Governor Laura Kelly Signs Four Bipartisan Bills

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly signed four bipartisan bills today. Many of these bills make technical changes and update statutes at the request of affected communities.

“I am pleased that the Legislature has reviewed and passed bipartisan legislation that betters the lives of Kansans,” Governor Laura Kelly said.

Governor Kelly signed the following bills:

House Bill 2092 – Reapportions the districts of certain members of the Washburn University Board of Regents from state senate districts to groupings of city council districts.

Senate Bill 24 – Makes technical changes to ensure statutory language is aligned with industry standards regarding insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder.

House Bill 2262 – Expands workforce and training opportunities for embalmers by amending educational requirements, allowing six, rather than twelve, months of an apprenticeship to be completed before an individual attends mortuary science school.

House Bill 2197 – Makes technical changes to the First-time Home Buyer Savings Account program to ensure that when someone passes away, their beneficiary receives the account balance, and allows the State Treasurer’s Office to market the program.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.


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