Highlights of Tuesday's activities at the Kansas Legislature:
¢ The House voted 121-1 to send the Senate a bill raising the minimum age for marriage to 18. Teens aged 16 and 17 could still get married with consent of one parent.
¢ A Senate panel was told that a proposal to limit protesting and picketing at funerals would fail to meet a constitutional challenge because of restrictions over the distance between protesters and the funeral.
¢ A House committee heard testimony to require inspections and regulations for all office-based surgeries, including abortions and colonoscopies, aimed at improving health safety. The committee took no action on the bill.
¢ Senators gave tentative approval to a bill allowing Kansans to donate a portion of their tax refund to two causes, military benefits and breast cancer research at the University of Kansas.
¢ A bill to allow local governments to begin the consolidation process won first-round approval in the Senate.
¢ The Senate gave first-round approval to a bill banning Kansans committed to mental hosptials from possessingt firearms.
Clock is ticking:
Tuesday was the 37th day of the session, out of 90 scheduled. The count includes weekends because legislators still get paid.