The State-Tribal Relations Joint Committee
is a standing committee
of the Kansas State Legislature
||The joint committee:
- May establish and transmit to the governor proposed guidelines reflecting the public policies and state interests, as embodied in the constitution, statutes and case law of the state of Kansas, consistent with the Indian gaming regulatory act (25 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq.), that the joint committee will consider in reviewing proposed compacts;
- may recommend to the governor that any gaming compact provide for the imposition and collection of state sales and excise taxes on sales of nongaming goods and services to persons other than tribal members and imposition and collection of state income tax on revenues derived from sales of nongaming goods and services;
- may hold public hearings on proposed gaming compacts submitted to the joint committee by the governor;
- shall recommend modification of proposed gaming compacts submitted by the governor and introduce resolutions approving proposed gaming compacts submitted by the governor and recommend that such resolutions be adopted or be not adopted, or report such resolutions without recommendation, and notify the governor, in writing, of the joint committee's action;
- shall meet, discuss and hold hearings on issues concerning state and tribal relations;
- may make recommendations on issues concerning state and tribal relations; and
- may introduce such legislation as deemed necessary in performing its functions.
||The joint committee shall consist of 12 members as follows: (1) Five members of the senate and five members of the house of representatives; and (2) the governor or the governor's designee and the attorney general or the attorney general's designee. Of the members appointed from the senate, three shall be appointed by the president of the senate and two shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate. Of the members appointed from the house of representatives, three shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and two by the minority leader of the house of representatives. Such members shall be selected only from the membership of the standing committees on federal and state affairs, judiciary, taxation and assessment and taxation.
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.