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In Topeka:
State Capitol, Room 149-S

At home in Beloit:
921 N. Mill Street
Beloit, KS 67420

About the 107th

Committee Appointments

Dear Friend:

It has been a busy week as I attempt to complete projects before winding down this stay-at-home period. I am looking forward to seeing my kids and grandkids, from a safe distance, of course, but it will be better than on a computer screen!

One of the projects I've been working on is making masks for people at the hospital.
Sine Die (without another day)

The Legislative Coordinating Council met last week and decided the legislature would return to Topeka for the traditional one-day Sine Die session on May 21st, signaling the official end of the session. Typically, there is no business conducted on this day, and it is mostly ceremonial. However, the Senate President called hearings for Senate committees, and my Tax and Appropriations Committees have also been meeting, so I'm "Zoomed" out! We will not only have debate next week, but also votes. 
At the sound of the gavel adjourning the 2020 legislative session Sine Die, legislators are allowed to begin fundraising, even though the campaigns are well underway and the filing deadline is June 1. Candidates and incumbents are allowed to fundraise from individual donors throughout the year, but are not allowed to solicit donations from companies or lobbyists until this date.
Death & Stimulus

What if your family member died since reporting their 2019 taxes, qualified for, and received the federal stimulus check? Don’t get too excited – you’ll have to send it back!
Here is the policy, I have added emphasis where I thought it was necessary:
“A Payment made to someone who died before receipt of the Payment should be returned to the IRS by following the instructions about repayments (see below). Return the entire Payment unless the Payment was made to joint filers and one spouse had not died before receipt of the Payment, in which case, you only need to return the portion of the Payment made on account of the decedent. This amount will be $1,200 unless adjusted gross income exceeded $150,000. 

Payments should be returned as follows:

If the payment was a paper check:
  1. Write "Void" in the endorsement section on the back of the check.
  2. Mail the voided Treasury check immediately to the appropriate IRS location listed below.
  3. Don't staple, bend, or paper clip the check.
  4. Include a note stating the reason for returning the check. 
If the payment was a paper check and you have cashed it, or if the payment was a direct deposit:
  1. Submit a personal check, money order, etc., immediately to the appropriate IRS location listed below.
  2. Write on the check/money order made payable to “U.S. Treasury” and write 2020EIP, and the taxpayer identification number (social security number, or individual taxpayer identification number) of the recipient of the check.
  3. Include a brief explanation of the reason for returning the EIP.
Mail to: 
Atlanta Refund Inquiry Unit
4800 Buford Hwy
Mail Stop 112
Chamblee, GA 30341
COVID-19 Kansas Cases Update

In Thursday's COVID press conference, Governor Kelly announced a pause between Phases 1 and 2, with the insertion of Phase 1.5.

Phase 1.5 involves two key changes:
  • The original plan would allow groups up to 30 people to begin meeting as of Monday, May 18. The new phase continues the maximum at 10 people. 
  • Personal services (hair, nails, etc.) may open by appointment only. 
Finney, Ford, and Seward Counties (combined population ~90,000) host 39% of the state’s cases (~2900), more than Wyandotte and Johnson Counties, combined (~1700, with combined population of ~767,000).
Please stay home and stay safe!


Rep. Susan Concannon
Copyright © 2020 Paid for by Concannon for Kansas, Tamarah Pruitt, Treasurer, All rights reserved.

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