HB2435 was introduced last week which spoke to the inclusion of Public Safety Telecommunicators alongside other heroes in public safety like Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics. Concurrently SB40, which included many modifications to the Emergency Management Act, passed both the House and the Senate meanwhile awaiting the Governor’s signature. SB40 would amend the definition of “emergency responder” in the Kansas Intrastate Emergency Mutual Aid Act to include 911 call center public safety telecommunicators.
Governor Laura Kelly signed it into law 03/24/2021.