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2015 SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON
AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

 Agenda           Minutes            Report

Senate
Sen. Garrett Love, Vice-chairperson
Sen. Marci Francisco
Sen. Larry Powell

House
Rep. Sharon Schwartz, Chairperson
Rep. Jack Thimesch
Rep. Ponka-We Victors
Rep. Troy Waymaster

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Joanna Wochner
Heather O'Hara
Mark Skoglund


Office of Revisor of Statutes

David Weise
Natalie Scott
Jenna Seemater


CHARGE
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


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