Summer 2011 Newsletter - Page 8

Legislative Briefing - Update - June 30, 2011

HB 2045
Short Title: Amending the definitions and penalties for eavesdropping and blackmail.
Status: Did not pass.

HB 2138
Short Title: Expanding crime of burglary to include entering to commit certain domestic crimes.
Status: Did not pass.

HB 2145
Short Title: Concerning orders for relief of abuse.
Status: Did not pass.

SB 55
Short Title: House Substitute for SB 55 by Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice -- Authorizing relief from firearm disability for mentally ill and allowing access to certain information; house arrest and other sentencing conditions as penalties for certain crimes, interception of third-party communications, use of immigration status for appearance bond considerations; grand juries, payment of prisoners for work release, community corrections, harassment by telecommunications device.
Status: Signed by Governor on May 25, 2011.

Note: We were originally in support of this bill because it expanded harassment by telephone by including any telecommunications device and adding more inclusive language to the current statute. Later, other things were added to this bill as noted in the short title. It goes into effect on July 1, 2011. As passed, the bill is 39 pages and can be found at http://kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/year1/measures/documents/sb55_enrolled.pdf.

KCSDV is analyzing this legislation and will provide more information in the future.

SB 69
Short Title: Requiring school districts to adopt policies against dating violence.
Status: Did not pass.

SB 91
Short Title: Public health care; sexual assault survivors right to emergency contraception information.
Status: Did not pass.

SB 98
Short Title: Elimination of certain sales tax exemptions, imposition of sales tax on certain services, provision of sales tax exemption for certain purchases of food, and reduction of sales tax and certain income tax rates.
Status: Did not pass.

Other Bills - Update June 30, 2011

HB 2030
Short Title: Continuation of certain exceptions to disclosure under the open records act.
Status: Approved by the Governor on March 28, 2011
Note: KCSDV supported this bill as it continued and recognized protections from open records for victims. This goes into effect on July 1, 2011, and it can be found at http://kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/year1/measures/documents/hb2030_enrolled.pdf.

HB 2032
Short Title: County and district attorney monthly reporting of caseloads.
Status: Did not pass.

HB 2042
Short Title: Requiring law enforcement to report pornographic materials found at scene of or in possession of person who commits a sexually violent crime.
Status: Did not pass.

HB 2103
Short Title: Child in need of care; termination of parents rights.
Status: Did not pass.

HB 2137
Short Title: Enacting the protective parent reform act.
Status: Did not pass.

SB 39
Short Title: Creating the classification of “aggravated sex offender;” creating additional penalties and restrictions for sex offenders.
Status: Did not pass.

SB 53
Short Title: Inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in Kansas act against discrimination.
Status: Did not pass.

SB 63
Short Title: House Substitute for SB 63 by Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice -- Amending the crime of sexual exploitation of a child.
Status: Signed by the Governor on May 25, 2011.
Note: While this bill was passed, it was significantly revised to the point that it no longer pertains to the crime of sexual exploitation of a child. The bill now concerns civil procedure; relating to electronic filing; relating to forfeiture. It can be found at http://kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/year1/measures/documents/sb63_enrolled.pdf.

Immigration Bills - Update June 30, 2011

HB 2006
Short Title: Repeal of K.S.A. 76-731a, which grants residency for tuition purposes to certain aliens who are unlawfully present in the United States.
Status: Did not pass.

HB 2026
Short Title: Kansas immigration accountability act.
Status: Did not pass.

HB 2067
Short Title: Voter photographic identification requirements.
Status: Signed by the Governor on April 18, 2011.
Note: This bill requires registered voters to provide certain types of identification before they are permitted to vote. The bill goes into effect July 1, 2011, and it can be found at http://kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/year1/measures/documents/hb2067_enrolled.pdf.

Additional Bills Signed By the Governor - June 30, 2011

HB 2035
Short Title: Amending statutes regulating late-term and partial birth abortion.
Status: Signed by the Governor on April 12, 2011
Note: KCSDV did not take a position on this bill, but we were watching it. Programs may be affected by changes made to the mandatory reporting of child abuse law. Included in the list of mandatory reporters is “any person employed by or who works as a volunteer for any organization, whether for profit or not-for-profit, that provides social services to pregnant teenagers, including, but not limited to, counseling, adoption services and pregnancy education and maintenance.” This bill provides stronger regulation of abortion in Kansas. It goes into effect on July 1, 2011. It can be found at http://kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/year1/measures/documents/hb2035_enrolled.pdf.

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