As we start this new session of the Kansas Legislature in 2020, I again want to reiterate how grateful I am for this opportunity to represent you, as well as our amazing communities, schools, hospitals, and law enforcement in the Kansas House of Representatives.
In this newsletter I wanted to give you an update of the activities I have been involved with this past Fall in the Kansas Legislature. I have had the opportunities to serve on 2 Interim Committees in October/November.
- I was asked to sit on the Interim Committee on Natural Resources as we were updated on the recovery efforts of the flood of 2019—including levee reconstruction and ongoing concerns about repeated flooding this Spring. I also learned how we will start discussions with MoDOT and many stakeholders to consider roadbed elevation of US 59 from the Y through the bottoms. This will be a long process.
- I also sat on the Interim Committee that discussed the status of Medical Marijuana especially in light of surrounding state laws. This committee also discussed a constitutional amendment to provide sole legislative oversight for restrictions on abortion. These were very important deliberations and will likely lead to significant legislation in this session.
If you find yourself in Topeka, please call or email so we can plan to meet up. My office is 352-S. I am there intermittently between committees and meetings. I currently serve on Federal and State Affairs, Health And Human Services, and Taxation committees. My assistant is Kay Foster and my office # at the Capitol is (785)-296-8641. Call and schedule a time. That works much better than just showing up.