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Open Records Request Information for KLRD

Policy and Procedure for Obtaining Copies of or Access to KLRD Public Records Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act

Services to Legislators

KLRD staff members provide nonpartisan, objective research and fiscal analysis for members of the Kansas Legislature year round. Staff can provide immediate assistance to legislators in some instances, and also can prepare more expansive responses to more in-depth questions. All legislators' research requests and responses are confidential. KLRD will not reveal a requestor's name, the intended use of research or information, or the factors that prompted the request without explicit permission from the requestor to reveal that a report exists or that a particular request has been made, unless the report or request has already been publicly identified or distributed as provided in the Kansas Open Records Act.

Services for Legislators include:

  • Requesting information from local, state and federal entities, and other relevant organizations;
  • Referring legislators to existing resources on state and federal governments, programs, and policy issues;
  • Providing contact information for agency staff or other knowledgeable persons;
  • Summarizing current law in Kansas and other states;
  • Researching legislative history of a statute or policy area; and
  • Other services approved by the KLRD Director.

Tips on Requesting Information

  • Be as specific as possible;
  • Provide any helpful background information; and
  • Provide us with any deadlines you have, your contact information, and in what format you would prefer to receive the information.

How to Request Information:

  • Call;
  • E-mail;
  • Web form;
  • Visit our office;
  • Subject area assignments and contact information for individual staff are available in the left column of this About page.

Services to the Public

What KLRD Can Provide

KLRD staff primarily focuses on the Department's core mission of providing nonpartisan, objective research and fiscal analysis for the Kansas Legislature and its members. We also provide information to the public, assisting with constituent requests and responding to direct inquiries from the public regarding current or historical legislation and the legislative process. Further, our staff can assist the public by:

  • Helping to locate and use legislative resources;
  • Suggesting other research resources for legislative topics; and
  • Recommending other government agencies or sources for queries beyond the scope of our Department.

Because of the Department's purpose and limitations under Kansas law, the Department cannot provide the following to the public:

  • Legal advice (including whether and how a particular statute may apply in a specific situation);
  • Interpretation of a statute or the legislative intent behind a statute; or
  • Extensive research assistance for a non-legislative purpose.

Many of the Department's publications and other resources are available on this website for easy access by the public. If you do not find the answer to your question through these resources, please contact the Department at 785-296-3181 or kslegres@klrd.ks.gov and our staff would be happy to assist you.

About KLRD

Committee Staff

Contact Us

Telephone: (785) 296-3181
Fax: (785) 296-3824

Room 68-West
State Capitol Building
300 SW Tenth Ave
Topeka, KS 66612

Email: KsLegRes@klrd.ks.gov

Social Media Policy

In respect to our Social Media accounts, KLRD reserves the discretion to remove comments that:

  • Contain obscene, indecent, or profane language;
  • Contain threats or defamatory statements;
  • Contain personal attacks or insulting statements directed toward an individual;
  • Contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability;
  • Promote or endorse services or products; relevant non-commercial links are acceptable;
  • Are unrelated to the topic being discussed;
  • Are of a repetitive or "spamming" nature (the same comment posted multiple times);
  • Include copyright violations;
  • Suggest or encourage illegal activity; and
  • Contain information that is confidential or exempt from disclosure under Kansas law.
Kansas Legislative Research Department - Room 68-W State Capitol Building, 300 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1504 -- Phone (785) 296-3181 -- kslegres@klrd.ks.gov