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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. Jeff King, Chairperson
Sen. Forrest Knox
Sen. Pat Pettey
Sen. Greg Smith

Rep. Lance Kinzer, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Erin Davis
Rep. Annie Kuether
Rep. Jan Pauls
Rep. John Rubin

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Robert Allison-Gallimore
Lauren Douglass

Office of Revisor of Statutes

Jason Thompson
Katherine McBride
Natalie Scott

Toni Beck, Committee Assistant

Foster Parents’ Bill of Rights Act (2014 SB 394), Juvenile Justice, Responses to Kansas Supreme Court Decisions

The study will include the following:

  • Consider 2014 SB 394, the Foster Parents’ Bill of Rights Act, and related
  • Consider juvenile justice in Kansas;
  • Consider possible responses to Kansas Supreme Court decisions from the end of the regular Session; and
  • Should any time remain during the authorized days, the Committee will discuss legislation and policies under consideration for the 2015 Session.

Patent Infringement (2014 HB 2663)

  • Study enactments in other states regarding patent infringements;
  • Study and review 2014 HB 2663; and
  • Make recommendations for the Kansas Legislature to consider regarding patent infringements.

Approved Meeting Days: 3 days

2014 Interim Information

Statutory Joint Committees Special Committees 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