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

May 22, 2023

The Honorable Will Carpenter, Chairperson
House Committee on Federal and State Affairs
300 SW 10th Avenue, Room 346-S
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Dear Representative Carpenter:
SUBJECT: Fiscal Note for HB 2456 by House Committee on Federal and State Affairs
In accordance with KSA 75-3715a, the following fiscal note concerning HB 2456 is
respectfully submitted to your committee.
HB 2456 would impose requirements for the drawing of congressional, senatorial,
representative, and board of education districts for reapportionment plans. The bill would specify
that no reapportionment plan or district may be drawn primarily to favor or disfavor a political
party. The bill would allow any party aggrieved by a reapportionment plan to seek remedy in the
Kansas Supreme Court.
The Office of the Attorney General indicates that the agency would likely become involved
in any litigation that would be allowed in the bill. The agency notes that it could require the hiring
of outside counsel for expertise to represent the state’s interest. However, a fiscal effect cannot be
estimated, but could be significant, depending on the outcome of the case and any appeals made.
The fiscal effect for the Office of Judicial Administration and the Legislature would be negligible.
Any fiscal effect associated with HB 2456 is not reflected in The FY 2024 Governor’s Budget


Adam Proffitt
Director of the Budget
cc: Karen Clowers, Legislative Services
John Milburn, Office of the Attorney General
Craig Neuenswander, Department of Education