The Kansas Legislature is the legislative body for the state of Kansas. This means that it is the legislative branch of the government, responsible for the duties which do not belong to the executive branch, in the form of the governor of Kansas, and the judicial branch, in the form of the court system of Kansas.
The Kansas legislature is bicameral in form, which means that it is made up of two different houses, one upper and one lower. The upper house of the Kansas Legislature is known as the Kansas Senate, while the lower house of the Kansas Legislature is known as the Kansas House of Representatives. In total, the Kansas Legislature holds 165 members. 40 members of the Kansas Legislature belong to the Kansas Senate, while the other 125 members of the Kansas Legislature belong to the Kansas House of Representatives.
The Kansas Legislature generally convenes only once a year, for a period of 90 days at most. The Kansas Legislature thus is made up of part-time members who hold other jobs and positions, as being a member of the Kansas Legislature is not a full-time position. The members of the Kansas Legislature do not, themselves, hold the power to call into session a special session of the Kansas Legislature, but the governor of Kansas does hold that power.
The Kansas Legislature is currently, and has been for a long time, primarily Republican in terms of its party lines. The Kansas Legislature convenes in the Kansas State Capitol Building which is located in Topeka, Kansas. If you need legal advice and assistance, contact Kansas lawyers.