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The following bills were requested by the Judicial Council for introduction in the 2021 legislative session. To learn more about the legislative history of the bills, visit the Kansas Legislature's website.
- 2021 SB 103 – Amending the Kansas Power of Attorney Act. The bill was amended and passed. See the Judicial Council’s testimony.
- 2021 SB 105 – Prohibiting denial of a petition for expungement due to the petitioner’s inability to pay outstanding costs, fees, fines, or restitution. See the Judicial Council’s testimony.
- 2021 SB 107 – Enacting the Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act, which replaces the Uniform Principal and Income Act, K.S.A. 58-9-101 et seq. The bill passed. See the Judicial Council’s testimony.
- 2021 SB 122 – Amending rules of evidence regarding authentication of records and documents. The bill passed. See the Judicial Council’s testimony.
- 2021 SB 123 – Creating a process to terminate parental rights of a person whose sexual assault of another person has resulted in the conception of a child. See the Judicial Council’s testimony.
- 2021 SB 141 – Enacting the Uniform Directed Trust Act. The bill passed in the 2022 legislative session. See the Judicial Council’s testimony.
- 2021 HB 2318 – Creating an opportunity for early discharge from lifetime postrelease supervision for certain offenders and amending the definition of a persistent sex offender. This was one of several bills originating with this report.
- 2021 HB 2347 – Bill related to sex offenses, including creating crime of rape during a treatment session, lowering the criminal penalty for attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation of certain sex offenses, and changing the elements of, reducing criminal penalties for, and removing registration requirements for unlawful sexual relations. This was one of several bills originating with this report.
- 2021 HB 2349 – Creating a mechanism to seek relief from the Kansas Offender Registration Act requirements, decreasing penalties for failure to register, allowing courts to waive fees associated with registration, reducing number of places a person is required to register, and eliminating registration for most juvenile adjudications. See the Judicial Council’s testimony.
- 2021 HB 2377 – Revising the laws concerning driving under the influence, including authorizing reinstatement of a driver’s license for certain persons with an ignition interlock device restriction, requiring persons with an ignition interlock device restriction to complete the ignition interlock device program before driving privileges are fully reinstated, providing for reduced ignition interlock device program costs for certain persons and modifying the criminal penalties for driving a commercial motor vehicle under the influence and driving under the influence. The bill was amended, including the addition of the contents of 2021 HB 2387, and passed in the 2022 legislative session. See the Judicial Council’s testimony and the enrolled bill.
- 2021 HB 2387 – Revising laws relating to operating an aircraft under the influence, including prescribing criminal and administrative penalties, and providing for testing of blood, breath, urine or other bodily substances, and preliminary screening tests of breath or oral fluid. The bill was amended and, in the 2022 legislative session, the contents of the bill were added to and passed in 2021 HB 2377.