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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. Forrest Knox, Chairperson
Sen. Molly Baumgardner
Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Sen. Rob Olson

Rep. Connie O'Brien, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Erin Davis
Rep. Willie Dove
Rep. Randy Garber
Rep. Jarrod Ousley

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Robert Gallimore
Iraida Orr
Amy Deckard
Jennifer Ouellette

Office of Revisor of Statutes
Scott Abbott
Kyle Hamilton
Renae Jefferies

Gary Deeter, Committee Assistant


Review Issues Pertaining to Foster Care Adequacy

The study includes the following:

  • Review the level of oversight and supervision by the Department for Children and Families (DCF) over foster care contractors;

  • Evaluate whether a working group consisting of attorneys in the area of family law, judges, foster parents, and parents with reintegrated children would aid in addressing foster care concerns;

  • Study the proper selection of foster parents and the qualifications of foster parents; and

  • Review the duties of those individuals responsible for foster children, the connection between DCF and foster care contractors, and the grandparents rights law regarding custody, KSA 2015 Supp. 38-2286.

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