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Public Hearing on HB 2556 & Legislative Luncheon

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Kansas Statehouse - 11:30 am Lunch 2nd Floor / 1:00 pm Hearing 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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A Public Hearing on HB 2556 will be held on Wednesday, February 19, in room 346-S from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the House Commerce Committee.  Let’s have a great turnout to show legislators that Kansas small businesses do care about this issue!  Bring your families, vendors, and friends.  The Committee may vote on the bill as soon as Monday, February 24.  Contact your legislators now – 866-519-2200.

BE THERE!    RSVP for the Legislative Lunch and Hearing.

KABR will host a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the 2nd Floor North Wing in the Statehouse to be followed by the hearing at 1:00 p.m.  in Room 346-S.   Contact the Ramada Convention Hotel to stay overnight if needed  785-234-5400 – KABR Block $85.00 plus tax.   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.  You can meet with them at home this weekend, or in the Capitol next week when you attend the hearing. 

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.  8665192200

PUBLIC HEARING ON HB 2556 – 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 campbell525@sbcglobal.netby Monday, February 17.  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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