Legislation Regarding COVID-19

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HCR 5025 extends the Governor’s March 12, 2020, state of disaster emergency declaration for the State regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through May 1, 2020, subject to additional extensions by concurrent resolution of the Legislature.

 

The original resolution was amended to include the following:

  1. The Governor does not have the power to temporarily, or permanently, seize ammunition or firearms;

  2. The LCC (Legislative Coordinating Council) will meet every 30 days to grant additional extensions of such state of disaster emergency, for specified periods not to exceed 30 days each, by a majority vote of five members;

  3. Requires the chair of the Legislative Coordinating Council to call an LCC meeting within 3 days to review any executive order issued under 5 of her 11 emergency powers.  All orders issued by the Governor will be reviewed by the LCC at least every 30 days. The Legislature has the power to revoke any Executive Order they feel is inappropriate.  The LCC has this power when the full legislature is not meeting.

 

HB 2168 would set a sunset provision for the Nursing Facility Quality Care Assessment of July 1, 2030, and would amend the law concerning the hospital provider assessment known as the Healthcare Access Improvement Program (HCAIP).

 

An act concerning courts; relating to extension or suspension of deadlines or time limitations to secure the health and safety of court users, staff and judicial officers.

 

An act concerning education; relating to the duration of the school term; authorizing the grant of a waiver from school term requirements.

 

An act concerning employment security law; relating to the maximum benefit eligibility period; compensation for the pre-payment waiting period.

All legislation regarding COVID-19 can also be found on the Kansas Legislature's website here.

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