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A person may carry a knife, concealed or unconcealed, regardless of the length of the blade, without violating K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 21-6301 or 21- 6302. The term “knife,” as defined by K.S.A. 2013 Supp....
January 10, 2014PDF110.43 KB
The Personal and Family Protection Act (PFPA) does not prohibit a county from demanding disclosure of an employee’s concealed carry licensure status in order to verify whether the employee is entitle...
January 10, 2014PDF82.90 KB
The common law doctrine of incompatibility of offices precludes a person from concurrently serving as a member of a county planning commission and a mayor of a city of the third class operating under...
January 15, 2014PDF41.44 KB
The governing body of a municipality, such as a city, county, or unified school district, may develop a neutral or impartial explanatory statement on a question it has submitted to the electorate. Th...
January 22, 2014PDF60.35 KB
When a person’s driver’s license has been restricted pursuant to K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 8-1014 to driving only with an ignition interlock device for a specific period of time, K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 8-1015(d) ...
January 29, 2014PDF34.96 KB
The board of trustees of a community college may prohibit the open carry of firearms on campus by any person. The board of trustees of a community college may restrict or prohibit the concealed carr...
March 27, 2014PDF86.15 KB
The Kansas Administrative Procedure Act (KAPA) applies to the activities of the investigations committee of a state licensing board only to the extent that the board’s statutes expressly provide that...
April 01, 2014PDF56.72 KB
A limited corporate partnership as used in K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 17- 5904(a)(12) means a limited partnership as defined in K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 17-5903(c). Cited herein: K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 17-5903; 17-5904; ...
April 03, 2014PDF31.34 KB
The use of a flashlight or spotlight by a law enforcement officer at an intersection from a public vantage point to see if the occupants of a motor vehicle are wearing seatbelts is not a search and d...
April 10, 2014PDF36.88 KB
The common law doctrine of incompatibility of offices precludes a person from concurrently serving as a mayor of a city of the second class operating under the mayor-council form of government and sh...
April 11, 2014PDF34.90 KB

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