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Publications icon2023 Session Laws of Kansas


Senate Bill No. 228

An Act concerning counties; requiring the secretary for aging and disability services to reimburse counties for certain costs when a person is in a county jail awaiting examination, evaluation or treatment for competency; relating to county jails; removing the requirement that every county shall have a jail; modernizing requirements related to food, drink and medical care for prisoners and jail records; modifying procedures used when district courts commit prisoners to jail in another county and when counties contract with city jails or other county jails to keep prisoners; requiring a medical examination before certain United States prisoners or city prisoners are taken into custody of a county jail; amending K.S.A. 19-1901, 19-1903, 19-1904, 19-1905, 19-1910, 19-1911, 19-1916, 19-1917, 19-1927, 19-1929 and 19-1930 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 19-1906, 19-1907, 19-1908, 19-1912, 19-1913, 19-1914 and 19-1915.

Message to the Legislature of the State of Kansas

Companies have made it clear that they are not interested in doing business with states that discriminate against workers and their families. By stripping away rights from Kansans and opening the state up to expensive and unnecessary lawsuits, these bills would hurt our ability to continue breaking economic records and landing new business deals.

I’m focused on the economy. Anyone care to join me?

Therefore, under Article 2, Section 14(a) of the Constitution, I hereby veto Senate Bill 26, Senate Bill 180, Senate Bill 228, and S. Sub. For House Bill 2138.

Laura Kelly, Governor

Dated April 20, 2023.