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Holders of groundwater rights may establish either a multi-year flex account or place their water in a safe deposit account in a water bank, but not both. Cited herein: K.S.A. 82a-736; 82a-761; 82a-...
January 06, 2023PDF153.13 KB
SB 180, in conjunction with K.S.A. 8-243(a), requires that driver’s licenses issued by the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) list the licensee’s biological sex at birth. If KDOR knows that the sex ...
June 26, 2023PDF262.31 KB
The Kansas Automobile Insurance Plan and Kansas Automobile Assigned Claims Plan are subject to the Kansas Open Records Act and the Kansas Open Meetings Act. Cited herein: K.S.A. 9-701; 21-6005; 40-2...
June 27, 2023PDF242.29 KB
K.S.A. 74-5609a(b) requires that a city which employs a law enforcement officer within one year after the completion of that officer’s training reimburse the city that paid for the officer’s training...
July 20, 2023PDF120.56 KB
K.S.A. 12-1651(a) requires second and third class cities to designate an official city newspaper for the publishing of official city business, provided the newspaper meets the qualifications set fort...
July 26, 2023PDF280.82 KB
The State Banking Code requires the Bank Commissioner to report criminal violations of the Banking Code to the county or district attorney of the county in which the bank or trust company is located....
August 03, 2023PDF818.10 KB
A certificate of deposit qualifies as an individual savings account that may be designated as a first-time home buyers savings account under K.S.A. 58-4903. Although neither a savings account nor a c...
September 01, 2023PDF145.81 KB
K.S.A. 79-2988(b)(2)’s use of “shall” is mandatory. As a result, a governing body of a taxing subdivision may not levy a tax rate in excess of the revenue neutral rate where the county clerk fails to...
September 07, 2023PDF136.90 KB
If an election recount requestor asks for a hand count of the original paper ballots, the recount must be conducted in that manner and not by using ballot images instead. Cited herein: K.S.A. 25-2912...
September 27, 2023PDF122.05 KB
Members of a public body may exclude other members of the body who have threatened litigation against the body from an executive session held to consult with the body’s attorney about the potential l...
October 18, 2023PDF299.12 KB

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