Gov. Kelly announced that she signed the Senate Bill 13 and the House Bill 2227 into law

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, the Senate Bill 13 repeals the property tax law applicable to cities and counties – and certain budget requirements that apply to other municipalities.

The Senate Bill 13 also establishes notice and public hearing requirements for certain taxing subdivisions seeking to collect property taxes that exceed their revenue-neutral rate; prohibits valuation increases resulting from normal maintenance of existing structures.

It also expands the allowed acceptance of partial payments or payment plans for property taxes.

And the House Bill 2227 amends law governing orders by the Chief Justice to secure the health and safety of court users, staff, and judicial officers during a state of disaster emergency.