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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    AG OpinionIssued OnTypeSize
    2020-001
    If a county imposes a countywide retailers’ sales tax to finance designated health care services, and a city within the county has not previously exercised its authority to impose a city retailers’ s...
    January 10, 2020PDF141.60 KB
    2019-010
    The supermajority requirement of Article 2, § 13 of the Kansas Constitution is precatory language. The Kansas Legislature may by rule adopt a two-thirds vote requirement to ratify federal constitutio...
    December 04, 2019PDF247.66 KB
    2019-009
    A proposed process for the disposition of a dead human body that includes cryogenically freezing the body, applying vibration to shatter the frozen body into particles, and freeze-drying the particle...
    November 26, 2019PDF146.38 KB

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