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
    2020-007
    Article 4, ยง 1 of the Kansas Constitution prescribes the methods by which votes may be cast but is silent on the method to be used for allocating votes and therefore does not prohibit the use of rank...
    June 02, 2020PDF84.38 KB
    2020-006
    A state of disaster emergency declaration may be ratified by concurrent resolution of the Legislature pursuant to K.S.A. 48-924. A second or subsequent successive disaster emergency declaration aris...
    May 20, 2020PDF279.13 KB
    2020-005
    K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 79-2925c allows a city or county to maintain a consistent level of funding in constant or real dollars. Any increase above that level, however, is subject to approval by the elect...
    April 30, 2020PDF80.51 KB

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