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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.



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Sen. Jeff King, Vice-chairperson
Sen. Anthony Hensley
Sen. Mitch Holmes
Sen. Laura Kelly
Sen. Ty Masterson

Rep. Steven Johnson, Chairperson
Rep. John Alcala
Rep. John Edmonds
Rep. Dan Hawkins
Rep. Jerry Henry
Rep. Charles Macheers
Rep. Gene Suellentrop
Rep. Ed Trimmer

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Reed Holwegner
Mark Dapp
J.G. Scott

Office of Revisor of Statutes

Gordon Self
David Wiese
Daniel Yoza

Review and study issues dealing with: the new working-after-retirement option; the newly created Deferred Retirement Option Program for the Kansas Highway Patrol; the funding ratio for KPERS; the various statutorily required reports submitted by KPERS and state agencies; monitoring, reviewing and making recommendations regarding KPERS, as provided by KSA 46-2201; and establishing procedures with respect to granting employment extensions under the newly created working-afterretirement legislation.

       The Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments and Benefits is charged to study the following issues and topics during the 2015 Interim:
  • Legislation enacted during the 2015 Legislative Session affecting the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS), in particular:

    • Senate Sub. for HB 2095, which revised working-after-retirement provisions and created a pilot Deferred Retirement Option Program for members of the Kansas Highway Patrol; and

    • SB 228, which authorizes $1.0 billion in bonds to be issued for KPERS’ unfunded actuarial liability;

  • The overall funding ratio for the Retirement System;
  • Various reports statutorily required to be submitted by KPERS and other state agencies to the Joint Committee; and
  • To fulfill the Joint Committee’s duties and responsibilities, as provided by KSA 46- 2201, to monitor, review and make recommendations regarding the Retirement System.
       The working-after-retirement legislation mentioned above also authorizes the Joint Committee to grant employment extensions if certain conditions are met. Procedures should be established by the Joint Committee prior to considering requests.

Approved Meeting Days: 1 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