(6-20-16) The Kansas Legislature returns to Topeka for a Special Session Thursday, June 23. Legislators will attempt to resolve the recent Kansas Supreme Court decision ordering changes to the funding plan for K-12 schools. While some legislators prefer to move funds around to meet the Court’s order to provide more equitable funding distribution between wealthy and poor school districts, others suggest that $38 million should be added to the formula. This is no small challenge in a year that State revenues continue to come in below agency forecasts.
UnCork Kansas hopes to gain new traction for their proposal to generate extra funds by paying enhanced liquor license fees in order to sell strong beer, wine and spirits. They claim their proposal would raise $40 million.
This is a significant threat to Kansas small businesses and all retailers should be in contact with their legislators. Keep us informed of your communications.
KABR will be attending the legislative meetings of the Special Session and will keep you informed through our e-newsletters.
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The Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers offers membership to licensed retail liquor store owners in Kansas. Since 1949, the Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers has been the liquor store owners organized voice in Topeka.
Retailer Education Seminars
The Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers offers retailer training seminars with the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. With the adoption of many new statutes and new regulations in the past three years, this education is extremely important to your business. Seminars are offered regularly from April to December at various locations throughout the state. This year, training seminars are available at regular KABR events (see calendar). Also, KABR will set up training events on request. KABR Members are eligible for two free registrations. Fees for seminars are typically around $20 per person, but can vary according to actual cost. ABC considers voluntary training to be a mitigating factor for licensee violations.
For training, sign up for upcoming conferences, or to set up a seminar, please email KABR.
Retailers attend legislative hearings. Photo by Kathy Damron.