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In counties with an election commissioner, the board of county commissioners is required to include in its budget the expenses necessary to pay salaries and operate the office of commissioner of elec...
August 08, 2017PDF177.64 KB
K.S.A. 19-4625 does not specifically address how a county hospital’s debt should be paid upon termination of operation of the county hospital. It only provides that moneys remaining in any fund of t...
September 01, 2017PDF100.14 KB
Fire districts organized under K.S.A. 19-3601 et seq. may be consolidated under the statutory scheme provided by K.S.A. 12-3910 et seq. An election pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12-3913(a) shall be h...
September 15, 2017PDF116.27 KB
The cap on mortgage recording fees found in K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 28-115(j) applies to original mortgages as well as refinanced mortgages. Cited herein: K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 28-115; K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 79-310...
September 19, 2017PDF106.16 KB
K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 12-192(e) authorizes a city to use apportioned revenue received from the county’s imposition of a countywide retailers’ sales tax for public purposes. Further, there is nothing in ...
October 30, 2017PDF86.30 KB
K.S.A. 20-2906(a) prohibits a member of the district judicial nominating commission from concurrently holding an office in a political party but not from holding a public office. Attorney General Op...
November 13, 2017PDF110.95 KB
Property owners may perform roofing services on property owned by them. Employees of the owners of residential and farm properties may perform roofing services on those properties; the law is ambiguo...
November 20, 2017PDF119.05 KB
It is unlawful for a person 18 to 20 years of age to carry a concealed handgun except when on the person’s land or in the person’s abode or fixed place of business. Cited herein: K.S.A. 21-4201; K.S....
December 12, 2017PDF110.97 KB
Cities and counties may use home rule to enact an ordinance or resolution that prohibits the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to persons less than 21 years of age. Cited herein: K.S.A. 2017 Su...
December 28, 2017PDF85.67 KB
The term “recess,” as used in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 75-4319(a), means a suspension of an open meeting. The term “adjourn,” as used in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 75-4319(a), means ending an open meeting. A publi...
December 28, 2017PDF118.60 KB

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