Kansas Legislature to return for 1 day in May

Focus will be on issues related to coronavirus during truncated session.


State News

May 7, 2020 - 9:58 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Legislature will focus on issues related to the coronavirus when it reconvenes for a single day later this month to wrap up the 2020 session, a leading lawmaker said.

A panel of legislative leaders on Wednesday decided that lawmakers will return May 21. The truncated session is aimed at limiting exposure to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

House Speaker Ron Ryckman, a Republican from Olathe, told the Topeka Capital-Journal that it appears no vote will take place on a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion. Ryckman said expansion of Medicaid will likely be discussed, but “we really need to work on what’a want versus a need.”

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