Kansas Legislation

The 2022 legislative session in Kansas will begin in January and run through May. Please read below to see what legislation we supported or opposed during the 2021 legislative session.

Support – Senate Bill 262

SB 262 would BAN greyhound racing in Kansas.

Support – House Bill 2364

HB 2364 adds to the definition of torture to include abandonment, which would make abandoning an animal a Level 1 felony and carry a minimum jail sentence and fine.

Oppose – House Bill 2199

House Bill 2199 incentivizes the return of greyhound racing by authorizing sports wagering for racinos. This bill must be amended to remove racinos and expand the prohibition of betting on greyhound races to ALL greyhound races, anywhere.

Oppose- Senate Bill 84

SB 84 authorizes sports wagering. As originally written, the bill prohibits betting on greyhound races in Kansas but would allow sports wagering on races outside the state.

Oppose – House Substitute for Substitute for Senate Bill 84

The language of HB 2199 has been inserted into Sub for SB 84. This bill incentivizes the return of greyhound racing by authorizing sports wagering for racinos, authorizing a slot machine re-vote in Sedgwick County, and allowing sports wagering on greyhound races outside of Kansas.

The House must discuss and vote before being sent to the Senate to concur or non concur and sent to a 6 person conference committee (3 from the House and 3 from the Senate). The conference committee limits opportunities for input and debate.

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