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May 4, 2021

Legislative Update

Submitted by Sue Peterson

The 2021 Legislative Veto Session convened Monday, May 3, and is expected to adjourn by May 12. The Legislature will review actions taken on bills by Gov. Laura Kelly after its April 9 first adjournment.

The Legislature passed 78 bills this session and sent them to the governor. Of the 78 bills, Gov. Kelly signed 71 bills, vetoed eight bills and issued 18 line-item vetoes in the fiscal year 2021 and 2022 budget bill. One bill became law after 10 days without the governor’s signature.

At this time of the session, legislative business moves quickly and the schedule is fluid. If you have an interest in any bill or issue and would like to know the status, please email kstategr@k-state.edu and we will respond to your inquiry.

The Kansas Legislature will provide virtual access to committee meetings and floor action throughout the 2021 legislative session. Links to access the meetings can be found at kslegislature.org/li/.

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 or Kristin Holt in the Office of Government Relations.