2014 Legislative Session

Legislative Timeline

We have included a timeline of the legislative process as it relates to Kansas State University.  This should assist in the process of keeping members of the K-State community informed on what is happening in Topeka.

2014 Legislative Timeline


Kansas State University Agenda

The Kansas State University recommendations: 

  • Restore one-half funding in FY 2014 for the salary cap on the university imposed by the 2013 Kansas Legislature. This is a recommended restoration of $949,829 for K-State and $1,500,562 for K-State Research and Extension. 
  • Restore all funding in FY 2015 for the salary cap on the university imposed by the 2013 Kansas Legislature. This is a recommended restoration of $1,196,484 for K-State and $1,419,764 for K-State Research and Extension.
  • Provide $1.5 million for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design to begin the renovation and construction of Seaton Hall, with $5 million to continue the funding in FY 2016 and beyond.
  • Provide a 1.5% increase for classified salaries. State universities are required to self-fund the increase.
  • Continue $10.5 million to address repair, rehabilitation and maintenance needs for campus facilities.
  • Continue $5 million for animal health initiatives on the campus.
  • Continue $5 million for the College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Continue $5 for the launching NBAF related research at K-State.
  • Continue $3.5 million for the University Engineering Initiative Act. 

 

Bills of Interest

as of March 31, 2014


Testimonies and Reports

Presentation to Senate Ways & Means Education Committee, Dr. Kirk Schulz, Kansas State University President, February 10, 2014

Presentation to House Education Budget Committee, Dr. Kirk Schulz, Kansas State University President, February 10, 2014

Update and Progress Report on Higher Education, Dr. Andy Tompkins, Kansas Board of Regents Chief Executive Officer, January 22, 2014

Investing in Higher Education, Memo from Board of Regents to House Appropriations Committee, February 26, 2014


Kansas State University 2013 Profile Sheets by Subagency

Kansas State University Main Campus

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Kansas State University Research and Extension


Governor's Recommendations

Each year, the Governor releases a budget for consideration by Kansas legislators.  Below is a link containing the Governor's Budget Report for fiscal year 2015.  

Governor's Budget Report - FY 2015 


K-State Response to Legislative Questions

K-State Response to Legislative Questions Fall 2013 Biennial Legislative Appropriations Tour



Weekly
Legislative
  Updates

Final Legislative Update
Week of April 14, 2014

The Kansas Legislature has concluded the work of the regular 2014 legislative session. The first adjournment was on Sunday, April 6, 2014.  The Legislature will return April 30, 2104 for the Veto Session.  Prior to first adjournment the Legislature passed House Bill 2506 which includes the following provisions for Kansas State University:

Items approved for Kansas State University in House Bill 2506 for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015: 

  • Restore one-half funding in FY 2014 for the salary cap on the university imposed by the 2013 Kansas Legislature. This is a recommended restoration of $949,829 for K-State and $1,500,562 for K-State Research and Extension. 
  • Restore all funding in FY 2015 for the salary cap on the university imposed by the 2013 Kansas Legislature. This is a recommended restoration of $1,196,484 for K-State and $1,419,764 for K-State Research and Extension.
  • Provide $1.5 million for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design to begin the renovation and construction of Seaton Hall, with $5 million to continue the funding in FY 2016 and beyond.
  • Continue $5 million for animal health initiatives on the campus, and re-named Global Food Systems.

Items approved by 2013 Kansas Legislature for Kansas State University for Fiscal Year 2015:

  • Continue $10.5 million to address repair, rehabilitation and maintenance needs for campus facilities.
  • Continue $5 million for animal health initiatives on the campus, and re-named to Global Food Systems.
  • Continue $5 million for the College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Continue $5 for the launching NBAF related research at K-State.
  • Continue $3.5 million for the University Engineering Initiative Act.  

Past 2014 Legislative Updates

March 31, 2014

March 24, 2014

March 17, 2014

March 10, 2014

March 3, 2014

February 24, 2014

February 17, 2014

February 10, 2014

February 3, 2014

January 27, 2014

January 20, 2014