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Click to view the NEJC Chamber 2019 Kansas Legislative Agenda.


Position Statements:

Below are positions we took on specific issues discussed during the 2018 Legislative Session:

  • Sub SB 423 – AN ACT concerning education; relating to the instruction and financing thereof
  • SB 401/HB 2481 – AN ACT concerning family law; relating to the Kansas adoption and
    relinquishment act

Below are position(s) we took on the Guiding Principles of our Legislative Platform, not specifically discussed  in the 2018 Legislative Session:


Legislative Programs & Events:

State of the Cities
At the State of the Cities, each Northeast Johnson County mayor shares his or her city’s outlook and provides insight on the successes and challenges they have faced that year. The audience can ask questions about the decisions that affect their homes and businesses. The event is held in January each year, and is one of the Chamber’s biggest events.

State of the County

The State of the County Address is also held each year in March. The Chair of the Johnson County Commission shares his or her insight on the current status of Johnson County and looks at important topics facing businesses and residents. This year Chair Ed Eilert conducted an interactive survey that attendees completed during the presentation.

Legislative Preview and Wrap-up Breakfasts

The NEJC Chamber’s Legislative Preview Breakfast is held each year in December and the Wrap-up Breakfast is held in June. Local elected officials and representatives of national elected officials speak about their perspective on issues for the legislative session followed by a mediated question and answer period.

Legislative Breakfast Series

The Legislative Breakfast Series enhances the communication and information between the business community and the legislative delegation. This breakfast series is hosted by the Johnson County Public Policy Council, and each breakfast features a different Senator and Representatives. The breakfasts are on Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.and attendees have the option of attending the entire series of five or individual breakfasts.

Legislative Affairs Committee
The Chamber’s Legislative Committee meets to discuss issues for the upcoming legislative session and establishes a legislative agenda to communicate to our elected officials. The committee continues to serve as a voice on legislative issues for area businesses throughout the year. This committee primarily meets around the legislative session from November to April.