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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. Molly Baumgardner, Vice-chairperson
Sen. Ed Berger
Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Sen. Pat Pettey
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook
Sen. Mary Jo Taylor
Sen. Rick Wilborn

Rep. J. Russell Jennings, Chairperson
Rep. Dennis "Boog" Highberger, Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Larry Campbell
Rep. Sydney Carlin
Rep. Gail Finney
Rep. Susan Humphries
Rep. Eric Smith

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Lauren Mendoza
Robert Gallimore
Mark Savoy

Office of Revisor of Statutes
Natalie Scott
Jason Thompson
Jenna Moyer


KSA 2016 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:

  • Implementation of juvenile justice reform;

  • Offense proportionality in the adult sentencing grid;

  • Implications of the juvenile immediate intervention program (diversion) and
    adjudication relating to future employment—use for impeachment of witness
    (review and consider the Judicial Council report); and

  • Criminal justice reforms efforts nationally.

Approved Meeting Days: 2 days

2017 Interim Information
Approved Topics Memo
Approved Days Listing
Interim Calendar
Interim Committee Membership
Committee Reports to the 2018 Legislature
Committee Reports to the 2018 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

2016 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