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Kansas State University
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2020 Legislative Session 

Legislative Update
June 2, 2020 

The Kansas Legislature will convene in special session beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 3. Gov. Laura Kelly issued a proclamation May 26 calling for the special session.

Once the Legislature convenes in special session, the legislative agenda is determined by the Legislature. View the Kansas Revisor of Statutes memo on special sessions. 

A listing of legislation will be available on the K-State Office of Governmental Relations website. Legislation introduced in the 2019 and 2020 Legislative Sessions, not passed by the legislature and enacted into law will be dead following final adjournment on May 21. 

For information and questions regarding the 2020 Legislature or the 2020 special session, contact Sue Peterson at skp@k-state.edu, or the Office of Government Relations at kstategr@k-state.edu. Phones will be answered at 785-532-6227.

All Kansas Legislative Session Review Sessions have been canceled until further notice. 


Testimonies, Reports and Information

House Bill No. 2016 - Enacting the governmental response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas and providing certain relief related to health, welfare, property and economic security during this public health emergency. - June 4, 2020

Supplemental Note on House Bill No. 2016 - June 4, 2020

Revisor of Statutes Special Session memo 

Governor's Special Session proclamation - May 26, 2020

State General Fund Revenue Estimate for FY 2020 and FY 2021 - April 22, 2020

Bill list - April 6, 2020

Budget Comparison - March 19, 2020

Name, Image, and Likeness Testimony to Senate Commerce Committee - March 4, 2020
Presented by Gene Taylor, K-State Athletic Director 

Testimony to Senate Ways and Means Higher Education Subcommittee - February 20, 2020
Presented by President Richard Myers

Testimony to House Higher Education Budget Committee - February 20, 2020
Presented by President Richard Myers

The Governor's Budget Report - Jan. 16, 2020
Presented by Larry Campbell, State Budget Director

FY 2020 Legislative Timeline


Helpful Links

Kansas State Legislature 

Kansas Division of the Budget


Previous Legislative Updates

May 26, 2020

March 24, 2020

March 17, 2020

March 10, 2020

March 3, 2020

February 25, 2020

February 18, 2020

February 11, 2020

January 28, 2020

January 22, 2020

January 14, 2020