Kansas Legislature Research Department

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The Kansas Legislature Research Department is a non-partisan, all-purpose legislative research service bureau serving the members and staff of the Kansas Legislature.


The Legislative Research Department was first formed on an act of the Kansas Legislature in 1934[1].


The Legislative Research Department is led by a Director who hires and oversees a staff of researchers, analysts, and other staff who conduct the day to day operations of the department[2].

Services offered

Committee staffing

The Legislative Research Department staffs all standing and special committees in the Kansas Legislature[3].

Fiscal analysis

The Legislative Research Department does all fiscal analysis for Kansas Legislators. All appropriations bills are researched by the LRD[4].

Legislative research

All requests for research by legislators are handled by the LRD. All requests are confidential and exempt from Kansas Open Records law[5].

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