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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
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
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
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
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
Effective May 24, 2018, it is not unlawful under Kansas state law to possess or sell products or substances containing any amount of cannabidiol. Further, Epidiolex is a Schedule IV drug and is excl...
August 24, 2018PDF156.93 KB
Kansas law does not require any additional procedural steps to be taken when the Chief Engineer of the Division of Water Resources retires or resigns from that position during proceedings to designat...
August 09, 2018PDF109.41 KB
The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts has the legal authority to decide whether a particular activity is within the scope of naturopathy as defined by K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 65-7202(b) so long as such de...
March 05, 2018PDF90.12 KB
The mayor of a second or third class city is a member of the city’s governing body for the purposes of K.S.A. 12-1651. Cited herein: K.S.A. 12-104; 12-1651; 14-101; 14-301; 15-301
February 15, 2018PDF80.47 KB
A cemetery corporation must be the owner of the abandoned cemetery in order to initiate a proceeding under K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 17-1367. Pursuant to K.S.A. 80–916, a township board is required to provi...
January 26, 2018PDF96.62 KB

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