Kansas Family Law Code – Revised, with latest updates [Last Updated July 2, 2014]

The 2014 Kansas Legislature continued updating and modernizing the Kansas Family Law Code with 2014 HB 2568, which was enacted into law effective on July 1, 2014.

The Kansas Senate adopted the Conference Committee Report on Friday, April 4, 2014. On April 30, 2014, the House voted to return the bill to Conference Committee after a drafting error was reported. On May 1, 2014, the Conference Committee issued its second Conference Committee Report correcting the error. The Senate adopted the second Conference Committee Report (40-0) on May 1, 2014. The House adopted the second Conference Committee Report (123-0) on May 2, 2014, sending the bill on to the governor for signature. The new and changed laws in the bill are effective July 1, 2014.

The new current Kansas Family Law Code – Revised is linked with 2014 amendments.

The first 2014 Conference Committee Report is available here. The second Conference Committee Report correcting the error is here.

The explanation of the bill from the Revisor of Statutes is here.

The original proposed bill and explanatory notes from the Kansas Judicial Council, Family Law Advisory Committee is here.

The bill legislative history, including “as introduced” and amended versions as it made its way through the Legislative process is here.

The Family Law Code articles amended in 2014 are here

The final 2014 Enrolled Act is available is available here.


Kansas Family Law Code – Revised (2012 version)

The 2012 Kansas Legislature adopted a comprehensive Family Law Code Cleanup bill by adopting the Conference Committee Report to 2012 SB 304, with the Kansas House adopting the report on Friday, May 11, 2012 (116-0) and the Kansas Senate adopting the report on Monday, May 15, 2012 (35-1). Governor Brownback signed SB 304 on 25 May 2012. The Act was published in the Kansas Register on May 31, 2012. Most provisions in the bill are effective retroactively upon publication in the Kansas Register – May 31, 2012.

The current Kansas Family Law Code – Revised

The 2012 Conference Committee Report is available.

The final 2012 Enrolled Act is available.

The final 2012 Published Act (2012 Kansas Register at 711) is available.

Conversion Tables from previous law:

Memorandum to Interested Parties from Kansas Revisor of Statutes, Re: 2011 Family Law Code, 2011 Senate Bill No. 24 (SB24)