MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR
House Bill No. 2100
An Act concerning environmental, social and governance criteria involving public contracts and investments; enacting the Kansas public investments and contracts protection act; prohibiting the state or a political subdivision from giving preferential treatment to or discriminating against companies based on environmental, social and governance criteria in procuring or letting contracts; requiring fiduciaries of the Kansas public employees retirement system to act solely in the financial interest of participants and beneficiaries of the system; restricting state agencies from adopting environmental, social and governance criteria or requiring any person or business to operate in accordance with such criteria; providing for enforcement of such act by the attorney general; indemnifying the Kansas public employees retirement system with respect to actions taken in compliance with such act; amending K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 74-4921 and repealing the existing section.
Message to the Legislature of the State of Kansas
Because I have reservations about the potential unforeseen consequences of House Bill 2100 for the state and for local governments, I will allow the bill to become law without my signature.
Laura Kelly, Governor
Dated April 24, 2023.