House and Senate Redistricting Committees 2021
As previously announced on October 26, 2021, the House Committee on Redistricting and Senate Committee on Redistricting will jointly hold a second round of its listening tour using virtual town hall meetings to receive public input concerning the redistricting process.
The previously announced listening tour will consist of four meetings occurring between November 22 and November 30, 2021, as listed below. Meetings will be organized by congressional district, and meetings may be combined so that conferees from different locations may provide input during the same meeting time.
Comments provided by conferees should be related to the congressional district for which each meeting is designated, or for the state House or state Senate districts located within such congressional district. Committee members will attend virtually. Conferees may provide testimony either virtually or at a designated public location in cities across the state.
Each location will have audio and visual equipment for conferees to provide oral testimony. All meetings and oral testimony will be livestreamed online. The Committees will continue to accept written testimony. Instructions for submitting testimony are included below.
The current meeting schedule and public locations are as follows:
Any conferee wishing to provide oral testimony must notify staff at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting in which they wish to testify by contacting the Kansas Legislative Research Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-296-3181.
The Co-chairpersons have asked conferees to provide comments about unique items for Committee members to consider when drawing the state House, state Senate, and congressional districts. Comments should be limited to the congressional district for which each meeting is designated, or to the state House and state Senate districts located within such congressional district.
When registering, please indicate in which district meeting you will be participating and whether you will provide input virtually or in which public location. Conferees should be concise in their remarks, as time may be limited. The time will be adjusted based on the number of registered conferees. A link will be provided for those who will provide input virtually with the estimated time limit.
Written Testimony for Listening Tour
All written testimony must include your name, your affiliation organization (if any), your contact information, and the date, congressional district, and location of the meeting (if testifying at a designated public location) at which the testimony is the presented, at the top of the first page. Please add an identifier to subsequent pages. Email a .pdf copy of your written testimony to KLRD staff at the contact information provided below.
Other Written Testimony
Additionally, written testimony for the House and Senate Redistricting Committees will be accepted any time prior to the beginning of the 2022 Session. Submission of testimony not specific to a meeting must include your name, your affiliated organization (if any), your contact information, and the date submitted. Testimony may be provided in .pdf format to KLRD staff, or mailed to the KLRD office.
Please remember that information provided to the Committees becomes a public record and will be published on the Legislature's website under the House and Senate Redistricting Committee's Minutes Tab. You will be able to find the testimony not included in previous meetings at the following links:
Please remember that information provided to or discussed by the Committees becomes a public record and will be published on the Legislature's website under the House and Senate Redistricting Committee's Minutes tab. Testimony will be made available in electronic format via the KLRD website the morning of the meeting at which the testimony is to be presented.
KLRD Staff Contact Information
Each meeting will be live-streamed on the Legislature's YouTube and Harmony webpages.
Meeting streams are available at:
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