Legislative News

The Kansas Water Office, as the primary water planning agency, provides support to the Governor and Legislature on water resource issues. The Kansas Water Authority advises the Governor and Legislature on water policy issues. Both KWO and KWA provide legislative testimony throughout the session on relevant bills before the Kansas House and Senate Committees.


For text, status and testimony for all bills, please select here.

For House/Senate Committee info, please select here.

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Legislation Tracking

Please select the link below for information on water-related bills and other measures introduced during the 2021 Legislative Session:

UPDATE: 3/21/2021

KWO Committee Testimony

2021 Legislative Session Information

  • 1/13/2021: Governor's Budget Report presented to House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means.
  • 1/21/2021: KWO presentation before House Water; Senate confirms Connie Owen as KWO Director
  • 2/10/2021: KWO agency budget presentation before Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • 2/17/2021: KWO agency budget presentation before House Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget
  • 2/18/2021: Senate Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources recommends appointment of Dawn Buehler as KWA Chair
  • 2/23/2021: Senate confirms appointment of Dawn Buehler as KWA Chair
  • 3/23/2021: KWA Chair Dawn Buehler, KWA RAC Operations Committee Chair Jeremiah Hobbs and KWO Director Connie Owen presentation before House Water
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