As Amended by House Committee on Local

HB 2092, as amended, would change the boundaries of
member districts for the Washburn University board of
regents appointees, from describing them using Topeka’s
Senate districts to groupings of city council districts:
● District one shall comprise city council districts two,
three, and four;
● District two shall comprise city council districts one,
five, and six; and
● District three shall comprise city council districts
seven, eight, and nine.
The bill also would make technical amendments to
reflect this change and clarify phrasing.

This bill was introduced by Representatives V. Miller,
Alcala, Borjon, Corbet, Haskins, Patton, Schlingensiepen,
and Weigel.

House Committee on Local Government
In the House Committee hearing on February 6, 2023,
proponent testimony was provided by Representative Vic
*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
Miller and the President of Washburn University. The
proponents generally stated the bill would correct an
unintended consequence of placing the city of Topeka into
four Senate districts during the 2022 redistricting and ensure
all citizens of Topeka maintain representation on the board of
regents for Washburn University.
No other testimony was provided.
The House Committee amended the bill to distribute the
city council districts differently, from one, two, and three; four,
five, and six; and seven, eight and nine to two, three, and
four; one, five, and six; and seven, eight, and nine, to better
align with Washburn University’s campus locations.

Fiscal Information
According to the fiscal note prepared by the Division of
the Budget on the bill as introduced, enactment of the bill
would have no fiscal effect. Any fiscal impact of the bill is not
reflected in The FY 2024 Governor’s Budget Report.
Municipalities; redistricting; Washburn University

2- 2092

Statutes affected:
As introduced: 13-13a04, 13-13a05
As Amended by House Committee: 13-13a04, 13-13a05
Enrolled - Law effective July 1, 2023: 13-13a04, 13-13a05
Enrolled: 13-13a04, 13-13a05