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46-1202. Legislative coordinating council; general powers and functions; rules; majority vote of five members required, exceptions. The legislative coordinating council shall have general authority over all legislative services and such authority shall be exercised by such council as it shall determine, except as otherwise provided by chapter 46 of Kansas Statutes Annotated. The legislative coordinating council shall represent the legislature when the legislature is not in session. The legislative coordinating council may adopt and amend rules applicable to its affairs or to the meetings and activities of special committees, standing committees or advisory committees, except that such rules shall not apply to standing committees meeting while the legislature is in session. When the legislature is not in session, the legislative coordinating council shall govern the mechanics and procedure of all legislative committee work and activities, except that of the interstate cooperation commission, legislative post-audit committee, state finance council and the ways and means of the senate and the committee on appropriations of the house of representatives when meeting under authority of K.S.A. 46-134a and amendments thereto. A majority vote of five members of the legislative coordinating council shall be required for any action of the council, except that action relating solely to one house of the legislature may be authorized by the unanimous vote of the members of the legislative coordinating council who are members of such house of the legislature.

History: L. 1971, ch. 184, § 2; L. 1973, ch. 211, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 275, § 2; L. 1987, ch. 196, § 7; February 19.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Assignment of space in state capitol building, see 75-3765a.

Hiram Price Dillon house, use and assignment of space, see 75-3682.

Position reductions based on state employee retirements, see 75-6801.

Legislative chief information technology officer, appointment, see 75-7207.

Legislative coordinating council to be advised and approve certain grants, gifts or other donations for Hiram Price Dillon house, see 75-3683.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Legislative coordinating council; nepotism policy. 97-12.


1. Mentioned in prohibiting legislature from modifying or revoking administrative rules and regulations of executive agencies. State ex rel. Stephan v. Kansas House of Representatives, 236 K. 45, 49, 687 P.2d 622 (1984).

2. Absent clear statutory authority, LCC has no authority or standing to bring action while legislature in session. Legislative Coordinating Council v. Frahm, 262 K. 144, 150, 936 P.2d 267 (1997).

3. Writ of mandamus directing director of accounts and reports to pay vouchers for contested legislative election costs granted. Legislative Coordinating Council v. Stanley, 264 K. 690, 696, 957 P.2d 379 (1998).

4. The authority granted to the Legislative Coordinating Council under 46-1202 is general and, in this case, gives way to 48-925, the more specific statute concerning revocation of executive orders. Kelly v. Legislative Coordinating Council, 311 K. 339, 348, 460 P.3d 832 (2020).

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