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.”