Current Government Affairs Issues

Stay current with the most recent and pressing issues affecting our industry.

Effort Underway in Kansas to Eliminate the Mortgage Registration Fee/Tax

Posted on November 8, 2013

The Kansas Bankers Association is planning a push during the next legislative session in Kansas to eliminate the Mortgage Registration Fee (also referred to as the Mortgage Registration Tax). The mortgage registration fee is...

OSHA Compliance Alert

Posted on November 8, 2013

Employers Must Train Employees on Workplace Hazards by December 1, 2013 Last year OSHA revised its Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) to bring the U.S. into alignment with global classification and labeling standards on ...

Blue Springs Residents Will Vote on Sales Tax Increase to Fund Parks

Posted on November 8, 2013

There will be a special election on Tuesday, November 5 for registered voters in Blue Springs to consider a sales tax increase for the purpose of providing funds for city parks. The funds could go towards building a new recr...

The City of Lee’s Summit Adopts New Building Code

Posted on November 8, 2013

The Lee’s Summit City Council adopted the 2012 International Building Code with amendments at its meeting on October 3, 2013. The 2012 Energy Conservation Code was not proposed for consideration at the meeting. The effect...

HBA Board Approves a Resolution Opposing Governor Brownback’s Tax Proposals

Posted on November 8, 2013

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback made his priorities clear through the release of his proposed tax proposal and one of his top priorities is to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction (MID) and the property tax deduction. The ...