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Legislative Update

The KWO Legislative Update is intended to keep persons interested in water issues apprised of legislation and associated legislative actions that pertain to these matters. 

For complete information on a bill, go to the new Kansas Legislative Information Systems and Services web site. 

Another helpful link is State Library of Kansas

Bill No. Bill Title Link to Bill KWO or KWA Testimony
SB 43 Requiring the Kansas Water Office to formulate a plan to address water-related issues. PDF Testimony
SB 153 Water; dams, definition, exemption from permit requirements; inspection costs and penalties PDF  
SB 212 Establishing the produced water recycling, storage and transportation equipment investment income tax credit and accelerated depreciation for such equipment. PDF Testimony
HB 2031 Distribution of sales and use tax revenue; funding streams to the state water plan fund. PDF  
HB 2049 Elimination of fee sunsets for the Kansas Department of Agriculture PDF Testimony
HB 2051 Limited transfers, dam exemptions, MYFA incentives PDF Testimony
HB 2073 Exempting certain stream and water structure activities from permitting PDF  
HB 2121 Imposing well spacing requirements for future points of diversion of water. PDF  
HB 2171 Establishing Agreed Local Management Areas PDF
HB 2295 Water pollution control permits and creating the water program management fund. PDF  
HB 2321 Standards for use of graywater. PDF Testimony


Brownbag Lecture Presentation
Desalinization and Water Management in Israel

Alan King, City of Wichita
Greg Foley, KS Dept. of Ag

The videos have been split into 6 different parts due to their size and published on YouTube.

 Part 1a
 Part 1b
Part 2
Part 3a
Part 3b
Part 4 - Q & A

Kansas State Capitol