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.

  • 04/12/2023 11:25 PM | Ed Klumpp (Administrator)
    Major Bill Update.
    List of all active bills (by topic) at this link.
    All Law Enforcement Related Bills with Current Status by Bill Number 

    Where Did That Bill Go? Use these reports to find a bill by its original topic or original bill number as it moves from bill to bill in the process.
    All law enforcement related bills from 2023 Session
  • 04/11/2023 7:51 AM | Ed Klumpp (Administrator)

    April 6 was the end of the Regular Session. This entire week was devoted to floor debates and conference committee meetings. They are now on their break while the Governor considers action on passed bills. They will return for the Veto Session on April 26, but there will be some conference committee meetings on April 24 and 25.

    There were 2 new Senate bills, and 1 new House Bill introduced. None of the new bills are of interest to law enforcement. This brings the total bills we are monitored this year to 187, with 27 still active. This year, we have been actively engaged in 40 bills and 2 budget topics and provided testimony in 5 informational hearings.

    Key bill status:
    See the latest report on the status of key bills at the “Current Key Bill Status” link above.
    NOTE: “GO” is General Orders. General Orders contain all the bills that have been forwarded to the full Senate or full House for debate and action. Not all bills on General Orders will advance. “CCR” is Conference Committee Report containing agreements between House and Senate Conferees on bills that passed both committees with differences, and in some cases bills that passed one chamber are added. Those reports must be approved by both the House and Senate prior to being sent to the Governor.

    Most of our bills are now in the hands of the Governor to act on. We still have topics of interest to us in two CCRs that have yet to be voted on by the House and Senate. They will likely get a vote during the Veto Session.

    No hearings were held last week so no testimony was given. However, it was a very busy week working with Conference Committees, and House and Senate leadership, to move items forward in Conference Committees and getting items brought up to debate on the House and Senate floor.
  • 01/28/2023 10:30 PM | Ed Klumpp (Administrator)
    2023 Law Enforcement Legislative Reception
    The reception was held Tuesday, January 24. Despite the time change we were forced to make; attendance was exceptional by legislators. There was excellent networking and discussions with the legislators.
  • 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:

    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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