Thursday, March 27, 2014

Brownback signs five bills into law

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed five bills into law, including one with a Kansas City, Kan., connection.

House Bill 2599 will allow the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department to use land along the Kansas River for an emergency management boat ramp.

More information about the other bills:
HB 2210 – Prohibits any person from changing his/her party affiliation in any election year from the date of the deadline for candidates to file for office (June 1) through the certification of the results of the August Primary Election.

HB 2514 – Alters the priorities in the liquidation of insolvent insurance companies where the Federal Home Loan Bank is a secured creditor. Prohibits a FHLB from being stayed, enjoined, or enforcing any right or cause of action regarding collateral pledge under any Federal Home Loan security agreement during an insurance company liquidation.

HB 2599 – Authorizes the Secretary of State to grant an easement on land along the Kansas River for use by the Kansas City Kansas Fire Department as an emergency management boat ramp.

SB 284 – Amends the membership and changes the composition of the 911 Coordinating Council.

SB 248 – Requires that, whenever feasible, notice be given to any crime victim at least 14 working days prior to the release of any inmate who committed crimes against the victim (known as the Adrian Olajuwon Crosby and Dominique Nathaniel Tyree Green’s Law). It also transfers the responsibility for victim notification of a defendant’s commitment as incompetent to stand trial or not guilty by reason of mental defect (and related hearing notifications) from the Department of Corrections to district or county attorneys.