§ 46-2801 Joint committee on corrections and juvenile justice oversight; membership; duties and functions
§ 46-2802 Same; development of corrections master plan; assistance from secretary of DOC; contents of master plan

Terms Used In Kansas Statutes > Chapter 46 > Article 28

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Ranking minority member: The highest ranking (and usually longest serving) minority member of a committee or subcommittee.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.