Legislation in Kansas that would revise the state's self-storage lien statute passed the state's House of Representatives in February by a 106-18 vote and is being deliberated in Senate committees.
The key changes proposed by House Bill 2647 (HB 2647) are to expand the public-notice advertising options for lien sales and to allow operators to use e-mail during the lien-notification process if an address is provided by a tenant. The lobbying effort for the revision has been led by the Kansas Self Storage Association and the national Self Storage Association. The current legislation has been in place since 1983.
The Kansas legislature will meet through the end of April before adjourning. The full calendar of events relating to the legislation, as well as the most recent version of the bill submitted by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, can be found by going to kslegislature.org and searching "2647."