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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.



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Sen. Molly Baumgardner, Chairperson
Sen. Pat Pettey, Ranking Minority Member
Sen. Ed Berger
Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook
Sen. Mary Jo Taylor
Sen. Rick Wilborn

Rep. J. Russell Jennings, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Sydney Carlin
Rep. Gail Finney
Rep. Dennis "Boog" Highberger
Rep. Susan Humphries
Rep. John Resman
Rep. Eric Smith

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Robert Gallimore
Jordan Milholland
Isaac Elyacharshuster

Office of Revisor of Statutes
Jason Thompson
Natalie Scott
Jenna Moyer

Amy Robinson, Committee Assistant


KSA 2017 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 authorized to tour the El Dorado Correctional Facility and the Hutchinson Correctional Facility and to study the following topics:

  • Increase transparency and accountability following a police shooting, including reducing the time for victims’ families to be notified and allowing the county coroner, rather than the county or district attorney, to determine whether the shooting was justified; and
  • Human trafficking, including the number of beds and other resources needed for the victims of human trafficking.

Approved Meeting Days: 3 days

2018 Interim Committees
Approved Days Listing
Interim Calendar
Interim Committee Membership

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

2017 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