Kansas Peace Officers Association

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

"Co-operation and Justice"


Legislation

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.

  • 01/21/2023 1:24 PM | Ed Klumpp (Administrator)
    Topeka Ramada Inn, Tuesday, January 24, TIME CHANGE 4 PM to 6 PM
    Association Meeting Schedules for January 24th
    • 8:30                 Mansion Gold Room      KACP Board Meeting
    • 10:00               Jefferson Room             KPOA Legislative/Board Meeting
    • 11:00               Mansion Gold Room       KACP Legislative Meeting
    • 1:30                 Regency Room              KSA Legislative/General Meeting
    • 4:00-6:00 PM  Grand Ballroom               Reception


  • 01/21/2023 1:23 PM | Ed Klumpp (Administrator)

    Week 2 Report
    Week 2 consisted of typical low activity level. Not many bill hearings were scheduled. We gave testimony supporting a bill we requested to allow an agency head designee to apply for a court order for infectious disease testing for a person exposing officers to body fluids. Currently only the agency head can make these requests.

    There were several informational hearings of interest. State agencies made presentations on their operations. These included CPOST, ABC, KBI, KDOC, KHP, and the Sentencing Commission. On Tuesday, the KSA, KACP, KPOA, and KHP Troopers Association provided a presentation to the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee on the current status and needs of law enforcement in Kansas. You can watch this presentation at this link:
    The presentation starts at 00:02:30 in the video.
    You can read the KSA/KACP/KPOA testimony at this link and the Troopers Assoc. testimony at this link.

    A very interesting presentation on juvenile justice was provided in a rare joint meeting of the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee and the House Child Welfare and Foster Care Committee. The hearing begins with DOC telling the committees how the Juvenile System was improved by the Juvenile Justice Reform Bill, SB367 passed in 2016. And truly the system was improved for the large majority of juveniles, those committing minor crimes and disorder crimes. The DOC spokesperson also cautioned the committees to not “overreact” to the stories of bad outcomes they would hear. (Link to DOC testimony) But the designers of the revisions made in 2016 declined to heed the warnings from law enforcement and prosecutors that the new law failed to provide adequate responses needed for a very small number of the juvenile offenders who are violent, committing violent crimes, and repeat violent crimes. The DOC presentation is followed by a parent of a troubled child who the system didn’t work for (at 00:06:43 in the video link below). Another important presentation to grasp the problems with the current system was by SG County DA Marc Bennett (00:25:45) (Link to written testimony). He is followed by the Rice County Attorney Remington Dalke (00:00:00) (Link to written testimony) providing information on gaps in the system affecting the foster care system. Their testimony lays out the gaps in the system from a prosecutor’s standpoint. They mirror the stories I receive from law enforcement across the state.
    You can watch this presentation at the following link:
    All testimony from this hearing can be found at this link:

    As is typical at the beginning of a session, in week 3 (Jan 23-27) the activity ramps up rapidly. During this past week 43 new Senate bills and 92 new House bills were introduced. Next week there are 14 committee hearings taking up topics affecting law enforcement operations. We will likely present testimony in six of those hearings.

  • 01/16/2023 10:53 PM | Ed Klumpp (Administrator)

    Week 1 Reports
    List of all active bills at this link.
    Next Week's Committee Activity Report at this link.

    The first week is in the record books with little activity. We did get two of our bills through the revisors office with bill numbers now assigned. One of them is set for a hearing on Thursday. See details in the active bill report at the link above

    Several presentations of interest to law enforcement interest will be made in Committee next week. Currently, only one bill hearing of interest to us is scheduled. See next week's committee schedule at the link above.

    Updates during the week will be posted on the KPOA website Legislation Page.

  • 01/07/2023 8:06 PM | Ed Klumpp (Administrator)

    The 2023 Kansas Legislative Session starts on January 9, 2023. The KPOA has several topics we will be working on, including:

    • Increasing penalties for persons committing new person felonies with a firearm while already prohibited from possession of a firearm.
    • Increasing penalties for more serious violations of interfering with a law enforcement officer, such as fleeing from an officer attempting to detain them.
    • Clarifying an agency head may designate another person to make the request of a court for a court order of infectious disease testing of a person exposing an officer to body fluids.
    • Clarifying the use of tracking devices or data from tracking devices against a person protected by a court order is a violation.
    • Expansion of Work Comp to cover officers suffering from PTSD.
    • Limiting data a private venue may collect from off-duty officers attending an event while armed.
    • Opposing the legalization of medical marijuana.
    • Adding local KP&F agencies to the DROP program.
    • COLA for current KP&F or KPERS retirees.
    Other topics will be added to this list as bills are introduced.


  • 06/09/2021 3:24 PM | Ed Klumpp (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 | Ed Klumpp (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 | Ed Klumpp (Administrator)

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

    You can see the overview page at:
    https://www.kslpa.org/audit-report-library/juvenile-justice-reforms-evaluating-the-effects-of-senate-bill-367/

    The full report is at:
    https://www.kslpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/B01.02-Final-Report-PDF_A.pdf

    Ed Klumpp
    Legislative Liaison
    Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police
    Kansas Sheriffs Association
    Kansas Peace Officers Association
    eklumpp@cox.net
    (785)640-1102

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