The Kansas Legislature has the initial responsibility for developing legislative, congressional, and State Board of Education districts every ten years following the decennial federal Census. Planning for the current redistricting cycle was conducted by the Redistricting Advisory Group, a committee comprised of legislative leadership.
Traditionally, the Legislature has utilized a House and Senate standing committee. In 2012, the House Committee on Redistricting and the Senate Committee on Reapportionment are responsible for considering legislation containing the new congressional and legislative districts. During the 2011 Interim Session, these two committees were combined to form the Special Committee on Redistricting, a group which held public hearings throughout Kansas to collect public input on both potential plans and the redistricting process.