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2015-011
The definition of “state or municipal building” in the Personal and Family Protection Act (PFPA) excludes county-owned buildings leased in their entirety by private entities. A private non-profit ent...
June 26, 2015PDF73.49 KB
2015-012
A member of a community college’s board of trustees shall not be an employee of the community college; there is no provision allowing a member of the board of trustees to defer his or her term while ...
June 26, 2015PDF27.64 KB
2015-013
The board of county commissioners has the authority to establish a county hospital and an additional hospital or clinic under the Hospital and Related Facilities Act. Such hospital or clinic must be ...
July 25, 2015PDF55.52 KB
2015-014
The defense of compliance with the National Firearms Act (NFA) is available to a person in possession of a firearm sound suppressor that is manufactured in Kansas and remains within Kansas state bord...
July 27, 2015PDF69.42 KB
2015-015
K.S.A. 12-1225(h) authorizes a municipal library organized under K.S.A. 12-1218 et seq. to invest an unrestricted gift or donation in the manner the board believes will best serve the interests of th...
September 17, 2015PDF34.35 KB
2015-016
State law preempts local building and electric codes for school buildings as a matter of statewide concern. A city may not condition the grant of a building permit for a school building on compliance...
September 22, 2015PDF29.35 KB
2015-017
The Personal and Family Protection Act (PFPA) does not authorize a city to adopt a “prescreen” process whereby certain members of the public may apply to be approved to bypass security measures at th...
October 19, 2015PDF76.01 KB
2015-018
Before vacating a road on its own motion, a board of county commissioners must follow the statutory notice requirements contained in K.S.A. 68-102a. The viewing and report requirements contained in K...
October 26, 2015PDF31.95 KB
2015-019
A person selected by the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to serve as a Deputy Secretary in the Division of Environment does not hold a "public office by appointment," and...
November 18, 2015PDF94.76 KB

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