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News from Kansas Senator Elaine Bowers

This week was the last week of legislative activity before VETO session. Late Friday afternoon, the Senate gaveled out for adjournment and will reconvene on April 25th for VETO Session. The wrap-up period is expected to not last long, but work remains on a few topics. SENATE FLOOR ACTION. Conference...
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News from Kansas Senator Elaine Bowers

It may seem hard to believe, but the legislature is now fully ten weeks into its session and has just two weeks remaining prior to “first adjournment.” This week, the Kansas Senate accomplished its two primary constitutional responsibilities—adopting a budget and passing a new map for the Kansas Senate to cover the next decade. In addition, the Senate passed several other bills, including two bills addressing election security. Next week, the legislature will meet for three days and debate several important bills that have been making their way through the committee process and now will be up for a vote. Then, the legislature will adjourn briefly before returning to wrap up the regular part of the session.
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News from Kansas Senator Elaine Bowers

Senate Committees continued to review bills which have been sent over from the House and we had two days of General Orders this week in the Senate. As we work though committee bills on the floor, we will also begin to have Conference Committee reports to vote on as well. A Conference Committee is a small, bipartisan and bicameral committee that works to smooth out the differences between the House’s and Senate’s version of a similar bill. Once the Conference Committee comes to a compromise, the committee’s version of the bill will be sent to both the House and the Senate for a final vote, before advancing the bill to the governor’s desk.
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News from Kansas Senator Elaine Bowers

This week marked the sixth week of session with the first half of the legislative session almost behind us. As we approach “turn-around” the Senate held floor debate on Tuesday and Thursday and worked bills which were sent out of committees to the full Senate. The bills voted on by the full Senate now cross over to the House of Representatives where the process starts over.
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News from Kansas Senator Elaine Bowers

This week, the Senate standing committees continued to hold hearings and bring forward legislation. The Ways and Means Committee is starting to work the budget bill with subcommittee meetings to report to the full committee in a few weeks. The Senate will be returning to General Orders where we will see the first committee bills to have a vote from the entire Senate.
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News from Kansas Senator Elaine Bowers

As we get settled into the first and second week of the 2022 legislative session, most of our work is concentrated in committees where bills are being prioritized and vetted. The Senate has 19 standing committees which cover many different topics, including education, agriculture, judiciary, budget and utilities—to name a few. Once a committee completes hearings and votes on a bill, if passed, it will then make its way to the Senate floor and the full body will begin to debate and vote on the measure. Floor debates and votes will begin in the coming weeks. If you’re interested in tracking our work, you can follow us at our website athttp://www.kslegislature.org A daily calendar is available as well as directions on how to view committee work live-time and view archive past committee and floor action.
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