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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. Greg Smith, Vice-chairperson
Sen. Steve Fitzgerald
Sen. Anthony Hensley
Sen. Mike Petersen
Sen. Pat Pettey

Rep. Mario Goico, Chairperson
Rep. Carolyn Bridges
Rep. Kevin Jones
Rep. Adam Lusker
Rep. Peggy Mast

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Jill Shelley
Dezeree Hodish
Natalie Teemer-Washington

Office of Revisor of Statutes

Chuck Reimer
Scott Wells

Connie Burns, Committee Assistant

Review Various Security Issues

       KSA 46-3301 directs the Joint Committee to “study, monitor, review, and make recommendations for the following: (1) matters relating to the security of state officers or employees; (2) security of buildings and property under the ownership or control of the state of Kansas; (3) matters relating to the security of a public body or agency, public building or facility; (4) matters relating to the security of the infrastructure of Kansas, including any information system; and (5) measures for the improvement of security for the state of Kansas.” The following topics were noted as being among those on which the Committee should hear testimony and formulate recommendations:

  • The security of utilities in Kansas, specifically the electric grid, and what is done to ensure that security;
  • The progress and potential security risks related to the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF);
  • The rules for the use of deadly force at facilities including the NBAF and the
    nuclear facilities in Kansas;
  • Safety planning and practices at K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions and the role of the Department of Education and other state agencies in increasing that safety planning;
  • The extent to which certain persons may be claiming public and private benefits related to military service when not entitled to those benefits and how that could be reduced; and
  • The governance of public emergency communications systems (as requested by the Adjutant General).

Approved Meeting Days: 1 day

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