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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. Carolyn McGinn, Vice-chairperson
Sen. Molly Baumgardner
Sen. Steve Fitzgerald
Sen. Forrest Knox
Sen. Jacob LaTurner
Sen. Pat Pettey
Sen. Greg Smith

Rep. John Rubin, Chairperson
Rep. Jim Ward, Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Sydney Carlin
Rep. Pete DeGraaf
Rep. Ramon Gonzales
Rep. Amanda Grosserode
Rep. Jerry Henry

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Lauren Douglass
Robert Allison-Gallimore
Justin Carroll

Office of Revisor of Statutes
Natalie Scott
Jason Thompson

Linda Kentch, Committee Assistant

Review statutorily-required topics; electronic monitoring instead of incarceration; mental health and substance abuse treatment in non-prison settings; in juvenile offender cases, funding of substance abuse treatment and assessment of child support; requiring law enforcement officers to wear body cameras; and use of locally-collected civil fines.

  • KSA 2014 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). As part of this charge, KDOC has requested study of juvenile justice reform; electronic monitoring as an alternative to prison; continuing implementation of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (2013 HB 2170); and recruitment and retention of corrections staff.

       Additionally, the Joint Committee is authorized to study the following topics:

  • Requiring body cameras for all law enforcement officers and, to fund this
    requirement, the feasibility of changing the civil asset forfeiture process to
    require all assets seized be sent to a centrally administered fund to disperse
    back to local law enforcement;
  • Using the Problem Gambling and Addictions Fund, which, pursuant to KSA
    2014 Supp. 79-4805, may be used for treatment of alcoholism, drug abuse, and other addictive behaviors, to fund juvenile substance abuse treatment,
    particularly as it relates to placements and Youth Residential Centers; and
  • Treating offenders with mental health and substance abuse issues in a setting other than prison.

Approved Meeting Days: 2 days

2015 Interim Information
Approved Topics Memo
Approved Days Listing

Interim Calendar
Interim Committee Membership
Committee Reports to the 2016 Legislature
Committee Reports to the 2016 Legislature-Supplement

Statutory Joint Committees Special Committees Other Task Forces, Commissions, Committees

Role of the Committees

Role of KLRD - Session

Role of KLRD - Interim

Committee Archive

2014 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