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A county may not enact a charter resolution to exempt the county from L. 2013, Ch. 105, § 2. Cited herein: K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 19-101a; K.S.A.19- 101c; K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 75-7c01; 75-7c17, as amended by...
July 05, 2013PDF79.02 KB
The chief hearing officer of the Court of Tax Appeals is not subject to the provision in K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-2433(a) prohibiting the appointment of more than two judges from the same political party...
July 24, 2013PDF74.31 KB
A city ordinance banning the open carry of firearms by all persons except those in possession of a valid state-issued concealed carry license would be pre-empted by state law. Cited herein: K.S.A. 20...
August 01, 2013PDF36.06 KB
For the purposes of the Personal and Family Protection Act (PFPA), a “state or municipal building” does not include a single floor within a county courthouse. A county may restrict the carrying of fi...
October 23, 2013PDF78.77 KB
An attorney is not prohibited by K.S.A. 19-705 from serving simultaneously as a county attorney for more than one county. Any prohibition requires an amendment to the statutory qualifications of a co...
October 23, 2013PDF35.53 KB
Kansas ceded its jurisdiction over the federal military installations in Kansas prior to the enactment of the Kansas Pet Animal Act. Consequently, Kansas cannot enforce that Act on the federal milita...
October 24, 2013PDF42.43 KB
A city or county may not require persons licensed to carry concealed handguns to completely encase long guns in a container when transporting such long guns by vehicle. Cited herein: K.S.A. 2013 Supp...
October 25, 2013PDF73.53 KB
For purposes of the cash-basis law, the term “indebtedness” refers only to financial obligations that are binding, not those that are contingent on future events. As applied to a ten year contract fo...
November 18, 2013PDF33.11 KB
The head of a municipality who serves as an ex officio member of the library board should be counted in calculating the library board’s quorum requirement. The prohibition in K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 12-12...
November 18, 2013PDF37.09 KB
Except as described herein, the use of real property as a polling place does not transform the nature of that property for the purposes of the PFPA. Any concealed carry requirements that applied to t...
November 27, 2013PDF97.88 KB

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