Here is a schedule of major legislative events next week:
Agriculture, 3:30 p.m., Room 423-S: today, Kansas Water Office briefing on a zero depletion policy and the High Plains aquifer study.
Appropriations subcommittee on agriculture and natural resources, 1:30 p.m., 522-S: today, Department of Agriculture budget briefing; Tuesday, continuation of Agriculture budget briefing; action on Kansas Water Office Budget; action on Animal Health budget; action on Conservation Commission budget.
Business, Commerce and Labor, 9 a.m., Room 514-S: Tuesday, HB 2087, Workers compensation, release of medical data restricted.
Federal and State Affairs, 1:30 p.m., Room 313-S: today, HB 2109, Internet/electronic lottery.
Judiciary, 3:30 p.m., Room 313-S: today, hearings on the Kansas Payment Center.
Taxation, 9 a.m., Room 519-S: today, HB 2008, property tax exemption for certain property used in production of ethanol; HB 2009, property tax exemption for certain property used in production of biodiesel; HB 2043, property tax exemption for E-85 fuel dispensing equipment.
Utilities, 9 a.m., Room 526-S: today, HB 2099, unauthorized change of consumers telephone company or addition of unauthorized telephone services, and HR 6006, urging the KCC to order certain refunds to be paid to certain residential natural gas customers; Tuesday, HB 2100, telemarketer no-call list.
On the House floor
The House is expected to convene at 11 a.m. through Thursday, then at 9 a.m. Friday.
No debate on specific bills is scheduled yet.
Agriculture, 8:30 a.m., Room 423-S: Tuesday, hearing on SCR 1605, urging the Bush administration to withdraw proposed water quality standards.
Natural Resources, 8:30 a.m., Room 423-S: Thursday, hearing on SB 87, concerning fur harvesting.
Judiciary, 9:30 a.m., Room 123-S: Tuesday, hearing on SB 67, concerning DUI penalties.
Utilities, 9:30 a.m., Room 231-N: Tuesday, presentation on producing hydrogen gas from waste materials.
Federal and State Affairs, 10:30 a.m., Room 245-N: Wednesday, possible action on SB 22, extension of the Kansas Lottery until 2007.
Elections and Local Government, 1:30 p.m. Room 245-N: Tuesday, hearing on SB 102, concerning election crimes and intimidation of voters.
On the Senate floor
The Senate is scheduled to convene at 2:30 p.m. through Thursday, then at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Debate and final action on legislation and appointments are set for Tuesday and Wednesday, but specific items have not been scheduled for either day.