About the Kansas Legislature

The Kansas Legislature consists of a 125-member House of Representatives and 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 DepartmentRevisor of StatutesLegislative 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.

KMCA and the Legislature

The Kansas Motor Carriers Association monitors the legislative session each year. During the session, KMCA works to ensure that the Kansas Trucking Industry has representation in regard to bills moving through the process that align with KMCA's mission and vision. If you have questions about KMCA and the Legislature please contact Melissa Kershner, director of governmental relations and safety at mkershner@kmca.org

KMCA Legislative Events 

KMCA hosts Kansas Trucking Industry Day at the Capitol annually. The 2018 event is Monday, February 12th. This event gives members the opportunity to meet with members of the House and Senate Transportation Committee as well as Legislative leadership. Members enjoy a reception sponsored by UPS and a plated dinner. This event is free for all KMCA members to attend, however an RSVP is required. For more information on this event please contact Shelby Stacy, Director of Communications and Events at sstacy@kmca.org.ansas 

On the Federal level KMCA partners with members to coordinate a bi-annual Call on Washington. During this event, members and KMCA staff meet with members of congress to talk about relevant topics and share the vision for the Kansas Trucking Industry. 

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2018 Legislative Updates 

The 2018 Kansas Legislature convened January 8, 2018. KMCA has monitored the activity at the Kansas Statehouse and has been involved in the conversations in both the House and Senate Transportation Committees in regard to autonomous vehicles. The conversation has been widely focused on education for the committees.



 
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