Attorney General’s Opinions

The Attorney General's Office researches and prepares legal opinions in response to requests from elected officials or government agencies seeking interpretation and advice on state laws.

Opinions issued since 2023 are available on this website. Use the search function below or click the links to browse by year. For opinions issued prior to 2023, please visit the opinions database hosted by Washburn Law School.

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    Please note: Many factors, including subsequent legislation and court decisions, can affect the validity of past opinions. In most cases, determining the accuracy of past opinions requires a complete re-examination of the questions addressed in the opinion. It is impossible to maintain a constant review of the validity of past opinions. Our opinions are written to explain the legal issues and the law at the time the opinion is written.

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    AG OpinionIssued OnTypeSize
    AGO 2024-001
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    Election officials conducting postelection audits must review the official paper ballots identified in K.S.A. 25-2912 rather than printed ballot images.
    December 19, 2023PDF1.51 MB
    “Dispose of” (and like phrases) in 2023 House Sub. for S.B. 113, sections 4 and 11 (to be codified at K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 72-1439 and K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 72-3216(d)) means to deal with conclusively, give...
    December 11, 2023PDF364.97 KB

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    For opinions issued prior to 2023, please visit the opinions database hosted by the Washburn University School of Law.