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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, Chairperson
Sen. Pat Pettey, Ranking Minority Member
Sen. Molly Baumgardner
Sen. Steve Fitzgerald
Sen. Forrest Knox
Sen. Jacob LaTurner
Sen. Carolyn McGinn

Rep. Ramon Gonzalez, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Sydney Carlin
Rep. Pete DeGraaf
Rep. Amanda Grosserode
Rep. Jerry Henry
Rep. John Rubin
Rep. Jim Ward

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Lauren Mendoza
Robert Gallimore
Mark Savoy

Office of Revisor of Statutes
Natalie Scott
Jason Thompson
Jenna Seematter

Nancy Fontaine, Committee Assistant


     KSA 2015 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). In addition, the Joint Committee is to study:

  • The Sexual Predator Treatment Program (SPTP) at Larned State Hospital, as significant issues and concerns were identified in a recent audit of SPTP;

  • Implementation of 2016 SB 367, concerning juvenile justice reform, including any necessary amendments and integrating the efforts of the Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention;

  • Retention of corrections officers, including compensation, the various levels of corrections employees, and best practices used elsewhere to retain staff; and

  • Consideration of 2016 HB 2639, concerning the use of licensed crisis recovery centers for emergency observation and treatment of persons with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring conditions, including the Judicial Councilís report on the bill, if available.

Approved Meeting Days: 2 days

2016 Interim Information
Approved Topics Memo
Approved Days Listing
Interim Calendar
Interim Committee Membership
Committee Reports to the 2017 Legislature
Committee Reports to the 2017 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

2015 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