TOPEKA – Kansas lawmakers plan to have meetings Sunday before their annual session opens, and a gathering for Senate Republicans is closed to the public.
Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce’s office confirmed that GOP senators plan to meet at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Kansas Bankers Association headquarters in west Topeka.
His office described it as a pre-session orientation session that traditionally has been private.
House Democrats have scheduled a retreat for noon Sunday at the Jayhawk Tower downtown, with policy briefings beginning at 1:30 p.m. Senate Democrats have been invited, and the event is open to reporters and the public.
House Republicans are not planning a gathering.
The House and Senate are scheduled to convene at 2 p.m. Monday for the session’s opening day.