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 2011 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 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.

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    Sheridan County has established a hospital and provided for its governance by an elected board pursuant to K.S.A. 19-4601 et seq. K.S.A. 19-205 does not preclude a person employed in the hospital as...
    September 14, 2022PDF160.27 KB
    The Value Them Both Amendment to the Kansas Constitution, if adopted, would not ban or restrict abortion or any medical treatment. Rather, it leaves the regulation of abortion to the people, through ...
    July 22, 2022PDF634.61 KB
    A vacancy on the Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Commission occurs when the residence of a lawyer member is no longer located in the congressional district from which elected due to redistricting cha...
    May 23, 2022PDF158.33 KB

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