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 since 2023 are available on this website. Use the search function below or click the links to browse by year. For opinions issued prior to 2023, 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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    K.S.A. 79-2988(b)(2)’s use of “shall” is mandatory. As a result, a governing body of a taxing subdivision may not levy a tax rate in excess of the revenue neutral rate where the county clerk fails to...
    September 07, 2023PDF136.90 KB
    A certificate of deposit qualifies as an individual savings account that may be designated as a first-time home buyers savings account under K.S.A. 58-4903. Although neither a savings account nor a c...
    September 01, 2023PDF145.81 KB
    The State Banking Code requires the Bank Commissioner to report criminal violations of the Banking Code to the county or district attorney of the county in which the bank or trust company is located....
    August 03, 2023PDF818.10 KB

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    For opinions issued prior to 2023, please visit the opinions database hosted by the Washburn University School of Law.