Other bills of note:
As I stated in my campaign, I believe that one should not have to worry about the tax burden when they are planning to retire. SB 33 furthers that goal by expanding the Kansas individual income tax exemption for Social Security benefits to include all federally taxable Social Security benefits beginning in the tax year 2023. The bill would exempt all federally taxable income received under all retirement plans beginning in tax year 2024. The Senate bill also helps Kansans who use the standard deduction by increasing the Kansas individual income tax standard deduction amounts annually by the cost of living adjustment (COLA). I look forward to supporting a similar House bill when it comes to a vote.
HB 2376 - Prohibiting any restrictive covenant that violates the Kansas act against discrimination
and authorizing the removal of such covenants from existing documents, and prohibiting city or county laws prohibiting discrimination that are more restrictive than state law. This bill makes racially restrictive covenants on property void and unenforceable. I voted Yes to prohibit such racial discrimination.
HB2056 - Ensuring Absentee Ballots are Required to Arrive by 7:00 pm Voting Day
This bill requires all advance voting ballots to be returned by 7 p.m. on election day. The majority of the Democrats opposed this legislation, even though thirty-one states in our nation either require ballots to arrive by 7 pm on Election Day or have tighter restrictions than Kansas law. This bill strengthens confidence in Kansas election law and further safeguards our elections. There is simply no reason we should be accepting ballots that arrive days after election day, especially when those envelopes often lack a post mark showing when they were mailed. I voted Yes.
All bills being considered by various House of Representatives committees are detailed here