Concealed Carry Reciprocity
HB 2058 will help ensure concealed carry permit holders can carry when they cross state lines. The bill provides reciprocity to out-of-state concealed carry permit holders, allowing them to carry in Kansas if permitted to in their home state. The bill also provides the Attorney General with some flexibility in operations as he issues concealed carry permits during times of disaster. Finally, this bill allows those Kansans between the age of 18-20 to get a provisional concealed carry permit if they complete a background check and take a safety training course. I voted Yea.
City Utility Loan Program
The extreme weather in February created an unprecedented demand on our energy system and caused energy prices to skyrocket. Cities were forced to pay higher costs for energy and H Sub SB 88 creates the City Utility Low Interest Loan Program to help ensure cities can continue to provide services and Kansans don’t get stuck with the bill. I voted Yea.
Property Tax Transparency
The House of Representatives finally debated SB 13, the property tax transparency bill that eliminates the broken tax lid and replaces it with local control and transparency requirements. The bill was the first tax bill sent to the Governor this session and I am pleased that it addresses property taxes. I voted Yea.