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2019-001
A district attorney is an elected official who is not subordinate to the board of county commissioners (BOCC). As the county’s chief prosecutor, the district attorney has several statutory and ethica...
January 24, 2019PDF188.92 KB
2019-002
A one-story dormitory-type structure having a series of living/sleeping units, each with a separate exterior door, is a “building” under K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 75-7c10. The Personal and Family Protection...
January 24, 2019PDF153.07 KB
2019-003
The Commissioner of Insurance may appoint an acting securities commissioner to exercise all of the powers, duties and functions of the office for not longer than six months pursuant to K.S.A. 2018 Su...
January 24, 2019PDF170.15 KB
2019-004
The Attorney General may deny a concealed carry handgun license to an applicant for only the reasons stated in the Personal and Family Protection Act. The Act authorizes the Attorney General to deny ...
April 22, 2019PDF214.22 KB
2019-005
The Kansas State Board of Education is subject to the requirements of subsection (b) of K.S.A. 74-120. Cited herein: K.S.A. 58-4113; 65-1751; 65-1820a; 65-1908; 65-1947; 72-2155; 72-2165; 74-120; 7...
June 13, 2019PDF252.92 KB
2019-006
A juvenile who is found guilty in an extended jurisdiction juvenile prosecution is convicted, not adjudicated, of the offense charged. Under the Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA), the duty to r...
August 27, 2019PDF177.60 KB
2019-007
The Kansas Insurance Department lacks authority to deny an application for a certificate to a utilization review organization, a registration to a pharmacy benefit manager, or a license to a third pa...
September 09, 2019PDF154.29 KB
2019-008
Kansas has no legally adopted standard by which the Department of Revenue may comply with the command of K.S.A. 79-3702(h)(1)(F) that the statute be applied only to those retailers required “to colle...
September 30, 2019PDF190.42 KB
2019-009
A proposed process for the disposition of a dead human body that includes cryogenically freezing the body, applying vibration to shatter the frozen body into particles, and freeze-drying the particle...
November 26, 2019PDF146.38 KB
2019-010
The supermajority requirement of Article 2, § 13 of the Kansas Constitution is precatory language. The Kansas Legislature may by rule adopt a two-thirds vote requirement to ratify federal constitutio...
December 04, 2019PDF247.66 KB

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