2018 Legislative Update #4
I hope you're keeping warm! We had a busy week in the Kansas House. I've posted my complete Week 4 Legislative Update on my website, but here's a quick run-down for the week.
Around the Capitol
I co-sponsored House Bill 2686 with Rep. Debbie Deere from Lansing. The legislation would increase the salaries of corrections workers at other locations to be on par with the raises given to El Dorado Correctional Facility over the summer.
I also co-sponsored a bill, House Bill 2551, to prevent privatization of corrections and security in our prisons. I’ll give testimony in a hearing on this topic in the House on Monday in the House Corrections Committee. A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate.Cybersecurity Improvements
I offered an amendment to a cybersecurity bill, House Bill 2560, to limit escalating costs for local governments, libraries, police departments and school districts. The Pittman Amendment would limit the first roll-out of the cybersecurity legislation only to the Executive Branch. The House Government Technology and Security Committee was adjourned by the Chair before the committee could vote on my amendment; however, we expect there will be a vote on the Pittman Amendment on Monday.
ABATE at the Capitol
I had the privilege to meet with many local folks and others from around the state participating in the ABATE Day at the Capitol. ABATE is a motorcycle advocacy group.
SnowFlake Streak Fundraiser
On Saturday, Holly and I had an amazing time at the Snowflake Streak Fundraiser!
Thank you to the Leavenworth community for raising over $45,000 for Saint Vincent Clinic. It was a quick one mile run with pancakes at the end.
I also had the privilege of attending an annual fundraiser for the Leavenworth Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
My Honor to Serve Leavenworth
It is a special honor to serve as your state representative. I value and need your input on the various issues facing state government. Please feel free to contact me with your comments and questions.
My office address is Room 559-S, 300 SW 10th, Topeka, KS 66612. You can reach me at (785) 296-7522 or call the legislative hotline at +1 (800) 432-3924 to leave a message for me. Additionally, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow the legislative session online at www.kslegislature.org.