After two weeks off, Kansas lawmakers will head back to Topeka on Monday, and on the agenda is several items, most notably several vetoes from Governor Laura Kelly.

Democratic representative John Carmichael says when it comes to these vetoes, "the legislature and the governor may disagree. That's the way our system works and quite frankly, that is what keeps Kansas in the middle of the road."

Republican representative Stephen Owens says he "anticipates that we'll probably take up most of those vetoes on Wednesday or Thursday."

On Thursday, the governor vetoed four bills involving either transgender health care or trans rights. One bill would bar transgender women from using spaces designated for women, such as bathrooms. Another would revoke a doctor’s license if they preformed gender affirming care on someone under 18.

Owens thinks Republicans will have the votes to overturn a lot of these.

“It's tragic, but that we actually have to define a woman and a man for the purposes of statutes, things like that, that I think we will have strong support and be able to override.”

A veto of the trans athletes bill was overturned by one vote earlier in the session, with one democrat voting to overturn. With more close votes expected on several bills, Carmichael isn’t as sure if that will happen again.

“It's not at all unusual to have a legislator vote one way during the regular session and then after hearing from constituents and reflecting to vote a different way during the veto session"

Beyond the vetoes the legislature will also have to pass a K-12 funding bill and the omnibus budget bill during the veto session. Owens says there is also a chance his bill legalizing Fentanyl test strips will move forwards for final votes next week as well.