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Kansas became the 18th state to enact autism insurance reform on April 20, 2010.

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

      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)

    2013 Session

Bill History

May 17, 2012: Parliamentary procedure to force HB.2764 out of the Senate  Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee and on to the Senate floor falls short by two votes

March 21, 2012; HB.2764 approved 92-30 by House; moves to Senate

March 14, 2012: HB.2764 voted out of House Insurance Committee

February 21, 2012: House Bill 2764, which would expand 2010 law to include fully funded health plans, introduced in the House; referred to House Insurance Committee

April 19, 2010: Governor Parkinson signs autism insurance reform bill into law.  Autism Speaks pledges to  keep working to expand coverage.

March 30, 2010: Senate Substitute House Bill 2160 passed by the full House.  The bill now heads to the Governor.

March 18, 2010: Senate Substitute House Bill...