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

March 2, 2021

The Honorable Larry Alley, Chairperson
Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs
Statehouse, Room 136-E
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Dear Senator Alley:
SUBJECT: Fiscal Note for SB 256 by Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs
In accordance with KSA 75-3715a, the following fiscal note concerning SB 256 is respectfully
submitted to your committee.
SB 256 would allow the sale of alcohol on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
The bill would also allow for the sale of alcoholic liquor on Sundays between the hours of 10:00 a.m.
and 11:00 p.m. as opposed to the current hours of 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Department of Revenue indicates that enactment of the bill would require it to revise its
retailers’ handbook which would have a negligible fiscal effect that could be absorbed within existing
resources. Any fiscal effect associated with SB 256 is not reflected in The FY 2022 Governor’s
Budget Report.
The Kansas Association of Counties indicates that enactment of the bill could result in
increased tax revenue for counties because licensees would be able to sell alcohol for longer hours.
However, it is unclear if such increased revenue would be offset by enforcement costs and a fiscal
effect cannot be estimated.
The League of Kansas Municipalities indicates that by increasing the hours for sale on Sunday
and during summer holidays, enactment of the bill could increase sales tax revenue for cities.
However, the League notes that if a petition is submitted requiring an election in order to expand the
hours of Sunday sales, cities would bear the cost of holding such an election. A fiscal effect cannot
be determined because the number of additional sales and potential elections cannot be estimated.


Adam Proffitt
Director of the Budget
cc: Jay Hall, Association of Counties
Lynn Robinson, Department of Revenue

Statutes affected:
As introduced: 41-712, 41-2703, 41-2901, 41-2704, 41-2911