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A township lacks authority to enact local laws or undertake any action not specifically authorized by statute or the state constitution. Lacking such authority, a township may not adopt a uniform cod...
January 03, 2017PDF113.80 KB
A member of the State Banking Board who was appointed to fill a vacancy in an unexpired term and who was subsequently reappointed to serve another term, has served two terms, and therefore, is inelig...
January 06, 2017PDF102.84 KB
A building or structure constructed so that it abuts an existing building or that incorporates structural components of a previously existing building or structure may be deemed as “separate” and “ne...
January 18, 2017PDF119.68 KB
A county responsible for costs relating to the custody of a person awaiting determination of a civil commitment proceeding pursuant to the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act may seek reimbursement ...
February 02, 2017PDF91.53 KB
A city may own shares in a limited liability company. Whether acquiring shares in a limited liability company violates the public purpose doctrine is a question of fact. The Interlocal Cooperation ...
February 03, 2017PDF111.56 KB
The petitioning process afforded in K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12-187(b)(1) is not an option under K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12-187(b)(5). Whether a question authorizing a countywide retailers’ sales tax, the procee...
February 09, 2017PDF92.08 KB
A board of county commissioners does not have legal authority to supersede another elected county official’s power to appoint, promote, demote, or dismiss his or her personnel. Cited herein: K.S.A....
February 21, 2017PDF114.73 KB
The common law doctrine of incompatibility of offices does not preclude a person from concurrently serving as a victim-witness coordinator employed by a County Attorney’s Office and as a member of th...
June 16, 2017PDF106.01 KB
A state university policy requiring concealed handguns carried on campus to be carried without a round in the chamber does not violate K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 75-7c03(a). Cited herein: K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12...
July 10, 2017PDF123.80 KB
The Secretary of State is prohibited by Kansas law from releasing the last four digits of a registered voter’s Social Security number and also may not release the residence address of any registered ...
July 11, 2017PDF120.52 KB

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