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K.S.A. 59-2953(a) authorizes a law enforcement officer to take a person into custody without a warrant and to transport such person to a treatment facility for a mental evaluation if the officer form...
January 02, 2013PDF45.60 KB
K.S.A. 12-1,115 authorizes a city to both levy a special assessment and file a civil action to collect the demolition costs from the property owner of an unsafe and dangerous structure. Furthermore, ...
January 02, 2013PDF36.99 KB
The authority of county elected officials to pay bonuses to their employees is subject to any county-wide pay plan adopted by the board of county commissioners. When a pay plan establishes specific s...
January 02, 2013PDF85.87 KB
K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 19-801b(a)(3) provides that a person who was convicted of any violation of federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to liquor is not eligible to serve as sheriff. A person ...
February 07, 2013PDF35.90 KB
A board of county commissioners is not required to disclose to the public draft minutes of county commission meetings before such minutes are approved by vote of the commission unless such draft minu...
February 15, 2013PDF33.45 KB
K.S.A. 12-5040 does not require a local government to make coverage under its group health care benefits plan available to former employees who left employment with the local government for reasons o...
March 05, 2013PDF34.38 KB
An Indian tribe is not a political subdivision for the purposes of the Kansas Intrastate Mutual Aid Act. Cited herein: K.S.A. 12-16,117; K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 48-948; 48-950.
March 05, 2013PDF38.23 KB
For purposes of the Kansas Downtown Redevelopment Act, the “tax increment” includes all additional real property taxes attributable to the increase in value of the improved property, not just those a...
April 12, 2013PDF37.76 KB
A boarding school is a child care facility for the purposes of K.S.A. 65-501 et seq. Cited herein: K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 65-501; K.S.A. 65-501; K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 65-503; K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 65-503; K.S.A. ...
April 15, 2013PDF37.80 KB
Asset forfeiture funds may be used to pay for victim or witness relocation if the prosecutor determines the expenditure is for an additional law enforcement and prosecutorial purpose or the head law ...
April 29, 2013PDF44.07 KB

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