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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. Elaine Bowers, Vice-chairperson
Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Sen. Steve Fitzgerald

Rep. Keith Esau, Chairperson
Rep. Vic Miller
Rep. Jack Thimesch
Rep. John Whitmer

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Joanna Dolan
Jill Shelley
Katelin Punelli

Office of Revisor of Statutes
Mike Heim
Chuck Reimer

Leslie Wolfe, Committee Assistant


Study and Make Recommendation Regarding Ranked Choice Voting

    The Committee is to study, review, and make recommendations regarding the implementation of a ranked choice voting system, where the winner of the election must get a majority (not just a plurality) of the votes.

Approved Meeting Days: 1 day

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