On April 7, the Kansas governor signed HB 2568, which updates the Kansas Mortgage Business Act by amending certain mortgage licensing provisions. Among other things, the bill: (i) authorizes certain mortgage business to be conducted at remote locations; (ii) establishes procedures and requirements for license and registration renewal or reinstatement; (iii) adjusts surety bond requirements; (iv) provides for evidence of solvency and net worth; and (v) requires notice to the Commissioner when adding or closing any branch office. Additionally, the bill replaces the current requirements for licenses and renewal applications and also sets the expiration date for licenses and registration on December 31 of each year. A license or registration will be renewed without assessment of a late fee by filing a complete renewal application and nonrefundable renewal fee with the Commissioner by December 1 of each year. The bill is effective July 1.