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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    Unless the State identifies a legitimate local purpose not adequately served by reasonable, nondiscriminatory means, the domestic grape content requirement in the Kansas farm winery licensing scheme ...
    September 20, 2018PDF176.48 KB
    Townships derive their powers from the legislature. A township may not exercise a power not granted by the legislature. Cited herein: K.S.A. 12-1928; 12-1683; 12-1691; 19-101; 80-101; 80-104; 80-301...
    September 06, 2018PDF152.70 KB
    Neither state statute nor the common law doctrine of incompatibility of offices precludes a retiree from serving as a member of the school board for the school district from which the retiree retired...
    September 06, 2018PDF123.82 KB

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