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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. Vic Miller
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook
Sen. Mary Jo Taylor
Sen. Rick Wilborn

Rep. J. Russell Jennings, Chairperson
Rep. Dennis "Boog" Highberger, Ranking Minority Member
Rep. Sydney Carlin
Rep. Gail Finney
Rep. Kyle Hoffman
Rep. Stephen Owens
Rep. John Resman

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Jordan Milholland
Robert Gallimore
Murl Riedel

Office of Revisor of Statutes
Jason Thompson
Natalie Scott
Jenna Moyer

Connie Burns, Committee Assistant


KSA 2018 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).

Among topics scheduled for review during the 2019 Interim, the Committee will:

  • Review reports concerning Juvenile Justice Reform (2016 SB 367);
  • Review the impact of Juvenile Justice Reform on Department for Children and Families, Child Welfare System Contractor, and the Judicial Branch;
  • Review adult offender population, facilities, contracts, programs, and the
    employees needed; and
  • Tour the Topeka Correctional Facility.

Approved Meeting Days: 2 days

2019 Committees
2019 Approved Interim Committees
2019 Interim Committee Memberships
Interim Calendar
Preliminary Interim Committee Recommendations

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

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