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K.S.A. 19-4625 does not specifically address how a county hospital’s debt should be paid upon termination of operation of the county hospital. It only provides that moneys remaining in any fund of t...
September 01, 2017PDF100.14 KB
In counties with an election commissioner, the board of county commissioners is required to include in its budget the expenses necessary to pay salaries and operate the office of commissioner of elec...
August 08, 2017PDF177.64 KB
The Secretary of State is prohibited by Kansas law from releasing the last four digits of a registered voter’s Social Security number and also may not release the residence address of any registered ...
July 11, 2017PDF120.52 KB
A state university policy requiring concealed handguns carried on campus to be carried without a round in the chamber does not violate K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 75-7c03(a). Cited herein: K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12...
July 10, 2017PDF123.80 KB
The common law doctrine of incompatibility of offices does not preclude a person from concurrently serving as a victim-witness coordinator employed by a County Attorney’s Office and as a member of th...
June 16, 2017PDF106.01 KB
A board of county commissioners does not have legal authority to supersede another elected county official’s power to appoint, promote, demote, or dismiss his or her personnel. Cited herein: K.S.A....
February 21, 2017PDF114.73 KB
The petitioning process afforded in K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12-187(b)(1) is not an option under K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12-187(b)(5). Whether a question authorizing a countywide retailers’ sales tax, the procee...
February 09, 2017PDF92.08 KB
A city may own shares in a limited liability company. Whether acquiring shares in a limited liability company violates the public purpose doctrine is a question of fact. The Interlocal Cooperation ...
February 03, 2017PDF111.56 KB
A county responsible for costs relating to the custody of a person awaiting determination of a civil commitment proceeding pursuant to the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act may seek reimbursement ...
February 02, 2017PDF91.53 KB
A building or structure constructed so that it abuts an existing building or that incorporates structural components of a previously existing building or structure may be deemed as “separate” and “ne...
January 18, 2017PDF119.68 KB

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