The 2016 Kansas Legislature session kicked off on January 11th. This is the second year of the standard two-year legislative cycle, meaning bills that were not defeated last year can be picked up and worked further this year. In addition new bills can be introduced. To keep the session orderly and on pace to conclude in a reasonable time, the Legislature follows a deadlines calendar.
Friday, Feb. 12 was the last day to introduce bills in the originating chamber, except for exempt committees.
Friday, Feb. 26th is the last day to consider bills in the house of origin, except for exempt committees.
Wednesday, March 23rd is the last day to consider bills not in the house of origin, except for exempt committees.
Friday, April 1st is "Drop Dead Day" - the last day to consider any bill except bills vetoed by the Governor, omnibus appropriations bill, and omnibus reconciliations spending limit bill.
If you have any Kansas Legislature-related questions, here at the State Library we can help you at the following number:
Legislative Hotline: 1-800-432-3924