US House of Representatives is one of two chambers for the federal legislature. Representatives begin the legislation process, offer amendments, and serve on committees
Governor's duties for legislature; messages; special sessions; adjournment. The governor may, on extraordinary occasions, call the legislature into special session by proclamation; and shall call the legislature into special session, upon petition signed by at least two-thirds of the members elected to each house. At every session of the legislature the governor shall communicate in writing information in reference to the condition of the state, and recommend such measures as he deems expedient. In case of disagreement between the two houses in respect of the time of adjournment, the governor may adjourn the legislature to such time as he deems proper, not beyond its next regular session.
The Lieutenant Governor shall assist the governor and have such other powers and duties as are prescribed by law.
The Secretary of State is the chief elections officer of the state, administering elections and voter registration throughout the state. The office also files campaign finance reports and registers lobbyists. The secretary operates the business filing center, which registers business entities, trademarks, trade names, and liens made pursuant to the uniform commercial code. The secretary's publications section is responsible for publishing various legal and informational documents for the state. This includes statutory and administrative law publications such as session laws, regulations, and the state's gazette, the Kansas Register.
The Attorney General shall appear for the state, and prosecute and defend any and all actions and proceedings, civil or criminal, in the Kansas supreme court, the Kansas court of appeals and in all federal courts, in which the state shall be interested or a party, and shall, when so appearing, control the state's prosecution or defense. The Attorney General shall also, when required by the governor or either branch of the legislature, appear for the state and prosecute or defend, in any other court or before any officer, in any cause or matter, civil or criminal, in which this state may be a party or interested or when the constitutionality of any law of this state is at issue and when so directed shall seek final resolution of such issue in the supreme court of the state of Kansas. The attorney general shall have authority to prosecute any matter related to a violation of K.S.A. 12-189 or 75-5133, and amendment thereto, related to unlawful acts when the offender is an officer or employee of a city or county.
The Kansas State Treasurer acts as the chief financial officer for the state's bank. The State Treasurer is a member of the Pooled Money Investment Board and the Committee on Surety Bonds and Insurance, and is board trustee of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System.
The major functions of the Department are to regulate and review companies for financial solvency and regulatory compliance, educate consumers, assist consumers, and license agents selling insurance products in the state.
Responsibilities of the board include appointing a Commissioner of Education who serves as its executive director; providing a flexible and efficient delivery system to meet our students' varied and changing needs; providing an effective educator in every classroom; ensuring effective, visionary leaders in every school; promoting and encouraging best practices for early childhood programs; and, developing active communication and partnerships with families, communities, business stakeholders, constituents and policy partners
Legislative authority and responsibilities include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.
District Courts are the state trial courts in Kansas. They hear matters both criminal and civil.