The current Kansas statute KSA 75-4333 is entirely devoted to the actions public officers are prohibited from regarding their public employees in a union, things like assist or prohibit the formation of any employee organization (employees are supposed to form organizations, not their bosses, since it’s a conflict of interest), or discourage membership in any employee organization, etc. The new HB 2023 is proposed to replace that. You can read the whole thing here (PDF)—it adds a new section to KS 75-4333 which prohibits employees organizations (i.e. unions) from using dues taken out of paychecks for political purposes.
The definition of political purposes is broad. It forces these organizations to have a separate account for political moneys. It appears that employers who don’t narc on organizations they think may be comingling money from each account will be punished by fines. There are also additions of “and amendments thereto” in reference to KSA 75-4324 et al., which are the statutes that allow Kansans to unionize… looks like someone is planning on amending some of those in the future and is paving the way for it.
And another thing: KSA 75-4333 already said “it shall be a prohibited practice for a public employee organization to endorse candidates, spend any of its income, directly or indirectly, for partisan or political purposes”—this new HB 2023 is unnecessary, unless something else is going on that we aren’t privy to yet.