Elliott Presents Bill On House Floor

Former Kansas Banker Takes the Lead on KBA-Supported H.B. 2110

It didn’t take long for newly-elected State Representative Roger Elliott (R-Wichita) to get tasked with carrying a bill on the floor of the Kansas House of Representatives. Last week, Elliott (who had a distinguished career in commercial banking) led the discussion on H.B. 2110 when it was being considered by his 124 House colleagues. H.B. 2110, which was introduced by the KBA at the request of KBA’s Trust Division, will eliminate a barrier in current statutes that could prohibit a Kansas trust company or state-chartered trust department from branching into another state. Following Rep. Elliott’s explanation of the measure, it was advanced to final action and was ultimately approved on a unanimous vote of 122 to 0. H.B. 2110 is now headed to the Kansas Senate for further consideration.

KBA appreciates the time and effort Rep. Elliott invested in the adoption of this initiative. “We are fortunate to have a strong presence of current and former

bankers, including Rep. Roger Elliott, serving in the Kansas House of Representatives,” states KBA’s EVP-COO Doug Wareham. Rep. Elliott’s banking career included service with Bank IV, Central Bank & Trust in Hutchinson and with CornerBank, which was acquired by RCB Bank in 2016. Elliott retired from banking in 2012. Kansas bankers wishing to drop Rep. Elliott a thank you note for his support and leadership on H.B. 2110 can do so by emailing him at Roger.Elliott@house.ks.gov.

Source – Kansas Bankers Association, 2017 Legislative Bulletin, Volume VI,   February 20, 2017

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  1. Stay the course. The tax and spending bills of the last six years are ill-conceived, inequitable, and have only stalled most progress. As the owner of a small business in Kansas for 36 years, I can tell you that these actions only show that politicians don’t understand small business. We thrive when the overall economy is healthy. We need good schools producing good future employees.

    No one wants more taxes, but we want and need better services. Being the low cost state is counter-productive. It shows prospective businesses that we are a stagnant state. Good companies want employees who see a cummunity that is a good place to live, with progressive governments. We won’t object to more taxes if they are providing neccessary services. We need government that works; not a group of individuals more concerned with narrow specialized interests.

    Pete Schrepferman
    803 N Cypress St

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