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Neither state statute nor the common law doctrine of incompatibility of offices precludes a retiree from serving as a member of the school board for the school district from which the retiree retired...
September 06, 2018PDF123.82 KB
Townships derive their powers from the legislature. A township may not exercise a power not granted by the legislature. Cited herein: K.S.A. 12-1928; 12-1683; 12-1691; 19-101; 80-101; 80-104; 80-301...
September 06, 2018PDF152.70 KB
Unless the State identifies a legitimate local purpose not adequately served by reasonable, nondiscriminatory means, the domestic grape content requirement in the Kansas farm winery licensing scheme ...
September 20, 2018PDF176.49 KB
Asset forfeiture funds credited to a special prosecutor’s trust fund pursuant to K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 60-4117(c)(3)(A) may be used to pay for salaries only if the county or district attorney or other go...
October 05, 2018PDF127.21 KB
The mere presence of a person offering non-partisan voter assistance, or signage advertising the same, within 250 feet of the entrance to a polling place does not constitute electioneering so long as...
October 22, 2018PDF121.12 KB
K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 25-2711 does not abridge the freedom of speech and, therefore, is not subject to scrutiny under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Cited herein: K.S.A. 2018 Su...
November 28, 2018PDF176.54 KB
A licensee does not violate K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 58-3062(a)(3) or (4) when a portion of the commission or fee paid to the licensee is used to purchase a gift card that is conveyed to the licensee’s clie...
December 12, 2018PDF170.88 KB
When a board of county commissioners appoints a county counselor, all duties in civil matters, otherwise required by law of the county attorney, pass to the county counselor, including the filing of ...
December 13, 2018PDF114.04 KB
The 2.5% salary increase given to judges under L. 2017, Ch. 104, §177(f)(4) did not violate Article 3, § 13, of the Kansas Constitution, even though some other state employees received a 5% salary in...
December 21, 2018PDF186.77 KB

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