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The Governor’s use of the line-item veto to excise the questioned proviso within Section 175 of 2011 Senate Substitute for House Bill 2014 does not exceed the authority granted to the Governor under ...
January 18, 2012PDF183.83 KB
K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 12-16,124 preempts local zoning regulations that prohibit home-based businesses engaged in the sale of firearms or ammunition over the internet. Cited herein: K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 12-1...
January 19, 2012PDF167.34 KB
Under the Executive Aircraft test, the “transportation utility fee” (TUF) is a tax because it is a forced contribution on the owners of developed real property in the City of Mission levied for the p...
January 09, 2012PDF170.60 KB
The renewal registration fee for a scrap metal dealer is only required after the ten-year registration period has elapsed. The renewal registration requires the payment of both the registration fee a...
January 24, 2012PDF167.04 KB
An out-of-state entity is neither a Kansas municipality, or housing authority created thereby, nor part of the Division of Housing within the Kansas Development Finance Authority. Such an entity may ...
February 03, 2012PDF86.77 KB
When a city that has provided for a hospital under K.S.A. 14-602 to 14-614 and 14-694 to 14-699 proposes incorporating into the city for hospital purposes territory that consists of multiple township...
February 22, 2012PDF43.28 KB
A city may limit the concealed carry of firearms by persons licensed under the Personal and Family Protection Act only by posting buildings as premises where carrying a concealed handgun is prohibite...
February 24, 2012PDF88.23 KB
A person who has been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and thereafter completes diversion has not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any violation of feder...
March 30, 2012PDF37.73 KB
The application fee described in K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 8-1015(g) applies only to persons requesting retroactive application of the 2011 amendments to the suspension period of their driving privileges pur...
April 05, 2012PDF38.60 KB
A sheriff must pay over to the county treasurer fees collected by the sheriff’s department for performing an inspection of vehicle identification numbers. A sheriff may charge cities for the costs of...
April 18, 2012PDF43.23 KB

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