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Legislative Testimony 2020

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Agency staff testify before various legislative committees throughout the year to inform policymakers about programs, and to provide the agency’s perspective on budget and policy proposals.

 
All Testimony is in PDF format, unless otherwise noted.
 
Presentation on agency overview and budget summary to Senate:
Budget overview presented to the Senate Social Services Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Feb. 19, 2020.
 
Presentation on Executive Reorganization Order No. 44 to the Senate:
Testimony presented to the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Feb. 19, 2020.
 
Senate Bill 384 testimony:
Proponent testimony presented on Senate Bill 384 to the Senate Education Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Feb. 18, 2020.
 
Presentation on agency overview and budget summary to House:
Budget overview presented to the House Social Services Budget Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Feb. 18, 2020.
 
Written-only, neutral testimony submitted on Senate Bill 336 to the Senate Education Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Feb. 13, 2020.
 
Senate Bill 332 testimony:
Written-only, opponent testimony submitted on Senate Bill 332 to the Senate Judiciary Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Feb. 13, 2020 (rescheduled from Feb. 4, 2020).
 
Presentation on Executive Reorganization Order No. 44 creating the Kansas Department of Human Services:
Testimony presented to the House Appropriations Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Feb. 11, 2020.
 
Written-only, proponent testimony submitted on House Bill 2587 to the House Judiciary Committee by Ethan Belshe, legislative liaison, on Feb. 11, 2020.
 
Presentation on the ERO:
Testimony presented to the House Social Services Budget Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on Jan. 30, 2020.
 
Testimony presented to the House Children and Seniors Committee by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on Jan. 30, 2020.
 
Written-only testimony presented on House Bill 2445 to House Corrections and Juvenile Justice by Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on January 28, 2020.
 
Testimony presented to the House Social Service Budget Committee Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on January 27, 2020.
 
Testimony presented to the House Social Services Budget Committee by Secretary Laura Howard and Elizabeth Cohn, DCF Interim Director/Program Attorney Child Support Services, on January 23, 2020.
 
Updates on Family First Services and Foster Care Changes:
Testimony presented to the House Children and Seniors Committee by Secretary Laura Howard on January 16, 2020.
 
 
Prior Year Testimony: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006​​​​​