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2015 SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON
AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Agenda Minutes Report
Sen. Garrett Love, Vice-chairperson
Sen. Marci Francisco
Sen. Larry Powell
Rep. Sharon Schwartz, Chairperson
Rep. Jack Thimesch
Rep. Ponka-We Victors
Rep. Troy Waymaster
Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Office of Revisor of Statutes
Review the administrative hearing procedures of the Division of Water Resources, including a comparison with similar processes in other Department of Agriculture programs; review of the guidelines associated with the selection of the Chief Engineer; and study the current administration of the Kansas Noxious Weed Law and proposed legislation, 2015 SB 134.
This review would include:
Kansas Water Appropriations Act—Administrative Hearings and Enforcement
- Study of 2015 HB 2245 which addresses the administrative process of the Division of Water Resources, including establishing injunctions and admissible evidence and the testimony and input at a hearing related to water right impairment filings.
Noxious Weed Law
- Consider the issues associated with 2015 SB 134, which relates to the current administration of the law, the function and format of the proposed advisory committee, and potential efficiencies and financial savings which might be gained by passage of the bill or similar legislation.
Approved Meeting Days: 1 day
Statutory Joint Committees
Other Task Forces, Commissions, Committees
2015 Interim Information
Approved Topics Memo
Approved Days Listing
Interim Committee Membership
Committee Reports to the 2016 Legislature
Committee Reports to the 2016 Legislature-Supplement