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 remember, the Attorney General represents the State of Kansas and its public officials in legal matters. We cannot provide legal advice or represent individuals in personal legal matters or disputes with local or state government. However, we can provide general information and direct individuals to appropriate agencies.

    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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    AG OpinionIssued OnTypeSize
    As determined in Attorney General Opinion No. 82-8, a person who serves as a police officer holds a city office. Therefore, a person who serves as a city police officer is prohibited by K.S.A. 19-20...
    December 02, 2016PDF125.23 KB
    A juvenile intake and assessment center never obtains legal custody over a juvenile brought to the center by a law enforcement officer. Cited herein: K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 38-2201; 38-2202; 38-2301; 38-2...
    November 21, 2016PDF118.46 KB
    When unpaid user fees from a sewer district, established by a county commission pursuant to K.S.A. 19-27a01 et seq., are converted into a lien against the property to which the services were provided...
    November 18, 2016PDF160.54 KB

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