|Kay's Sponsored Bills
January 31, 2012
HB2534 – Caylee’s Law
Kansas State Representative Kay Wolf (R- Prairie Village) co-sponsored HB2534- commonly known as Caylee’s Law. The bill currently resides in the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee where it is waiting on a hearing.
“I am happy to be a sponsor of Caylee’s Law,” said Representative Wolf. “After the case for Calyee’s death, constituents contacted me to express their support for such legislation. It is an essential tool for protecting Kansas children, and I am glad our Legislature is taking action.”
HB2534 would penalize parents and guardians who fail to disclose the disappearance of their child. Like the 2008 case in Florida with 2-year-old Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, did not notify authorities of her daughter’s disappearance for a month and numerous states, including Kansas, are hoping to prevent this from occurring by creating reporting standards. Currently, Kansas law does not impose criminal penalties for failing to notify law enforcement of the death or disappearance of a child.
In addition to Caylee’s Law, Representative Wolf is also sponsoring legislation requiring state post secondary education institutions to develop reporting standards for cases of abuse. HB2533 was introduced last week and currently resides in the House Judiciary Committee.
“One can only hope the tragedy at Penn State never occurs close to home,” said Representative Wolf. “But we must have proper procedures in place to make sure we have a clear and concise reporting standard for instances of abuse at our universities.”
January 17, 2012
HB2454 – Legislation Providing Private Dollars for Arts Commission
Kansas State Representative Kay Wolf (R- Prairie Village) co-sponsored HB2454 which was introduced in the Kansas House. This will provide a check-off for the Kansas Arts Commission on the Kansas income tax form. If Kansas tax payers wish to donate private money in addition to their tax liability or from a designated refund they will have the ability to give the money to the arts commission in increments of $1, $5, $10 or a specified amount by donor.
“This is a great way for Kansans to support the arts if they so choose,” said Representative Wolf. “I look forward to the passage of this bill and giving Kansans a convenient way to donate their money to a cause they support.”
Currently the Kansas income tax form has four programs you can check to donate: Chickadee Check-off, Senior Citizen Meals on Wheels Contribution Program, Breast Cancer Research Fund and Military Emergency Relief Fund.
Additional Bills Sponsored by Kay:
- HB2048 – Establishing a prescription drug disposal program
- HB2129 – Enacting the health care freedom act
- HB2243 – Wage payment act; additional penalties for employers who repeatedly fail to pay wages