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

February 15, 2022

The Honorable Ken Rahjes, Chairperson
House Committee on Agriculture
Statehouse, Room 112-N
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Dear Representative Rahjes:
SUBJECT: Fiscal Note for HB 2523 by Representative Highland
In accordance with KSA 75-3715a, the following fiscal note concerning HB 2523 is
respectfully submitted to your committee.
HB 2523 concerns the Board of Veterinary Examiners and the regulation of licensed
veterinarians and registered veterinarian technicians when conducting investigative and
disciplinary proceedings and assessing penalties and fees resulting from those proceedings. The
bill would redefine and add statutory definitions and requirements for investigative and
disciplinary proceedings and would allow the Board to assess fees to recover the actual costs of
the proceedings which would be deposited in the Veterinary Examiners Fee Fund. The bill also
makes technical changes to the Kansas Veterinary Practice Act.
The Board of Veterinary Examiners states that the new fees allowed under the provisions
of HB 2523 would be limited to additional costs resulting from performing investigatory and
disciplinary hearings. Therefore, any increase in fee revenue would be directly offset by an
increase in expenditures. Because the number and complexity of these proceedings cannot be
estimated, the agency cannot estimate a fiscal effect. Any fiscal effect associated with HB 2523
is not reflected in The FY 2023 Governor’s Budget Report.


Adam Proffitt
Director of the Budget
cc: Mark Olson, Veterinary Examiners

Statutes affected:
As introduced: 47-837, 47-843, 47-844, 47-846, 47-848, 47-849, 47-851, 47-853, 47-854, 47-816, 47-817, 47-820, 47-821, 47-829, 47-830, 47-834, 47-835, 47-840, 47-842, 47-847, 47-852, 47-850