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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.



 Agenda           Minutes            Report

Sen. Mitch Holmes, Chairperson
Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Sen. Steve Fitzgerald
Sen. Forrest Knox

Rep. Steve Huebert, Vice-chairperson
Rep. John Alcala
Rep. John Barker
Rep. Keith Esau
Rep. Mike Kiegerl

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Martha Dorsey
Jill Shelley
Joanna Dolan

Office of Revisor of Statutes

Mike Heim
Daniel Yoza

Linda Herrick, Committee Assistant

Review Issues Pertaining to Abandoned Properties

The study will include the following:

  • Review current statutes related to abandoned property;
  • Review economic and potential public safety issues for local communities; and
  • Review potential impact on state and local government revenues.

Study Moving Elections to Fall and Consider 2014 SB 436 Concerning Consolidation of Law Enforcement Agencies

  • Study the subject of moving spring elections to the fall in order to increase voter turnout for local elections; and
  • Review 2014 SB 436 which addresses statutes that authorize Riley County to consolidate its law enforcement agencies and establish a Law Enforcement Director. (Other counties have not followed the example. Currently, representatives from Riley County are seeking a hearing on the possible repeal of the statutes.)

Approved Meeting Days: 3 days

2014 Interim Information

Statutory Joint Committees Special Committees
  • Ethics, Elections and Local Government
  • Judiciary
Other Task Forces, Commissions, Committees

Role of the Committees

Role of KLRD - Session

Role of KLRD - Interim

Committee Archive

2015 Interim Committees

2016 Interim Committees

2017 Interim Committees

2018 Interim Committees

Subject Index Interim Committee Reports

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