The 2021 legislative session ended in the early morning hours of May 8.

Policy and budget highlights from the 2021 session include:
  • Updating KPERS statues to maintain compliance with changes to the federal internal revenue code. 
  • Approval of $6.6 million in funding for the first year of the pension administration system modernization.
  • Plan design changes to KP&F disability death benefits and the deferred retirement option program (DROP). 
  • Authorization for the sale of $500 million of pension funding bonds. 
Summary information on policy changes during the 2021 session is included in legislative summaries for House Bill 2063 (KP&F disability death benefits), House Bill 2243 (DROP and technical changes) and House Bill 2405 (bond authorization)
Since 2021 is the first year of the biennial legislative cycle, any bills that did not pass this session will still be available for consideration during the 2022 session. 

If you have any questions regarding 2021 legislation, please contact me at [email protected] or 785-296-5949. 
Senate Calendar
Action and Subject Index
House Calendar
KPERS Legislative Page
KPERS Related Bills 

2021 Legislation
 
House Bill 2063
KP&F Tier II spousal benefits for death resulting from a service-connected disability.
KPERS Summary | KPERS House Testimony |
KPERS Senate Testimony
  • Passed the House 125-0 on February 10
  • Passed the Senate 35-0 on March 18
  • Signed by the Governor on April 2
House Bill 2243
KPERS Actuarial Experience Study Schedule 
KPERS Summary | KPERS House Testimony |
KPERS Senate Testimony
  • Passed the House 123-1 on February 25
  • Passed the Senate 40-0 on March 25
  • Signed by the Governor on April 21
House Bill 2405
Authorizing issuance of $500 million pension bond.
KPERS' Summary | KPERS House Testimony
  • Passed the House 117-6 on March 4
  • Passed the Senate 32-8 on April 8
  • Signed by the Governor on April 21

Senate Bill 86 SEE HB 2243
Update KPERS statutes to conform with federal CARES Act.
KPERS SummaryKPERS Senate Testimony |
KPERS House Testimony
  • Passed the Senate 39-0 on March 2
  • Passed the House 122-0 on March 24
  • Included in HB 2243 Conference Committee Report
House Bill 2064 SEE HB 2243
Allowing DROP members who first elected a DROP period of less than five years to extend DROP one or two additional years.
KPERS Summary | KPERS House Testimony |
KPERS Senate Testimony
  • Passed the House 125-0 on February 10
  • Passed the Senate 40-0 on March 31
  • Included in HB 2243 Conference Committee Report
Senate Bill 265 SEE HB 2243
Death and Disability contribution moratorium for FY 2021.
KPERS' Summary | KPERS Testimony
  • Passed the Senate 39-1 on March 31
  • Included in HB 2243 Conference Committee Report
House Bill 2042
Creating Kansas Thrift Savings Plan.
KPERS Summary |


House Bill 2043
Ending Legislator participation in KPERS.
KPERS Summary


House Bill 2044
Increasing KPERS School employee contribution rate and appropriating funds for a pay increase for School employees.
KPERS SummaryKPERS Testimony 
House Bill 2111KP&F coverage for Department of Corrections security officers. 
KPERS' Summary | KPERS House Testimony


House Bill 2198
KP&F coverage for local corrections officers. 
KPERS Summary |


House Bill 2289Selling bonds for KPERS unfunded actuarial liability and retiree dividend payment.
KPERS' Summary


House Bill 2399
Reamortizing KPERS State/School legacy Unfunded Actuarial Liability (UAL).
KPERS' Summary | KPERS Testimony


House Bill 2404
Death and Disability contribution moratorium for FY 2021.
KPERS' Summary
Senate Bill 135
KP&F coverage for Department of Corrections security officers. 
KPERS Summary | KPERS Testimony


Senate Bill 225
KP&F coverage for certain Wildlife, Parks and Tourism members. 
KPERS Summary | KPERS Testimony
Senate Bill 266
Reamortizing KPERS State/School legacy Unfunded Actuarial Liability (UAL).
KPERS' Summary