Archive for Monday, February 5, 2001


February 5, 2001


l Appropriations, 9 a.m., Room 514-S: Wednesday, consideration of proposed budgets for agriculture and natural resources agencies; Thursday, consideration of proposed budgets for the Department of Health and Environment and elected officials.

l Business Commerce and Labor, 9 a.m., 521-S: Tuesday, hearing on HB 2130, which would increase the state's minimum wage.

l Federal and State Affairs, 1:30 p.m., 313-S: Monday, hearing on HB 2105, regarding the use and display of the flag.

l Taxation, 9 a.m., 519-S: Wednesday, hearing on HB 2066, which would eliminate the severance tax on coal and oil.

On the House floor

l Today, the House convenes at 10:30 a.m. and members are scheduled to debate HB 2038, which would extend the life of the Kansas Lottery for six years.

l Tuesday, the House convenes at 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. and takes final action on HB 2038.

l The House convenes at 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and at 9 a.m. Friday.

l Debate is scheduled on legislation Tuesday through Thursday, but specific bills aren't yet listed.

Senate committees

l Education, 1:30 p.m., 123-S: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday hearings on school finance issues.

l Judiciary, 9:30 a.m., 123-S: Today, hearing on SCR 1604, a constitutional amendment to establish nonpartisan selection of district judges.

l Natural Resources, 8:30 a.m., 423-S: Thursday, briefing by the Environmental Protection Agency on Kansas water quality standards and recent federal court decisions; Friday, hearing on Kansas surface water designations.

l Ways and Means, 10:30 a.m., 123-S: Wednesday and Thursday, consideration of a proposed budget for the state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.

On the Senate floor

l Senators convene at 2:30 p.m. today through Thursday, and at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

l Debate on legislation is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, but specific bills aren't yet listed on the Senate calendar.

Joint meetings

l Joint Committee on State Building Construction, noon, 526-S: Tuesday, presentation on Capitol restoration plans.

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