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KWO 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  Kansas Legislature web site. 

Another helpful link is State Library of Kansas

As legislation is introduced and bill numbers are assigned, information about the bill will be added to the following table. A summary of the water related items proposed for consideration and discussion during the 2015 Kansas legislative Session is available here.

Bill No. Bill Title Link to Bill KWO or KWA Testimony
HB 2014 Authorizing the Kansas water office, with approval of the Kansas water authority, to establish the clean drinking water fee by rules and regulations and imposing a cap on such fee. HB 2014 Fiscal Note
Testimony
SB 36

AN ACT concerning water; relating to multi-year flex accounts; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 82a-708c and 82a-736 and repealing the existing sections. Committee on Natural Resources (Natural Resources)

SB 36  
HB 2059

AN ACT concerning water; related to the diversion of water; chief engineer; amending K.S.A. 82a-706b and repealing the existing section. Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Agriculture and Natural Resources)

HB 2059  
HB 2060

AN ACT concerning firefighting; relating to interstate compacts; great plains interstate fire compact. Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Agriculture and Natural Resources)

HB 2060  
HB 2061

AN ACT concerning agriculture; relating to the Kansas department of agriculture division of conservation; state conservation commission; powers and duties thereof; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 2-1904 and repealing the existing section. Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Agriculture and Natural Resources)

HB 2061  
HB 2063 AN ACT concerning water; relating to the public water supply project loan program; amending K.S.A. 65-163d and repealing the existing section. Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Agriculture and Natural Resources) HB 2063 Testimony
SB 52

AN ACT concerning water; related to the diversion of water; chief engineer; amending K.S.A. 82a-706b and repealing the existing section. Committee on Natural Resource

SB 52  
SB 64

AN ACT concerning public water supply storage; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 82a-1604 and repealing the existing section. Committee on Federal and State Affairs

SB 64 Fiscal Note
Testimony
HB 2156 AN ACT concerning public water supply storage; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 82a-1604 and repealing the existing section. HB 2156 Fiscal Note
Testimony
HB 2069 AN ACT concerning water; relating to multi-year flex accounts; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 82a-708c and 82a-736 and repealing the existing sections. HB 2069  
SB 118 AN ACT concerning agriculture; relating to the Kansas department of agriculture division of conservation; state conservation commission; powers and duties thereof; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 2-1904 and repealing the existing section. SB 118  
HB 2227 AN ACT concerning water; relating to water conservation areas; establishment. HB 2227  
HB 2245 AN ACT concerning water; relating to the water appropriation act; groundwater; procedure; amending K.S.A. 82a-717a and 82a-725 and repealing the existing sections. HB 2245  
SB 156 AN ACT concerning water; relating to the Arkansas river gaging fund; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 74-5,133 and repealing the existing section. SB 156  
HB 2304 AN ACT concerning the department of health and environment; creating the local conservation lending program. HB 2304  
HB 2351 AN ACT concerning water; related local enhanced management areas; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 82a-1041 and repealing the existing section. HB 2351  
SB 227 AN ACT concerning water; relating to local enhanced management areas; amending K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 82a-1041 and repealing the existing section. SB 227  

News

 

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


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