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Kansas State University
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Legislative Session

Kansas Legislative Update Week 10
March 20, 2023

This week in the Legislature, Legislative Committees are meeting for the final week on the Kansas Legislative Session on bills which are not exempt from Legislative Deadlines. The final day for Legisltive Committees to take action is March 24, 2023.

Last week the Senate and House both turned their attention to budget issues. The Senate debated Senate Bill 155 which contains the Senate recommendations to the Governor’s Budget for FY ’24 and out years Thursday.   The House Higher Education Budget Committee presented the committee’s recommendations to House Appropriations Committee.

This week the House of Representatives will consider the Governor’s Budget. On Tuesday March 21, 2023, the House Appropriations Committee will make their final recommendations on the Governor’s FY 2024, 2025 and out years to send to the House of Representatives.  The House of Representatives plans to debate the budget recommendations on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

The Kansas Legislative Research Department posts budget documents http://www.kslegislature.org/li/research/appropriations/agencies/

Anyone interested on listening to committee activity of debate in the House of Representatives or the Senate can go to the http://www.kslegislature.org/li/ under the Audio/Video tab. Find the name of the committee to listen to live hearings.

The Office of Government Relations will again provide weekly Legislative review Sessions through the remainder of the Legislative session, which is scheduled to adjourn in early May. The updates will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Fridays in person. 

Below are the dates and locations of these sessions. All sessions are on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 224 K-State Union.

  • January 13
  • January 20
  • January 27
  • February 3
  • February 10
  • February 17
  • February 24
  • March 17
  • March 24
  • March 31

Throughout the Kansas legislative session, the Office of Government Relations maintains a list of legislation pertaining to higher education, K-State and state agency operations. To subscribe to the listserv email kstategr@k-state.edu

If you have any questions regarding the Kansas Legislature, please contact Sue Peterson.