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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
2019-004
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
2019-003
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
2019-002
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
2019-001
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
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
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
2018-017
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
2018-016
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
2018-015
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

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