Daily Archives: Jan. 22, 2010

Statehouse happenings for Jan. 25-29

Below is a preliminary schedule of events for some House and Senate committees.

The schedules are subject to change and new schedules and agendas are posted daily for both the House and Senate here.

All hearings are open to the public, although seating is limited.

Monday

9:30 a.m., Senate Judiciary 548-S: hearing on SCR 1621, which would prohibit using public money to pay for lawsuits against the state.

1:30 p.m., Senate Education 152-S: hear presentations by Dave Trabert, Kansas Policy Institute president and Mark Tallman, lobbyist for Kansas Association of School Boards.

Tuesday

8:30 a.m., Senate Transportation, 152-S: hold a hearing on Senate Bill 361, which would created a specialty license plate for Gold Star families.

9 a.m., House Taxation Docking Room 783: hear from opponents of HB 2475

Wednesday

8:30 a.m., Senate Business and Labor, 548-S: hold a hearing on the impact of the 2010 unemployment tax increases on business.

Thursday

9 a.m., House Appropriations Room 346-S: hearing on HB 2442 which would create the Kansas streamlining government commission.

9:30 a.m., Senate Judiciary 548-S: hold a hearing on SB 351 which would bar texting while driving making it a misdemeanor.

10:30 a.m., Senate Assessment and Taxation 152-S: hearing and possible action on SB 378 which would replace a dollar cap on historic tax credits with a 10 percent reduction in the amount projects can access.

10:30 a.m., Senate Federal and State Affairs 144-S: hearing on SB 342 which would prohibit the sale of novelty cigarette lighters.

Friday

9:30 a.m., Senate Judiciary 548-S: final action on SB 208 and SB 375 which would abolish the death penalty.