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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.


 Resources          Agenda/Minutes          Report

Sen. Rob Olson, Chairperson
Sen. Rick Billinger
Sen. Bruce Givens
Sen. Eric Rucker
Sen. Mary Ware

Rep. Jim Kelly, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Elizabeth Bishop
Rep. Tom Cox

Rep. Leo Delperdang
Rep. Cindy Neighbor
Rep. Jene Vickrey

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Melissa Renick
Whitney Howard
Edward Penner
Caroline Fuss

Office of Revisor of Statutes
Eileen Ma
David Wiese
Jason Thompson

Michael Welton, Committee Assistant


Financial Institutions and Insurance Issues

        The Committee is directed to:

  • Identify policies and approaches that have failed to address the high costs of healthcare benefits;
  • Identify measures that could be expected to lead to more affordable and accessible healthcare benefits;
  • Consider the implications of the recent Hilburn decision on healthcare costs on Kansas;
  • Conduct an interim hearing on SB 238—Privilege tax deduction for interest from certain business loans; and
  • Conduct an interim hearing on SB 239—Imposing the privilege tax on certain state credit unions.


Approved Meeting Days: 3 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