

 

 

Increasing the minimum wage


SB 142

Sponsored by: Senate Select Committee on Federal Tax Code Implementation

Current Status: In Senate Education Finance

 

 

Appropriations for the department of education for FY 2020 and FY 2021 in response to litigation; increasing BASE aid for certain school years


SB 147

Sponsored by: Senate Select Committee on Federal Tax Code Implementation

Current Status: In Senate Ways and Means

 

 

Appropriations for the department of education for FY 2019, 2020 and 2021; continuing 20 mill statewide levy for schools and exempting certain portion used for residential purposes from such levy


SB 148

Sponsored by: Senate Education Committee

Current Status: In Senate Education

 

 

Amending requirements for school district board requests for proposals for construction or repair projects


SB 151

Sponsored by: Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee

Current Status: In Senate Assessment and Taxation

 

 

Increasing extent of property tax exemption from the statewide school levy for residential property to $40,000 of its appraised valuation


SB 156

Sponsored by: Senate Education Committee

Current Status: In Senate Education

 

 

Appropriations for the department of education for FY 2020; increasing the at-risk weighting; continuing the 20 mill statewide property tax levy for schools and exempting certain portion of property used for residential purposes from such levy


SB 169

Sponsored by: Senate Utilities Committee

Current Status: In Senate Utilities

 

 

Requiring deposit in the water program management fee fund of certain moneys received by the Kansas department of health and environment


SB 171

Sponsored by: Senate Utilities Committee

Current Status: In Senate Utilities

 

 

Requirements for Kansas public water supply loans and lead level limitations for installation or repair to public water supply systems


SB 182

Sponsored by: Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Current Status: In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

 

Providing for water measuring device inspections and limiting the liability of water right owners regarding water measuring devices and the use of water measuring device technicians


SB 184

Sponsored by: Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee

Current Status: In Senate Assessment and Taxation

 

 

Sunsetting the food sales tax credit and enacting the food sales tax refund


SB 185

Sponsored by: Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee

Current Status: In Senate Federal Tax Code Implementation

 

 

Increasing and allowing Kansas itemized deductions, allowing individual expensing deduction, providing for certain income tax credits, allowing rural opportunity zone for certain counties, extending certain counties countywide retailers' sales tax, providing for sales tax definitions and exemptions for certain sales


SB 190

Sponsored by: Senate Ways and Means Committee

Current Status: In Senate Ways and Means

 

 

Authorizing transfers from the state general fund to the local ad valorem tax reduction fund and county and city revenue sharing fund if the city or county has a new road construction or bridge improvement plan and the plan is approved by the secretary of transportation


SB 191

Sponsored by: Senate Ways and Means Committee

Current Status: In Senate Assessment and Taxation

 

 

Tax lid exception for transportation construction projects


SB 197

Sponsored by: Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee

Current Status: In Senate Assessment and Taxation

 

 

Reducing the sales tax rate on food and food ingredients


HB 2001

Sponsored by: Kyle D. Hoffman, R-116th

Current Status: In Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

 

Amending the sunset and assessment rates for the remediation reimbursement program

Brief*

HB 2001 would extend the sunset on the Kansas Remediation Linked Deposit Loan Program, the Kansas Remediation Reimbursement Program, and the Kansas Agricultural Remediation Fund (Fund) from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2030.

The bill would also lower the maximum and minimum thresholds of the unobligated principal balances of the Fund from $5.0 million to $3.0 million and from $1.5 million to $1.0 million, respectively. Under current law, assessments would cease if the unobligated principal balance of the Fund equals or exceeds the maximum threshold on April 1 of any year, and would be reimposed if the unobligated principal balance of the Fund is less than the minimum threshold on April 1 of any following year.

