The League Policy Committees help to establish the policies that guide the organization’s legislative efforts. The League encourages anyone who is interested in serving on a committee to sign up. The policy committees meet three times each year – a specified date in August, in September at the Annual Conference, and in January as part of Local Government day. While we would encourage anyone who is interested in serving to sign up, make sure that you are also able to attend the dates listed below.
Presentations provided at the Policy Committee meetings are available for members only to review on our website.
Public Officers & Employees: meets Tuesday, August 8
This committee reviews and recommends League positions dealing with a range of employment matters, including KPERS, wage and hour laws, unions, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, etc. This committee also handles League positions relating to public officials, including ethics, elections, and other requirements of holding public office.
Utilities & Environment: meets Thursday, August 10
This committee reviews and recommends League positions on water supply, water quality, water planning, solid waste, air quality, other environmental quality issues and franchise authority.
Finance & Taxation: meets Tuesday, August 15
This committee reviews and recommends League positions on finance & taxation issues, including local option taxes, property tax lid, tax exemptions, motor vehicle tax, franchise fees, etc.
Legislative Policy: meets Thursday, August 17
This committee reviews and recommends League positions in all other policy areas and provides general oversight of the policy statement.
All policy committees will meet on the listed date from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (lunch is included) at the League, 300 SW 8th Avenue, Topeka.