TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate may have two new committees, together with one specializing in ethics and authorities transparency points.
Incoming Senate President Ty Masterson’s appointments of recent committee leaders for 2021 replicate turnover within the Republican supermajority’s prime management. Masterson, incoming Majority Chief Gene Suellentrop and Vice President-elect Rick Wilborn are giving up committee chairmanships.
Republicans will lead all committees, however 9 of the 14 chairs will probably be new.
Masterson, from Andover, created a brand new Transparency and Ethics Committee as an alternative of getting the Native Authorities Committee deal with these points.
Masterson additionally created separate Insurance coverage and Monetary Establishments committees, slightly than having a single panel. However each will probably be led by Sen. Jeff Longbine of Emporia, who declined to hunt one other time period as Senate vice chairman.
Wilborn, from McPherson, will probably be changed as chairman of the Judiciary Committee by freshman Sen. Kellie Warren of Leawood. Suellentrop, from Wichita, will probably be changed as chairman of the Public Well being and Welfare Committee by Sen. Richard Hilderbrand of Galena.
Sen. Rick Billinger of Goodland will take over as chairman of the Methods and Means Committee, which handles finances points. Earlier Chairwoman Carolyn McGinn of Sedgwick will lead the Native Authorities Committee after dropping the race for majority chief to Suellentrop.
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