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The “Kansas-Missouri Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences” (KM-TPOPP) form is not a “do not resuscitate” directive pursuant to K.S.A. 65-4941 et seq.; therefore, the immunity from l...
January 13, 2015PDF65.94 KB
A county treasurer has the legal authority pursuant to K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 8-145(b) to fund employee positions exclusively or partially working on statutorily imposed state duties without complying wit...
January 21, 2015PDF38.38 KB
The Personal and Family Protection Act (PFPA) allows state and municipal buildings, public schools, public postsecondary institutions, state or municipal-owned adult care homes, community mental heal...
January 28, 2015PDF89.30 KB
A city would exceed the city’s home rule powers by adopting an ordinance that is preempted because it conflicts with a uniform state criminal statute. Thus, the ordinance would be void. Cited herein...
March 05, 2015PDF66.58 KB
K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 21-5419(b) does not violate Section 1 of the Kansas Bill of Rights. Unless a statute is clearly unconstitutional, the Attorney General is required to defend the statute. Cited he...
March 12, 2015PDF39.63 KB
Article 15, § 3d of the Kansas Constitution is not self-executing. Only after the Legislature has exercised its constitutional authority to legislate on the licensing, conduct and regulation it deems...
March 24, 2015PDF34.00 KB
The portion of a county administrator's salary directly related to the negotiation of contracts for services necessary to implement the county's solid waste management plan may be paid out of revenue...
March 26, 2015PDF69.62 KB
K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 75-3721(f) requires that the Judiciary’s budget estimate as submitted to the Director of the Budget shall be included in the governor’s budget report. However, K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 75-...
April 17, 2015PDF33.03 KB
If fantasy sports leagues fall within the definition provided in 2015 Senate Substitute for HB 2155, then fantasy sports leagues are games of skill and therefore are not lotteries. Further, because ...
April 24, 2015PDF81.47 KB
State employees who utilize a private device and do not utilize public resources to send an email from his or her private email account (private email) are not a “public agency” as defined by the Kan...
April 28, 2015PDF31.63 KB

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