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Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee, Kansas State Legislature

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The Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight Joint Committee is a standing committee of the Kansas State Legislature.

Function

[T]he joint committee on corrections and juvenile justice oversight shall:
  • Monitor the inmate population and review and study the programs, activities and plans of the department of corrections regarding the duties of the department of corrections that are prescribed by statute, including the implementation of expansion projects, the operation of correctional, food service and other programs for inmates, community corrections, parole and the condition and operation of the correctional institutions and other facilities under the control and supervision of the department of corrections;
  • monitor the establishment of the juvenile justice authority and review and study the programs, activities and plans of the juvenile justice authority regarding the duties of the juvenile justice authority that are prescribed by statute, including the responsibility for the care, custody, control and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders and the condition and operation of the state juvenile correctional facilities under the control and supervision of the juvenile justice authority;
  • review and study the adult correctional programs and activities and facilities of counties, cities and other local governmental entities, including the programs and activities of private entities operating community correctional programs and facilities and the condition and operation of jails and other local governmental facilities for the incarceration of adult offenders;
  • review and study the juvenile offender programs and activities and facilities of counties, cities, school districts and other local governmental entities, including programs for the reduction and prevention of juvenile crime and delinquency, the programs and activities of private entities operating community juvenile programs and facilities and the condition and operation of local governmental residential or custodial facilities for the care, treatment or training of juvenile offenders;
  • study the progress and results of the transition of powers, duties and functions from the department of social and rehabilitation services, office of judicial administration and department of corrections to the juvenile justice authority; and
  • make an annual report to the legislative coordinating council as provided in K.S.A. 46-1207, and amendments thereto, and such special reports to committees of the house of representatives and senate as are deemed appropriate by the joint committee.[1][2]

Membership

...shall be within the legislative branch of state government and which shall be composed of no more than seven members of the senate and seven members of the house of representatives.

The senate members shall be appointed by the president and the minority leader. The two major political parties shall have proportional representation on such committee. In the event application of the preceding sentence results in a fraction, the party having a fraction exceeding .5 shall receive representation as though such fraction were a whole number.

The seven representative members shall be appointed as follows:

  • Two members shall be members of the majority party who are members of the house committee on appropriations and shall be appointed by the speaker;
  • two members shall be members of the majority party who are members of the house committee on judiciary and shall be appointed by the speaker; and
  • three members shall be members of the minority party who are members of the house committee on appropriations or the house committee on judiciary and shall be appointed by the minority leader.[3][2]

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

External links

References

  1. Kansas State Legislature, "Kansas Statutes," accessed January 30, 2014(Article 46-2801(k))
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Kansas State Legislature, "Kansas Statutes," accessed January 30, 2014(Article 46-2801(a-c))