Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback last week signed the following eight bills into law.
• HB 2155 – establishes the Kansas charitable gaming act; creates definitions and restrictions on fantasy sports leagues; and addresses specific aspects of the Kansas Lottery.
• Senate Substitute for HB 2149 – addresses the Kansas program of medical assistance relating to donor human breast milk. Authorizes the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to determine the eligibility of new drugs to receive financial assistance.
• SB 14 – increases the percentage of district court fines, penalties and forfeitures that is credited to the Criminal Justice Information System to fund a hotline for victims of crime.
• SB 52 – adds specific items to the actions the Chief Engineer is required to take if a determination of an unlawful diversion of water is made.
• SB 105 – clarifies remedies provided by the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) in aid in ensuring compliance with orders for child and family support; designates Kansas courts as the tribunals of the state; and designates the Department for Children and Families as the support enforcement agency for the state.
• SB 189 – requires any person practicing veterinary medicine on client-owned animals as part of that person’s employment at a Kansas school of veterinary medicine to be a licensed veterinarian or possess an institutional license. The bill also establishes procedures and requirements for obtaining a newly established institutional license to practice veterinary medicine.
• SB 276 – modifies statutes related to business filings with the Kansas Secretary of State.
• SB 290 – revises the statute governing non-judicial punishment under the Kansas Code of Military Justice.
The Governor has now signed 65 bills into law this session and vetoed one. By law, the Kansas governor has 10 calendar days to sign the bill into law, veto the bill or allow the bill to become law without his or her signature.