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

January 31, 2023

The Honorable Adam Thomas, Chairperson
House Committee on Education
300 SW 10th Avenue, Room 218-N
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Dear Representative Thomas:
SUBJECT: Fiscal Note for HB 2152 by House Committee on Federal and State Affairs
In accordance with KSA 75-3715a, the following fiscal note concerning HB 2152 is
respectfully submitted to your committee.
HB 2152 would require each school district superintendent and chief administrative officer
of a public postsecondary educational institution to prominently display the national motto. The
display would be required to be located in each public elementary and secondary school building
and public postsecondary educational institution building. The display would be required to
include the following:
1. The national motto of the United States: “In God We Trust;”
2. An accurate representation of the flag of the United States; and
3. An accurate representation of the flag of the State of Kansas.
Displays required by the bill would be donated or would be purchased by the respective
school district or postsecondary educational institution.
The Kansas Department of Education and the Kansas Board of Regents indicate enactment
of HB 2152 would have no fiscal effect because the displays would be funded with voluntary


Adam Proffitt
Director of the Budget
cc: Becky Pottebaum, Board of Regents
Craig Neuenswander, Department of Education