In addition, the bill would change the following assessments:

  • Increase the amount from $20 to $40 for each commercial fertilizer required to be licensed under state law;
  • Decrease the amount from $60 to $30 for each agricultural chemical required to be licensed under state law;
  • Decrease the amount from $0.0005 to $0.00025 per bushel of storage capacity for each public warehouse required to be licensed under state law or the federal Warehouse Act; and
  • Decrease the amount from $0.0005 to $0.00025 per bushel of storage capacity for each public warehouse in the state that is licensed pursuant to the U.S. Warehouse Act.

The bill would also make one technical change.

[Note: The Fund is an industry-supported remediation fund intended to provide direct financial assistance to property owners faced with costs associated with soil or groundwater contamination caused by agricultural and specialty chemicals. Revenues to the Fund are from assessments placed on pesticide products and dealers, commercially-licensed grain storage facilities, fertilizer products, and custom fertilizer blender licensees registered with the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA).]


HB 2003

Sponsored by: Ponka-We Victors, D-103rd

Current Status: In House Federal and State Affairs

 

 

Creating the limited driver's license and identification card for certain individuals


HB 2005

Sponsored by: Elizabeth Bishop, D-88th

Current Status: In House Taxation

 

 

Allowing an individual to itemize deductions in Kansas despite not itemizing on their federal return


HB 2043

Sponsored by: Jim Gartner, D-53rd

Current Status: On General Orders in House

 

 

Review of tax credits, tax exemptions and economic development programs

Brief*

HB 2043, as amended, would require the Kansas Insurance Department, Kansas Department of Commerce, and Kansas Department of Revenue to periodically present to the appropriate Senate and House committees a review of certain tax credits, incentives, and sales tax exemptions.

Kansas Insurance Department Review Schedule

The bill would require the Commissioner of Insurance, on or before February 1 of each year, to present to the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance and the House Committee on Insurance a review of the following tax credits, incentives, and sales tax exemptions, by year:

  • In 2020, employee salary credits, business investment credits, and the Kansas Insurance Department Service Regulation Fund Credit;
  • In 2021, the Health Insurance Association Assessment Credit, the Small Insurance Company Credit, and the Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association Credit; and
  • In 2022, the Fire Fighters Relief Fund Credit, the Fire Marshal Credit, the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Credit, and the Disabled Accessibility Credit.

Kansas Department of Commerce Review Schedule

The bill would require the Secretary of Commerce, on or before February 1 of each year, to present to the Senate Committee on Commerce and the House Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development a review of the following tax credits, incentives, and sales tax exemptions, by year:

  • In 2020, Sales Tax and Revenue (STAR) Bonds, the High Performance Incentive Program, and venture capital investment credits;
  • In 2021, the Promoting Employment Across Kansas (PEAK) Act, Job Creation Fund expenditures, venture capital investment credits, and local seed capital pool investment credits, and
  • In 2022, Rural Opportunity Zone Credits and student loans paid, Angel Investor Credits, and Individual Development Account Program Credits.

Kansas Department of Revenue Review Schedule

The bill would require the Secretary of Revenue, on or before February 1 of each year, to present to the Senate Committee on Assessment and Taxation and the House Committee on Taxation a review of the following tax credits, incentives, and sales tax exemptions, by year:

  • In 2020, the Adoption Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Research and Development Credit, and property tax exemptions;
  • In 2021, the Business and Job Development Credit, the Historic Preservation Credit, the Film Production Credit, and sales tax exemptions;
  • In 2022, the Community Service Contribution Credit, the Environmental Compliance Credit, the Assistive Technology Contribution Credit, and the Low-Income Student Scholarship Credit, and
  • In 2023, the tax credit on food purchases, the Telecommunications Property Tax Credit, and the Higher Education Differed Maintenance Credit.

The State Historical Society would assist the Kansas Department of Revenue with the presentation on the Historical Preservation Credit.

Presentation and Report Requirements

The bill would require the presentations by the Kansas Insurance Department, Kansas Department of Commerce, and Kansas Department of Revenue to include:

  • A description of the incentive, its history, and its goals;
  • An assessment of the incentive’s design and administration; and
  • An estimate of the incentive’s economic and fiscal impact.

