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.

If you would like to request an Attorney General's Opinion, please review our policy regarding the furnishing of written opinions.

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.

    Search Opinions

    Latest Opinions

    AG OpinionIssued OnTypeSize
    2021-001
    A scrap metal dealer registered under the Scrap Metal Theft Reduction Act is required to submit information required by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation for each transaction. Such regulated scrap m...
    May 26, 2021PDF317.21 KB
    2020-12
    A “meeting” of the Legislature has constitutional significance that does not attach to any other body in State government. Article 2, § 8 of the Kansas Constitution requires the Legislature to meet i...
    December 11, 2020PDF204.28 KB
    2020-011
    The Kansas statutes imposing residency requirements on persons seeking a license to sell liquor as a retailer or to sell liquor by the drink, K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 41-311 and 41-2623, facially discrimina...
    December 10, 2020PDF250.76 KB

    Contact Us

    Legal Opinions and Government Counsel Division
    120 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor
    Topeka, KS 66612-1597
    (785) 296-2215

    Send us an email.

    Media & Resources

    Menu

    Opinions By Year

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