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Public Hearing on HB 2200 & Legislative Luncheon

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015
  • 1:30 PM
  • Friday, February 13, 2015
  • 3:00 PM
  • Kansas Statehouse - 11:30 am Feb 12 Lunch / 1:00 pm Hearings Feb 11-13 Room 346-S


  • Please register each person who will attend. There is no fee, but we need to plan for attendance at the hearing and the lunch.

There is no payment due for this event, please register all attendees so we can plan for lunch. We are looking into options for broadcasting the hearing outside the Committee room as well.
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PUBLIC HEARING ON HB 2200 – House Commerce Committee

Wednesday, February 11, (for proponents) 

Thursday, February 12, Luncheon and Hearing (for opponents) 

Friday, February 13 Hearing (neutral)

Room 346-S from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Let’s have a great turnout to show legislators that Kansas small businesses do care about this issue!  Bring your families, employees, vendors, and friends.  The Committee has new members this year, and some are predicting the bill could pass the committee level this year for the first time.  The Committee will work the bill February 18. Contact the hotline to be connected to your legislators now – 1-866-519-2200.  Be sure to write down the names of your representative and senator so you can schedule to meet with them when you are in Topeka.  Write them.  Talk to them.  This will be an ongoing issue this session - it is not enough to simply leave a message one time.

BE THERE!    RSVP for the Legislative Lunch and Hearing.

KABR will host a luncheon Thursday, February 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Statehouse on the 3rd floor south wing to be followed by the hearing at 1:00 p.m. in Room 346-S.  Luncheon sponsored by KABR, Keep Kansans in Business and Kansas Association for Responsible Liquor Laws.

All attendees should schedule an appointment to meet with their legislators to make the most of their trip.  You need to call them now to get on their appointment schedule  - do not wait.  Let us know what you learn.

We know from experience that one-on-one conversations of liquor store owners and their legislators are the most effective way to continue to defeat these bad bills. Call the Hotline 1-866-519-2200.

PUBLIC HEARING ON HB 2200 – House Commerce Committee

KABR is working with our partners, including Keep Kansans in Business, the Kansas Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association and the Kansas Association for Responsible Liquor Laws to effectively present our case within the time limitations.  To submit written testimony – email it to KABR at by Sunday, February 8.  Your written statement should include your name, store or business name, address and phone/email contact information.  Round up your small business partners – banker, insurance rep, attorney, accountant, etc., to submit written testimony as well.  We will make sure that the copies are made and delivered to the committee secretary 24 hours in advance of the hearing.

Please talk to your legislators now!  Things will move very quickly if the bill is passed by the Committee.

Contacts:             Stacey Harlow, KABR President – 620-655-3458

                                Amy Campbell, lobbyist – 785-969-1617

Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers       P.O. Box 3842, Topeka, KS  66604      Email KABR  

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