Attorney General’s Opinions

The Attorney General's Office researches and prepares legal opinions in response to requests from elected officials or government agencies seeking interpretation and advice on state laws.

Opinions issued from 2011-2016 are available on this website. Use the search function below or click the links to browse by year. For opinions issued prior to 2011, please visit the opinions database hosted by Washburn Law School.

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    Please note: Many factors, including subsequent legislation and court decisions, can affect the validity of past opinions. In most cases, determining the accuracy of past opinions requires a complete re-examination of the questions addressed in the opinion. It is impossible to maintain a constant review of the validity of past opinions. Our opinions are written to explain the legal issues and the law at the time the opinion is written.

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    The mayor of a second or third class city is a member of the city’s governing body for the purposes of K.S.A. 12-1651. Cited herein: K.S.A. 12-104; 12-1651; 14-101; 14-301; 15-301
    February 15, 2018PDF80.47 KB
    A cemetery corporation must be the owner of the abandoned cemetery in order to initiate a proceeding under K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 17-1367. Pursuant to K.S.A. 80–916, a township board is required to provi...
    January 26, 2018PDF96.62 KB
    Under Kansas law, it is unlawful to possess or sell products or substances containing any amount of cannabidiol. It also is unlawful to possess or sell products or substances containing any amount o...
    January 24, 2018PDF112.95 KB

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    For opinions issued prior to 2011, please visit the opinions database hosted by the Washburn University School of Law.