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2018-011
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
2018-012
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
2018-013
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
2018-014
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
2018-015
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
2018-016
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
2018-017
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
2018-018
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
2018-019
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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