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A “meeting” of the Legislature has constitutional significance that does not attach to any other body in State government. Article 2, § 8 of the Kansas Constitution requires the Legislature to meet i...
December 11, 2020PDF204.28 KB
The Kansas statutes imposing residency requirements on persons seeking a license to sell liquor as a retailer or to sell liquor by the drink, K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 41-311 and 41-2623, facially discrimina...
December 10, 2020PDF250.76 KB
The county treasurer has no discretion under K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 12-5909. The county treasurer is statutorily required to remove from the tax rolls all taxes, assessments, charges, penalties and inter...
December 08, 2020PDF266.71 KB
The basis for determining the number of write-in votes required for a person’s name to appear on the general election ballot is the total of the current voter registration designated in the state, co...
August 26, 2020PDF138.27 KB
Because Executive Order 20-59 is a statewide order relating to public health, boards of county commissioners have statutory authority under L. 2020 Special Session, Ch. 1, § 33 to issue an order rela...
August 11, 2020PDF306.71 KB
Article 4, § 1 of the Kansas Constitution prescribes the methods by which votes may be cast but is silent on the method to be used for allocating votes and therefore does not prohibit the use of rank...
June 02, 2020PDF84.38 KB
A state of disaster emergency declaration may be ratified by concurrent resolution of the Legislature pursuant to K.S.A. 48-924. A second or subsequent successive disaster emergency declaration aris...
May 20, 2020PDF279.13 KB
K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 79-2925c allows a city or county to maintain a consistent level of funding in constant or real dollars. Any increase above that level, however, is subject to approval by the elect...
April 30, 2020PDF80.51 KB
The cap on mortgage recording fees found in K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 28-115(j) applies to initial mortgages as well as second mortgages or successive subordinate lien mortgages. Further, the cap applies to ...
March 09, 2020PDF84.20 KB

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