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Kelly signs bill to build Kansas Gold Star family memorial

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly signed today Senate Bill 330 authorizing the construction of a permanent memorial honoring the Kansas Gold Star families on the Statehouse Grounds.

This legislation comes after Governor Kelly asked LTG Perry Wiggins, Executive Director of the Governor’s Military Council, to explore the process of installing a permanent monument and lead the formation of the Memorial’s fundraising committee. the gold star.

Hershel “Woody” Williams, a retired Marine Corps warrant officer and the only living World War II Medal of Honor recipient, personally challenged her to add a Gold Star families monument to the Statehouse grounds.

The two met at the dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial at Olathe Veterans Memorial Park in September 2020.

A Gold Star family is the immediate family of a fallen serviceman who died while serving in conflict. The monument will be on the Veterans Walk at the Kansas Statehouse.

Governor Kelly also signed the following bipartisan bills:

Senate Bill 141
Enacts Kansas Uniform Led Trust Law.

Substitute for Senate Bill 300
Replaces SB 300 with Judiciary Committee: Amends the Kansas Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act to add a person who has engaged in identity theft or identity fraud to the definition of ” covered person” and add identity theft and identity fraud to the definition of “racketeering activity”.

Senate Bill 336
Updates certain investment limitation requirements to provide more options for Kansas-domiciled life insurance companies that invest in equity and preferred stock.

Senate Bill 367
Requires officers to file copies of receipts with the court when property is seized under a search warrant and provides requirements and procedures for the destruction or disposal of dangerous drugs and the return or disposal of weapons.

Senate Bill 417
Establishes minimum and maximum permit renewal fees for certain solid waste disposal areas and treatment facilities.

Senate Bill 419
Allows certain employees of the Department of Corrections to attend the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and include Department of Corrections special constables in the definition of law enforcement officer under Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act.

Senate Bill 440
Establishes when an occupational therapist can treat a patient without a physician referral and requires occupational therapists to carry professional liability insurance.

Senate Bill 448
Adopts the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ amendments to the Unfair Trading Practices Act excluding producers, brokers and insurers of commercial property and casualty insurance from prohibitions on granting discounts as an inducement to sell.

SUB Senate Bill 450
Sub for SB 450 by Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance: Eliminates credit to the Kansas Public Employees Retirement Fund for 80% of proceeds from the sale of surplus real estate, allows public educational institutions to sell and transfer immovable property donated to this state educational institution as an endowment, bequest, or gift and authorizes the state board of trustees to adopt policies relating to such sale and disposition.

Senate Bill 483
Increases criminal penalties for theft and criminal damage to property involving remote service units such as ATMs and ATMs.

Senate Bill 506
Provides the distinctive license plate of the Down Syndrome Society of North Central Kansas.