Kansas lawmakers wrap up year’s business, adjourn

05/03/2014 7:42 AM

05/03/2014 7:42 AM

Kansas legislators have finished their business for the year and ended their shortest annual session in 40 years.

The House adjourned at 2:06 a.m. Saturday. The Senate followed at 2:13 a.m.

The only remaining scheduled business is a brief, formal adjournment ceremony May 30.

Lawmakers left the Statehouse after giving final approval to budget legislation. It was the 79th day of their session.

It was the shortest annual session since 1974, when lawmakers met for only 64 days. At the time, the state constitution specified 60-day sessions in even-numbered years.

The constitution now calls for a 90-day sessions but allows them to run longer. The sessions in 2012 and 2013 lasted 99 days, and the sessions in 1991 and 2002 exceeded 100 days.

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