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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.

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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

Topeka, KS- Governor Sam Brownback has signed HB 2216, legislation that contains the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act to allow families the opportunity to set up tax-exempt 529A...


Topeka, KS- The Kansas Legislature voted overwhelmingly to support HB 2216, legislation that contains the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act to allow families the...

Thousands of children with autism now have access to new or enhanced insurance benefits to cover behavioral health treatment and physical, occupational and speech therapies in six states...

Kansas has proposed changing its Medicaid waiver program for Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) in order to comply with a federal directive that prohibits services that "isolate"...

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....

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


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...