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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. Ralph Ostmeyer, Vice-chairperson
Sen. Elaine Bowers
Sen. David Haley
Sen. Forrest Knox
Sen. Pat Pettey

Rep. Les Osterman, Chairperson
Rep. Tom Burroughs
Rep. John Ewy
Rep. Charles Macheers
Rep. Ponka-We Victors

Kansas Legislative Research Department
Heather O’Hara
Joanna Dolan
Natalie Nelson

Office of Revisor of Statutes
Jason Long
Mike Heim

The purpose of the Joint Committee on State-Tribal Relations is to:

  • Hold public meetings on proposed gaming compacts;
  • Recommend modification of proposed gaming compacts submitted to the Joint Committee by the Governor;
  • Introduce resolutions approving proposed gaming compacts and recommend that such resolutions be adopted or be not adopted, or report such resolutions without recommendation, and notify the Governor, in writing, of the Joint Committee’s action;
  • Meet, discuss, hold hearings, and make recommendations on issues concerning state-tribal relations; and
  • Introduce such legislation as deemed necessary in performing its functions.

       The Joint Committee may also:

  • Establish proposed guidelines that the Joint Committee will consider in reviewing proposed compacts;
  • Recommend that any gaming compact provide for sales taxes and excise taxes on sales of non-gaming goods and services to persons other than tribal members; and
  • Recommend that any gaming compact provide for state income tax on revenues derived from sales of non-gaming goods or services.

Approved Meeting 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