After the presentations by the Kansas Insurance Department, Kansas Department of Commerce, and Kansas Department of Revenue, the Senate and House committees would report to the Kansas Legislature a summary of each committee’s findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The bill would require the committees’ reports to be published on each respective agency’s website.


HB 2053

Sponsored by: House Health and Human Services Committee

Current Status: In House Insurance

 

 

Providing for short-term, limited-duration health plans


HB 2054

Sponsored by: House Insurance Committee

Current Status: In House Insurance

 

 

Providing for fully-insured association health plans


HB 2055

Sponsored by: House Insurance Committee

Current Status: In House Insurance

 

 

Making certain self-funded association health plans subject to the jurisdiction of the commissioner


HB 2056

Sponsored by: House Insurance Committee

Current Status: In House Insurance

 

 

Exempting health plans issued to associations of small employers from certain statutory provisions governing small employer health plans


HB 2057

Sponsored by: House Insurance Committee

Current Status: In House Insurance

 

 

Specifying the conditions under which a small employer carrier may establish certain classes of business


HB 2058

Sponsored by: House Insurance Committee

Current Status: In House Insurance

 

 

Updating definitions relating to small employer health plans and association health plans


HB 2059

Sponsored by: House Insurance Committee

Current Status: In House Insurance

 

 

Exempting certain association health plans from requirements pertaining to small employer health plans


HB 2062

Sponsored by: House Agriculture Committee

Current Status: In House Agriculture

 

 

Relating to the applicability of conditions for operating recreational trails


 

Bill Number

and Sponsor

Current Status

HB 2063

Sponsored by: House Taxation Committee

Current Status: In Senate Assessment and Taxation

 

 

Tax lid exemption when taxing entity abolished and duties assumed by a city or county

Brief*

HB 2063 would include as an exemption to the current property tax lid law any tax levy increase resulting from the dissolution of one taxing entity and transfer of its responsibilities to another city or county, provided any such increase does not exceed the prior levy of the dissolved entity.


HB 2078

Sponsored by: House Appropriations Committee

Current Status: In House K-12 Education Budget

 

 

Appropriations for the department of education for FY 2019, 2020 and 2021; increasing BASE aid for certain school years; continuing 20 mill statewide levy for schools and exempting certain portion of property used for residential purposes from such levy


HB 2106

Sponsored by: House K-12 Education Budget Committee

Current Status: In House K-12 Education Budget

 

 

Increasing the BASE aid under the Kansas school equity and enhancement act and making appropriations for the department of education


HB 2121

Sponsored by: House Appropriations Committee

Current Status: In House Appropriations

 

 

Supplemental appropriations for FY 2019, FY 2020, FY 2021, FY 2022, FY 2023 and FY 2024 for various state agencies


HB 2122

Sponsored by: House Appropriations Committee

Current Status: In House Appropriations

 

 

Appropriations for FY 2020, FY 2021 and FY 2022 for various state agencies


HB 2127

Sponsored by: House Transportation Committee

Current Status: In House Transportation

 

 

Eliminating the marking requirements for certain truck and truck tractors

Brief*

HB 2127 would remove statutory requirements for lettering to be painted or otherwise durably marked on the sides of a truck or truck tractor with a registered weight of more than 12,000 pounds to identify the owner or lessee. It also would remove requirements for findings by the Division of Vehicles regarding insignia or trademarks on such a vehicle and associated permits.


