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The Legislature has distinguished between a creditor who sells or assigns a debt to a collection agent or agency for collection and a creditor who places a debt with a collection agent or agency for ...
April 25, 2012PDF54.03 KB
Solid waste tonnage fees are not subject to the confidentiality provisions of K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 75-5133. Cited herein: K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 65-3402; K.S.A. 65-3405; 65-3415a; K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 65-3415b;...
April 27, 2012PDF36.43 KB
The court may not require payment of a docket fee by law enforcement agencies to file an asset forfeiture case pursuant to the Kansas Standard Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Act. However, once the case...
May 15, 2012PDF41.29 KB
A Kansas Lottery employee may join a casino player’s club, but may not allow a third party to gamble using the Lottery employee’s player’s club card. Kansas Lottery employees may not obtain free, dis...
May 16, 2012PDF40.27 KB
The offices of county commissioner and county hospital trustee are incompatible. Therefore, the same person may not serve concurrently as both county commissioner and county hospital trustee. Cited h...
May 24, 2012PDF157.60 KB
A water well contractor is not obligated under the Kansas Water Appropriation Act or the Kansas Groundwater Exploration and Protection Act to apply for and obtain a permit to appropriate water or ope...
May 24, 2012PDF43.73 KB
K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 12-187 does not require a county to submit the question of imposing a countywide retailers’ sales tax to the electors upon passage of a ballot question directing the county commissi...
July 30, 2012PDF90.33 KB
The Kansas Legislature may separately classify severed and non-severed mineral interests for taxation purposes without violating equal protection guarantees under the Kansas and United States Constit...
August 08, 2012PDF38.15 KB
The alternative to mandatory inoculations provided by K.S.A. 72- 5209(b)(2) does not, on its face, require membership in a religious organization or give preferential treatment to particular religiou...
August 28, 2012PDF45.46 KB
K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 74-8762(b) provides that “[n]o state or local official or affiliated person shall hold, directly or indirectly, an interest in” a casino. This prohibition refers to ownership or con...
September 25, 2012PDF87.35 KB

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