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Kansas became the 18th state to enact autism insurance reform on April 20, 2010; the law was amended April 16, 2014.

Find your Kansas elected officials here.
Find autism resources for Kansas families here.

State Officials
Governor Sam Brownback (R)
Lt. Governor Jeffrey Colyer (R)
Kansas Senate; Kansas House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R)
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R)
U.S. House of Representatives Kansas delegation

Kansas News

OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 16, 2014) -- Governor Sam Brownback today signed legislation expanding autism insurance coverage beyond the state employee health benefit program,...

TOPEKA (April 2, 2014) -- The Kansas Senate marked 2014 World Autism Awareness Day by ending years of legislative debate and approving a bill that would expand insurance...

TOPEKA (March 20, 2014) -- The Kansas House of Representatives approved a compromise autism insurance reform bill 125-0 and sent the measure to the Senate. Sponsored by Rep....

TOPEKA (February 19, 2014) -- Autism Speaks is urging Kansas lawmakers to reject HB.2704,...

TOPEKA (January 29, 2014) -- Autism Speaks endorsed legislation introduced in Kansas to expand autism insurance benefits provided since 2010 to state employees to cover more...

OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 9, 2014) -- Kansas autism advoates will get a briefing on plans for 2014 to expand the state's autism insurance reform law to cover more families....

KANSAS CITY (Aug. 12, 2013) -- The Kansas City Star offers a portrait of life in Kansas, one of just 17 remaining states yet to require insurance coverage for autism,...

TOPEKA (June 14, 2013) -- A pilot autism insurance benefit created for state employees under a 2010 law has been made permanent by the Kansas State Employee Health Care Commission...

PRAIRIE VILLAGE (April 3, 2013) -- KCTV Reporter Erika Tallon...

TOPEKA (February 13, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today endorsed SB.175 ...

Helpful Links

     Informational Presentation on Kansas Autism Law (2014)

     2014 Session

  • HB.2531 (as introduced)
  • HB.2744 (as introduced)
    Autism Speaks testimony, House Insurance Committee, March 10, 2014
    HB.2744 (as amended by the House Insurance Committee)...

Bill History

2014

April 30: Gov. Sam Brownback signs HB.2744 into law

April 2: HB.2744 approved 38-2 by the Senate; sent to Governor Brownback

March 24: HB.2744 reported out of Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

March 21: House votes 114-3 for HB.2744; bill moves to Senate; referred to Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

March 20: House approves floor amendments strengthening HB.2744

March 18: HB.2744 reported out of House Insurance Committee with amendments

March 10/12: House Insurance Committee hears HB.2744

March 5: HB.2744...