HB 2128

Sponsored by: Jim Ward, D-86th

Current Status: In House Taxation

 

 

Decreasing the sales and use tax rate on food and food ingredients


HB 2131

Sponsored by: House Rural Revitalization Committee

Current Status: In House Rural Revitalization

 

 

Providing for a sales tax exemption for construction and certain purchases for businesses qualifying as part of an enterprise zone


HB 2152

Sponsored by: House Judiciary Committee

Current Status: In House Judiciary

 

 

Creating the assistance animal integrity act


HB 2161

Sponsored by: John Alcala, D-57th

Current Status: In House Judiciary

 

 

Creating the Kansas animal abuse offender repository


HB 2167

Sponsored by: House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee

Current Status: Approved by Governor Laura Kelly

 

 

Establishing a system for the transfer of certain deer hunting permits to nonresidents


HB 2173

Sponsored by: House Agriculture Committee

Current Status: In House Agriculture

 

 

Establishing a commercial industrial hemp program


HB 2188

Sponsored by: House Local Government Committee

Current Status: In House Local Government

 

 

Dissolving the White Clay watershed district no. 26, city of Atchison assumes obligations and amending the tax lid relating to the dissolution of any taxing subdivision


HB 2195

Sponsored by: Jeff Pittman, D-41st

Current Status: In House Taxation

 

 

Sales tax exemption for sales of farm products sold at farmers' markets


HB 2206

Sponsored by: House Judiciary Committee

Current Status: In House Judiciary

 

 

Changing the bonding and cost requirements for animals taken into custody under a violation of cruelty to animals


HB 2215

Sponsored by: House Agriculture Committee

Current Status: In House Agriculture

 

 

Kansas state fair board is authorized to create a nonprofit corporation for the benefit of the state fair


HB 2223

Sponsored by: House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee

Current Status: In House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

 

 

Replacing vineyard permits with producer permits to allow individuals to use a wider variety of agricultural products in the production of wine under such permit


HB 2226

Sponsored by: House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Current Status: In House Federal and State Affairs

 

 

Making changes to the scrap metal theft reduction act


HB 2243

Sponsored by: House Judiciary Committee

Current Status: In House Judiciary

 

 

Exempting animal shelters from registration requirements as a charitable organization


HB 2248

Sponsored by: House Transportation Committee

Current Status: In House Transportation

 

 

Allowing all-terrain vehicles to cross federal or state highways


HB 2261

Sponsored by: House Taxation Committee

Current Status: In House Taxation

 

 

Decreasing the sales and use tax rate on food and food ingredients to 5.5%


HB 2267

Sponsored by: House Taxation Committee

Current Status: In House Taxation

 

 

Sales tax exemption for fencing used in agricultural use


HB 2271

Sponsored by: House Agriculture Committee

Current Status: In House Agriculture

 

 

Imposing a criminal penalty upon owners who allow livestock to run at large and allowing county sheriffs to seize such livestock that are on a highway


HB 2273

Sponsored by: House Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee

Current Status: In House Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications

 

 

Establishing the wind generation permit and property protection act


HB 2278

Sponsored by: House Taxation Committee

Current Status: In House Taxation

 

 

Calculating income tax rates through the use of formulas


HB 2293

Sponsored by: Bill Rhiley, R-80th

Current Status: In House Taxation

 

 

Changing to one year averages when determining ag land valuations


HB 2302

Sponsored by: Brandon Whipple, D-96th

Current Status: In House Taxation

 

 

Sunsetting the food sales tax credit and enacting the food sales tax refund


HB 2310

Sponsored by: Tim Hodge, D-72nd

Current Status: In House Taxation

 

 

Reducing the sales and use tax rate of food and food ingredients


HB 2311

Sponsored by: Tim Hodge, D-72nd

Current Status: In House Taxation

 

 

Sales tax exemption for food and food ingredients


HB 2312

Sponsored by: Tim Hodge, D-72nd

Current Status: In House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

 

 

Establishing the rural revitalization student loan repayment program


HB 2366

Sponsored by: House Rural Revitalization Committee

Current Status: In House Rural Revitalization

 

 

Allowing apparatus operators to provide ground ambulance transportation for certain patients in rural areas


HCR 5007

Sponsored by: House Local Government Committee

Current Status: In House Local Government

 

 

Constitutional amendment granting counties home rule powers