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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 43 - Issue 10 - March 7, 2024

State of Kansas

Legislative Administrative Services

Legislative Bills and Resolutions Introduced

The following numbers and titles of bills and resolutions were introduced February 22nd – February 28th during the 2024 session of the Kansas Legislature. Full text of bills, bill tracking, and other information may be accessed at

House Bills

HB 2815, AN ACT concerning taxation; abolishing the local ad valorem tax reduction fund and the county and city revenue sharing fund; discontinuing certain transfers to the special city and county highway fund; decreasing the rate of ad valorem tax imposed by a school district; amending K.S.A. 65-163j, 65-3306, 65-3327, 75-2556 and 79-1479 and K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 72-5142, 74-8768 and 79-2988 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 19-2694, 79-2960, 79-2961, 79-2962, 79-2965, 79-2966 and 79-2967 and K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 79-2959, 79-2964 and 79-3425i, by Committee on Taxation.

Senate Bills

SB 530, AN ACT concerning rural housing development; providing that residential housing constructed through loans or grants from the state housing trust fund shall meet certain energy conservation standards; amending K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 12-5256 and repealing the existing section, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 531, AN ACT concerning children and minors; relating to material harmful to minors; creating a civil cause of action against schools that give or make available such materials to minors; relating to the criminal offenses of promoting obscenity and material harmful to minors; removing an affirmative defense for public and nonpublic schools thereof; amending K.S.A. 21-6401 and 21-6402 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

SB 532, AN ACT concerning education; relating to literacy; establishing the Kansas blueprint for literacy; creating a literacy advisory committee; directing the state board of regents to appoint a director of literacy education and develop a comprehensive assessment system for school districts; requiring the state board of regents and the state board of education to collaborate on a literacy micro-credential and professional development; authorizing the state board of regents to recommend diagnostic and formative literacy assessments; authorizing university presidents and deans of education oversight over postsecondary literacy courses; requiring a plan to establish centers of excellence in reading, by Committee on Assessment and Taxation.

SB 533, AN ACT concerning housing; relating to denial of housing or other adverse actions against tenants or prospective tenants on the basis of past evictions or rental arrears; prohibiting the reporting by consumer reporting agencies or the use by landlords for adverse action against tenants of such information after three years from the date of such evictions or rental arrears; requiring consumer reporting agencies to provide an opportunity to individuals to explain any record of evictions or rental arrears; providing that court records of an eviction action be sealed for certain periods; providing that violations of the provisions of the act constitute unconscionable acts or practices under the provisions of the Kansas consumer protection act; amending K.S.A. 61-3804 and K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 50-626 and 60-2617 and repealing the existing sections, by Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions

SCR 1619, A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION relating to the adjournment of the senate and house of representatives for a period of time during the 2024 regular session of the legislature, by Senators Masterson, Alley and Sykes.

Doc. No. 051927