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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. Anthony Hensley
Sen. Forrest Knox
Sen. Mike Petersen
Sen. Pat Pettey

Rep. Mario Goico, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Kevin Jones
Rep. Adam Lusker
Rep. Peggy Mast
Rep. Louis Ruiz

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Jill Shelley
Aaron Klaassen
Heather O'Hara

Office of Revisor of Statutes

Chuck Reimer
Scott Wells

Connie Burns, Committee Assistant


Review Various Security Matters; Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center Briefing

       KSA 46-3301 directs the Joint Committee to study, monitor, review, and make recommendations on matters related to the security of state officers or employees, state and other public buildings and other property and infrastructure in the state, and to consider measures for the improvement of security for the state. Specifically, in 2016, the Committee is authorized to a tour of the Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center and to address these additional topics:

  • Investigations of threats to security of and within public offices;
  • Legal issues facing the state with regard to security, including a review of the aftermath of use of deadly force;
  • Security in the Capitol, to include the effects of changes in concealed carry law and the state of screening equipment, and at Cedar Crest;
  • Communications within the state’s law enforcement community, including the status of the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System;
  • Security within educational settings;
  • Agreements between the Wolf Creek Generating Station and state and local agencies;
  • Moneys received from state and federal sources for security and an overview of how those moneys are spent;
  • The readiness of the Kansas National Guard and the Air National Guard, to include procurement of needed equipment, uniforms, and other material needed to perform their missions;
  • Efforts to attain optimal staffing at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas Highway Patrol and the effects of suboptimal staffing levels on fulfilling their missions; and
  • An update on veterans issues, including protection of veterans program from

Approved Meeting Days: 2 days, including a tour of the Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center (Topeka)

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