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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. Jeff Longbine, Chairperson
Sen. Larry Alley
Sen. Anthony Hensley
Sen. Ty Masterson
Sen. Lynn Rogers

Rep. Steven Johnson, Vice-chairperson
Rep. John Barker
Rep. Dan Hawkins
Rep. Broderick Henderson
Rep. Jim Kelly
Rep. Annie Kuether
Rep. Richard Proehl
Rep. Tom Sawyer

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Reed Holwegner
Amit Patel
Melissa Renick
J.G. Scott

Office of Revisor of Statutes

David Wiese
Gordon Self

Suzanne Nelson, Committee Assistant


Monitor, Review and Make Recommendations Regarding the Retirement System

        The Committee is to consider the following:

  • Legislation enacted during the 2018 Legislative Session affecting the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS or Retirement System);
  • Performance of the pension obligation bonds issued in 2004 ($500 million) and 2015 ($1.0 billion);
  • The overall funding ratio for the Retirement System;
  • Various reports statutorily required to be submitted by KPERS to the Joint Committee;
  • Two firefighter-related topics from the 2017-2018 Biennium—the Retirement System cap for KP&F and tools to address cancer in death and disability benefits (e.g. the definition of “service connected”); and
  • In order to fulfill the Joint Committee’s duties and responsibilities, as provided by KSA 46-2201, monitor, review, and make recommendations regarding the Retirement System.

Approved Meeting Days: 1 day

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