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This blog provides links to current resources to help you find what is new and noteworthy in the state of Kansas. State Library staff will highlight a topic of specific interest and supply links to important news and services in the state of Kansas.

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Feb 16

Helpful Resources for Following the Kansas Legislature, Part 1

Posted on February 16, 2021 at 3:23 PM by Sarah Tenfelde-Dubois

This is the first in a series of blogs on resources that are helpful for following the Kansas Legislature.

The State Library has operated the Legislative Hotline since 1973. The number for the Legislative Hotline is 800-432-3924. Calls are answered by librarians who are experienced with the legislative process.

Frequently asked questions are:
• Who is my legislator?
• How can I get in touch with them?
• Identifying bill numbers
• Explaining legislature procedure
• Taking brief messages to pass on to legislators

Kansans can chat with a librarian in real-time through the library’s Ask A Librarian service found at kslib.info/ask or at the bottom of every page on the legislature’s website, circled in red on the below picture. Kansans have the option of installing a mobile app connecting users to all the State Library’s reference services, including chat, texting, and email. TTY users should call 711.Hotline Chat Information

State Library of Kansas Reference
Phone number: 785-296-2149
Legislative Hotline: 1-800-432-3919
E-mail: infodesk@ks.gov