“To the wonderful people of District 35”. It is an honor to be representing you the people of the 35 th district of Kansas. We are in full swing here at the capitol. I am proud to be given the incredible responsibility of chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee where we help maintain and increase efficiency of rules in regards to law and order in the state of Kansas. In addition to the Judiciary Committee, I am proud to sit on the Senate Utilities Committee, Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, as well as a Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice and Oversight. There are many bills being proposed and debated in both House, and Senate Committees to better the state of Kansas. Controversial or not, we are here to better the state of Kansas, so that we can all be proud to call ourselves Kansans. Thank you, and God bless. Signed- Senator Richard Wilborn
Pertinent information to District 35, and sponsored bills and resolutions -
SB98 - Regulating abortion practice; requiring certain physician information to be provided under the woman's-right-to-know act.
SB101 - Amending the protection from abuse act and protection from stalking act to establish the protection from stalking or sexual assault act.
SR1706 - Honoring pregnancy maintenance resource centers in Kansas and the United States.
News in the Capitol-
Personal and Family Protection Act Amendments [SB 53] – This bill would create a permanent exemption for public colleges and universities, and public hospitals from implementing campus carry.
Campaign Contribution Changes [SB 81] – This bill would increase the campaign contribution limit, from party committees or political action committees, from $500 to $1,000. By the same token, party committees and political action committees would also be able to receive contributions up to $1,000 from a single individual, rather than the current maximum of $500.
Simon’s Law 2017 [SB 85] – This bill would enact new statutes regarding life-sustaining treatment for patients younger than 18 years of age, whereby parental consent would be required before a do-not- resuscitate order is issued by medical professionals. This bill passed the Senate 37-3 in 2016.
General news in Kansas-
CONGRESSMAN MIKE POMPEO SWORN IN AS NEW CIA DIRECTOR: We offer our congratulations and prayers to Mike Pompeo, a former Congressman from Wichita, who was sworn in as CIA Director this week. We know that he will serve the nation well and will make Kansas proud. We wish him the best in his new role. Governor Brownback has formally scheduled a special election on April 11 to fill the open Congressional seat.
2017 KANSAS TEACHER OF THE YEAR: On Tuesday, the Senate adopted a resolution congratulating and commending the regional finalists of the 2017 Kansas Teacher of the Year selections, including Jason Sickel, a music instructor at Blue Valley North High School. In a pool of more than 100 nominees, Mr. Sickel was selected as this year’s 2017 Teacher of the Year.