Division of the Budget
Landon State Office Building Phone: (785) 296-2436
900 SW Jackson Street, Room 504 larry.campbell@ks.gov
Topeka, KS 66612 Division of the Budget http://budget.kansas.gov
Adam Proffitt, Director Laura Kelly, Governor

January 19, 2021

The Honorable Blake Carpenter, Chairperson
House Committee on Elections
Statehouse, Room 149C-S
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Dear Representative Carpenter:
SUBJECT: Fiscal Note for HB 2054 by House Committee on Elections
In accordance with KSA 75-3715a, the following fiscal note concerning HB 2054 is
respectfully submitted to your committee.
HB 2054 would amend existing law concerning advance ballots to prohibit anyone, other
than a family member or caregiver of a voter, from delivering the voter’s advance ballot to the
county election officer or polling place. Any person who knowingly violates this prohibition
would be guilty of a severity level 9, nonperson felony. The bill would also make a number of
technical corrections to align current law with these provisions.
According to the Secretary of State, enactment of HB 2054, would have no fiscal effect on
the agency. Any changes required by enactment of the bill would require training of county
election officers and education of the general public concerning voting requirements. Both
activities would be handled within existing resources. Any fiscal effect associated with HB 2054
is not reflected in The FY 2022 Governor’s Budget Report.


Adam Proffitt
Director of the Budget

cc: Sandy Tompkins, Office of the Secretary of State

Statutes affected:
As introduced: 25-1124, 25-1128, 25-1130