Welcome to Doc Eplee’s House Calls! The start of each legislative session seems like the first day back at school for the incumbents, and like the first day at a new school for me. The first week has a glow about it – full of hope and promise.
Around the District
My committee schedule is back-to-back, and when there is a break, some other group is meeting or there are constituents in town. It is refreshing to see friendly faces from home and meet constituents I’ve never met.
Please take this opportunity to complete my first legislative survey.
I enjoyed the KS Association of Family Physicians reception and meetings with old friends:
I’m off to a running start as I was fortunate to carry my first bill on the House floor.
In the News
On a 13-9 vote, the House Taxation Committee passed the first major tax bill of the session, about three months earlier than when tax bills usually “grow legs.” Substitute for HB 2178 would do the following, retroactive to January 1, 2017: