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2018-007
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
2018-006
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
2018-005
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
2018-004
K.S.A. 19-2921 prohibits a county from imposing zoning regulations upon land used for agricultural purposes. Cited herein: K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 19-101a; K.S.A. 19-2921.
January 19, 2018PDF83.16 KB
2018-003
The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control may promulgate administrative rules and regulations to implement amendments to the Cereal Malt Beverage Act, K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 41-2701 et seq. This authorit...
January 19, 2018PDF85.79 KB
2018-002
A utility may violate the Kansas Consumer Protection Act (KCPA) by engaging in deceptive or unconscionable conduct related to a program whereby customer bills are rounded up to the next dollar and th...
January 10, 2018PDF137.90 KB
2018-001
A motion to recess into a closed or executive meeting may only utilize one justification as listed in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 75-4319(b), but multiple subjects may be discussed if those subjects fall with...
January 08, 2018PDF174.38 KB
2017-020
The term “recess,” as used in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 75-4319(a), means a suspension of an open meeting. The term “adjourn,” as used in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 75-4319(a), means ending an open meeting. A publi...
December 28, 2017PDF118.60 KB
2017-019
Cities and counties may use home rule to enact an ordinance or resolution that prohibits the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to persons less than 21 years of age. Cited herein: K.S.A. 2017 Su...
December 28, 2017PDF85.67 KB
2017-018
It is unlawful for a person 18 to 20 years of age to carry a concealed handgun except when on the person’s land or in the person’s abode or fixed place of business. Cited herein: K.S.A. 21-4201; K.S....
December 12, 2017PDF110.97 KB

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