Kansas State Legislature

The Kansas Legislature consists of a 125-member House of Representativesand a 40-member Senate. Representatives are elected for a two-year term and Senators are elected for a four-year term. The Legislature convenes on the second Monday in January for an annual session and generally adjourns in early May. During the interim period joint and special committees meet to discuss issues assigned to them by Legislative leadership or by statute. The Legislature is supported by five non-partisan staff agencies: Kansas Legislative Research Department, Revisor of Statutes, Legislative Administrative Services, Office of Information Services and, Legislative Division of Post Audit. In addition, the offices of the Chief Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate are responsible for the operations of the respective chambers under the direction of elected leadership. The general public can access the legislative process through its elected Senators and Representatives or through participation in committee activity.

This website provides the information needed to contact Senators and Representatives; track the status and content of a bill; read supplementary reports and publications; find out what is happening in the chambers or committees; and look at the current statutes. A live audio broadcast of the Houseand Senate chambers allows the public to listen to debate on bills and issues. Information about the chambers, committees, or individual legislators can be found using the appropriate tabs at the top of this page. During the Session, House and Senate Calendars provide information about business to be considered in the chambers and a weekly agenda of committee meetings. TheJournals are the historical record of activity in the chambers. Information regarding the status or content of bills and the content of the laws can be found under the Bills and Laws tab.

In addition to the website, the public can access a variety of information by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1.800.432.3924 (in-state) or 785.296.2149 (out-of-state). The hotline is a free service provided by the State Library of Kansas. Librarians are available by instant message chat at or text questions to 785.256.0733 (standard text message rates may apply).

House District 72

Rep. Tim Hodge

D-North Newton

Mailing address:

State House Room: 176-W

Kansas House of Representatives

Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: (785)296-2361




House District 74

Rep. Stephen Owens

Phone (785)296-7500




Senate District 31

Carolyn McGinn


Mailing Address:

State House Room:545-S

Kansas Senate

Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: (785)296-7377




Governor Laura Kelly

Office of the Governor

State Capital

300 S.W. 10th Ave. Suite 2415

Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: (785)296-3232