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Information About Lawbooks

The Secretary of State’s office is responsible for distributing four types of state legal publications annually: Kansas Statutes Annotated, Session Laws of Kansas, House and Senate Journals, and Kansas Administrative Regulations. Current legal publications and some historic copies are available for purchase through our office.

Kansas Statutes Annotated (K.S.A.)

Kansas Statutes Annotated (K.S.A.) books contain all general laws enacted by the Legislature integrated into the body of existing law, as well as the Kansas and U.S. Constitution, table of sections, and a general index. The K.S.A.s are published either in volumes or cumulative supplements to existing volumes.

Session Laws of Kansas

The Session Laws of Kansas books include all acts passed during each session of the Legislature, as well as vetoes and certain other messages from the governor, certain concurrent resolutions, executive reorganization orders, directories of certain officials and a list of statutes repealed and amended by the Legislature.

House and Senate Journals

House and Senate Journals are the official record of chamber activity during a legislative session.

Kansas Administrative Regulations (K.A.R.)

Kansas Administrative Regulations (K.A.R.) books contain permanent regulations adopted by state agencies. The final printed publication of the Regulations is the 2022 Kansas Administrative Regulation Volumes. The book contains all currently effective regulations filed as of January 1, 2022. For all currently effective permanent and temporary regulations, see the Online K.A.R.

Ordering Lawbooks

To order current or historical legal publications to be shipped directly to your home or business, complete the shipped legal publications order form and return by mail. You may also pick up books directly from our office for a reduced price by completing the walk-in legal publications order form.

The prices and dates of availability are found on the order forms.

To request email notices of new publications available or to ask further questions, call 785-296-BOOK (2665) or email