Kansas Peace Officers Association

P.O. Box 2592, Wichita, KS 67201
(316) 722-8433  |  kpoa@kpoa.org

"Co-operation and Justice"


The Kansas Peace Officers Association maintains an active role in all legislation affecting law enforcement through a Legislative Committee and Professional Legislative Liaison in Topeka.

Legislative Liaison Ed Klumpp

Our Legislative Liaison

Ed Klumpp, Chief of Police-Retired, Topeka Police Department, serves as a lobbyist for law enforcement matters representing the Kansas Peace Officers Association, the Kansas Sheriff's Association, and the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police. He also serves as the KCJIS Committee representative and the Kansas Traffic Records Coordinating Committee representative for the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police. He served on the Kansas DUI Commission and co-chaired the Kansas Criminal Code Re-codification Commission.

Ed maintains a website where you can find information on matters affecting law enforcement being considered in the Kansas Legislature. Up to date status and explanations of bills are also available and there is a page with summaries of past legislative sessions and links to state resources relating to legislation.

Current Kansas Legislative Sessions

NOTICE:  Members now have the ability to comment on Legislative Posts and matters related to pending legislation.  Comments will be monitored and removed if inappropriate, offensive, inflammatory or not related to the subject matter.

  • 04/08/2024 9:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Report Date 4/8/24

    This past week was the final week before first adjournment. The week was spent entirely on Conference Committees including the budget and tax bills. They will now be off for three weeks before returning for the veto session.

    Key things to watch for:

    • There were a lot of bills from conference committees passed last week that will be going to the Governor. I will be updating the "Bills to Governor" report periodically during the next three weeks as the Governor acts on those bills.
    • Two bills of high interest to law enforcement were passed and will go to the Governor. These were on Civil Asset Forfeiture and Drones.
    • We still have a significant number of crime and criminal procedure bills in conference that we understand will be worked on in the Veto Session.
    • Marijuana Legalization: Several things to watch here. First, there will be a move on April 30 to force the medical marijuana bill out of committee and bring it to debate on the floor. It will take a 2/3 majority vote to bring the bill out of committee. These attempts are rarely successful, but we must do some work over the break to make sure the votes are not there for it. That bill is SB135. Another marijuana bill, SB555, was tabled in committee, and a third, SB558, was introduced late and has not had a hearing.

    Details available at the KPOA Legislation Webpage.

    This is the time of year the topics in bills start getting moved around to different bill numbers. So you will find a “Where Did That Bill Go” report at the link above. One version lists them by topic, the other lists them by original bill number.

    I am still working on verifying the information on the bill status and other bill update reports to be sure I haven't missed something getting moved in conference committee. I will be updating them over the next several days if I find new information.

    Ed Klumpp
    Legislative Liaison

  • 06/09/2021 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The following reports summarize the legislation from the 2021 Session becoming law. The further down the list, the more comprehensive the information.

    What Line Officers Need to Know  (Updated 6/18/21)

    What Administrators Need to Know

    Summary of Most Important Law Enforcement Related Legislation
              Includes table of changes to laws on felons in possession of firearms

    Summary of all Legislation Impacting Law Enforcement (Updated 6/18/21)

  • 06/30/2020 1:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The final reports of the 2020 Legislative Session, including the Special Session are now available.

    See the Full Report at this link.

    See the 5 Things Every Officer Must Know Report at this link.

    See the 5 Things Every Administrator Must Know Report at this link.

  • 01/29/2020 4:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Legislative Division of Post Audit released its study today of the Juvenile Justice Reform.

    You can see the overview page at:

    The full report is at:

    Ed Klumpp
    Legislative Liaison
    Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police
    Kansas Sheriffs Association
    Kansas Peace Officers Association

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