As Amended by Senate Committee on Financial
Institutions and Insurance

HB 2093, as amended, would establish the Group-
funded Pools Refund Fund and amend and repeal law to
eliminate assessments paid by municipal group-funded
liability pools and group-funded workers’ compensation pools
in order to refund existing balances in two associated fee
funds and wind down such funds.
The bill would specify that moneys in the Group-funded
Pools Refund Fund could only be used for the purpose of
refunding entities that have paid into the Group-funded Pools
Fee Fund (pursuant to KSA 12-2623) and the Group-funded
Workers’ Compensation Fee Fund (pursuant to KSA 44-587).
The bill would provide for a July 1, 2023, transfer from
the two existing fee funds into the Group-funded Pools
Refund Fund. On July 1, 2024, this fund would be abolished.
The bill would also make a technical update to another
group-funded workers’ compensation law to remove
reference to one of the fees being eliminated by this bill.
The bill would be in effect upon publication in the
Kansas Register.

*Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research
Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental
note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at
The bill was introduced by the House Committee on
Insurance at the request of the Kansas Insurance Department
(Department). [Note: A companion bill, SB 28, has been
introduced in the Senate.]

House Committee on Insurance
In the House Committee hearing, a representative of the
Department provided proponent testimony, stating the bill
will repeal assessments that were established to cover the
necessary costs of the administration and supervision of
group-funded pools and group-funded workers’ compensation
pools. The Department has long determined this assessment
is not necessary, and the conferee noted, since 2015, Kansas
group-funded pools have not been assessed this supervisory
fee. As a result, the Group-funded Pools Fee Fund ($40,528
in balance) and Group-Funded Workers’ Compensation Pools
Fee Fund ($112,719) have been sitting idle. The bill would
transfer the balance into the new fund with a sum of
No other testimony was provided.

Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and
In the Senate Committee hearing, an overview of the bill
was provided and proponent testimony submitted by the
Department was made available.
The Senate Committee amended the bill to change the
effective date to publication in the Kansas Register.

Fiscal Information
According to the fiscal note prepared by the Division of
the Budget on the bill, as introduced, the Department states

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the two funds set to be abolished currently have a combined
balance of $153,247 that would be deposited into the newly
created Group-Funded Pools Refund Fund, and then the
entire balance would be returned to the entities.
Any fiscal effect associated with the bill is not reflected
in The FY 2024 Governor’s Budget Report.
Insurance; Group-funded Pools Refund Fund; group-funded insurance pools;
transfer of fund balances; refunds; repeal

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Statutes affected:
As introduced: 44-588, 44-582, 12-2623, 44-587
As Amended by Senate Committee: 44-588, 44-582, 12-2623, 44-587