Legislative Commitee

Legislative Committee

The KCK Chamber supports a transparent legislative process that follows the traditional committee format to ensure a fair hearing of all legislative issues facing the State of Kansas for the benefit of the citizens of the state.
All meetings are from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the second Friday of the month at the KCK Chamber offices at 727 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. See below for upcoming scheduled meeting dates.

To have a voice, please attend a monthly legislative committee meeting at the KCK Chamber.

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Friday, April 14, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Two items to track in 2018!

Buy Local
The KCK Chamber supports an aggressive effort – including increased education, public awareness and potential future legislation designed to provide local school districts, state universities and other publicly funded governmental entities the latitude necessary to direct their purchases to Kansas City Metropolitan Area based vendors when there is minimal difference in price, relative to an out of area vendor. This multi-year effort of directing tax dollars back to Kansas City Metropolitan Area based businesses is a pro-growth policy that will result in a stronger economy and more and better job opportunities for our citizens.

Origin vs Destination Based Sales Taxes
The KCK Chamber supports origin-based sales tax for intrastate purchases so that it does not place an onerous burden on business, specifically small businesses that have less ability to administer compliance.

The KCK Board of Directors approved the 2018 Legislative Agenda in January after meeting with Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and other state and local officials to discuss the agenda items.

Important Links:
Mayor’s Office
Board of Commissioners
2018 Election Calendar
Kansas Legislature

KCK Chamber President & CEO, Daniel Silva and the Board of Directors and Staff would like to thank Michael Smallwood, Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee for his exceptional work in producing this platform that represents our business community.

The Chamber hired Federico Consulting, Inc. in January 2018 as our lobbyists in Topeka. To learn more about the company and what they offer, click here.

For more info on what is currently happening in the Kansas legislature and how you can get involved, contact committee chair Michael Smallwood at MSmallwood@smallwoodlock.com or KCK Chamber President & CEO Daniel Silva at Daniel@kckchamber.com

As a KCK Chamber Member, you have access to our lobbyists and the updates they provide. For a monthly update, login to your member portal (updates will be posted via the message board in the portal). Questions? Contact Katelyn McInerney, marketing and events manager.

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Interested in joining and partnering with the KCK Chamber?

Connect with Kate Kershaw, Director of Partnerships and Memberships, and learn about engagement opportunities and how the Chamber can best serve you and your business!
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