KLRD staff members coordinate and help plan interim committee meetings and certain commissions and task forces that meet throughout the year.
During the regular legislative session, standing committees are coordinated and planned by committee assistants, who should be contacted through the office of the standing committee's chairperson.
Standing Committees are established by statute or by House or Senate Leadership that meet during the regular legislative session.
Interim Committees are either established by statute and meet outside the regular legislative session (e.g. joint committees, oversight committees, commissions, and task forces) or are created by Legislative Coordinating Council to review specified topics and legislation during the Interim.
2018 JOINT COMMITTEE ON
CORRECTIONS AND JUVENILE JUSTICE OVERSIGHT
Sen. Molly Baumgardner, Chairperson
Sen. Pat Pettey, Ranking Minority
Sen. Ed Berger
Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook
Sen. Mary Jo Taylor
Sen. Rick Wilborn
Rep. J. Russell Jennings, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Sydney Carlin
Rep. Gail Finney
Rep. Dennis "Boog" Highberger
Rep. Susan Humphries
Rep. John Resman
Rep. Eric Smith
Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Office of Revisor of Statutes
Amy Robinson, Committee Assistant
KSA 2017 Supp. 46-2801 directs the Joint Committee to monitor inmate and juvenile
offender populations and to review and study the programs, activities, plans, and operations of
the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC).
In addition, the Joint Committee is authorized to tour the El Dorado Correctional Facility
and the Hutchinson Correctional Facility and to study the following topics:
- Increase transparency and accountability following a police shooting, including
reducing the time for victims’ families to be notified and allowing the county
coroner, rather than the county or district attorney, to determine whether the
shooting was justified; and
- Human trafficking, including the number of beds and other resources needed for
the victims of human trafficking.
Approved Meeting Days: 3 days
Statutory Joint Committees
Other Task Forces, Commissions, Committees
2018 Interim Committees
Approved Days Listing
Interim Committee Membership