Topeka A Kansas House committee expects to debate a bill next week to eliminate exemptions to the state's sales tax.
Taxation Committee chairman Richard Carlson, a Republican from St. Marys, says the panel will probably take up the measure Monday.
The bill would raise an estimated $182 million in the budget year that starts July 1 by abolishing exemptions to the 5.3 percent state sales tax.
Most of the new revenue would come from taxing residential water, electric and natural gas bills, which are now exempt. Numerous nonprofit groups also would have to start paying sales tax on items they buy.
Those provisions inspired strong criticism during hearings on the measure.
The measure is aimed at helping the state eliminate a budget shortfall.