The Kansas Legislature consists of a 125-member House of Representatives and a 40-member Senate. The legislature convenes on the second Monday in January for an annual session and generally adjourns in early May.

The Kansas Legislature website ( allows anyone to track a bill, find their state representative and senator and keep up with the calendar, deadline, and activities of the legislature.

As an active member of the intellectual and developmental disabilities community, you are encouraged to keep up with legislative issues on both the state and federal levels. As a self-advocate, parent, guardian or sibling, the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities (KCDD) offers those active in advocacy and public policy the opportunity to subscribe to KCDD’s e-newsletters, calendar reminders, and public policy alerts.