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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. Steve Abrams
Sen. Tom Arpke

Sen. Molly Baumgardner
Sen. Jim Denning
Sen. Anthony Hensley
Sen. Ty Masterson

Rep. Ron Highland, Chairperson
Rep. Tony Barton
Rep. Sue Boldra
Rep. Larry Campbell
Rep. Dennis Hedke
Rep. Jerry Lunn
Rep. Ron Ryckman, Jr.
Rep. Ed Trimmer
Rep. Valdenia Winn

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Sharon Wenger
Lauren Douglass
Eddie Penner

Office of Revisor of Statutes

Jason Long
Tamera Lawrence
Nick Myers

Sue Mollenkamp, Committee Assistant

The objective of this study committee is to generate discussion, input, and research to further child-centric education that makes students the top priority.

This committee is to study the following, but would not be limited to (these topics):

  • The Rose Standards set by the Kansas Supreme Court as the goal Kansas schools will meet;
  • Best funding mechanism by formula or other criteria to ensure adequate Kansas taxpayer dollars are invested in the classroom;
  • Definition of what comprises as a “suitable” education;
  • Outcomes to ensure that students are well-prepared for their future endeavors; and
  • Uniform accounting across all districts so best practices to achieve student success can be replicated.

Approved Meeting Days: 3 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