Kansas governor extends several executive orders



On Friday, Kansas Gov. Kelly announced the renewal of several existing executive orders originally set to expire this week, all now reissued as part of the governor's push to extend the State of Disaster Emergency Declaration.

Following a Friday meeting of the State Finance Council which included a review of Executive Order #20-64, several previously existing executive orders have now been renewed.

Created and signed by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly as a push to extend the current State of Disaster Emergency Declaration, Executive Order #20-64 was formed to re-issue and extend several previous orders originally set to expire this week.

Under the newest executive order, the following orders will be extended until rescinded, until Jan. 26, 2021, or until the statewide State of Disaster Emergency expires, according to a news release from the governor’s office:

  • 20-37 – Allowing certain deferred tax deadlines and payments during state of disaster emergency
  • 20-39 – Extending professional and occupational licenses during state of disaster emergency
  • 20-40 – Temporarily allowing notaries and witnesses to act via audio-video communication technology during state of disaster emergency
  • 20-43 – Temporary relief from certain restrictions concerning shared work programs during state of disaster emergency
  • 20-50 – Temporary relief from certain unemployment insurance requirements during state of disaster emergency
  • 20-55 – Amended provisions related to drivers’ license and vehicle registration and regulation during state of disaster emergency
  • 20-56 – Amended Licensure, Certification, and Registration for persons and Licensure of “Adult Care Homes” during state of disaster emergency
  • 20-61 – Temporarily prohibiting certain foreclosures and evictions