Kansas currently has twenty-nine counties that consider themselves to
be dry counties, whereas only seventeen counties allow liquor to be
sold without purchasing food, called liquor-by-the-drink. The state of
Kansas has an intricate system for handling alcohol consumption and
Kansas law requires that a ten percent liquor tax be taken on any
liquor that is consumed in a licensed location. On the other hand
Kansas law requires an eight percent liquor enforcement tax for retail
purchased liquor. Kansas is governed by state laws that are different
from all other states. These laws are more specific than federal laws
and include labor laws, divorce laws, bankruptcy laws, expungement
laws, gun laws, and drunk driving laws.
The punishment for driving under the influence is based on the number
of prior offenses as well as any aggravating circumstances. The nation
blood alcohol content level for the entire nation is 0.08 percent, if
an individual's blood alcohol content exceeds this level or doubles
this level, his or her consequences will increase.
Punishments for driving under the influence normally include driver's
license suspension, imprisonment, fine payments, alcohol education
classes, installation of interlocking devices, and others. When an
individual acquires a driver's license he or she gives common consent
to submit to chemical testing when requested. Refusing to submit to a
blood alcohol content test will result in an automatic driver's license
suspension, regardless of blood alcohol content. Aggravating
circumstances can include driving over the speed limit, having a minor
in the motor vehicle, causing injury to another, and others.
In 2009 the federal government raised its minimum wage requirements to
seven dollars and twenty-five cents. This increase required all states
to increase their minimum wages. The minimum wage was increased to help
compensate for the increase is food prices, property prices, and other
The Kansas minimum wage was raised to meet the federal minimum. Under
federal law no employer may legally pay an employee less than this
amount. However employees who receive tip regularly can legally be paid
two dollars and thirteen cents hourly. This system is designed to allow
wage compensation through the obtained tips.
Not all who apply for expungement in Kansas will have expungement
granted. Expungement is not a right and only a few are eligible. Most
often a majority of convictions cannot be expunged from a record,
including felony offenses and misdemeanor offense. Juvenile offenses
can normally be expunged after an individual is twenty-three-years-old
and no subsequent convictions have resulted in two years. Violent
offense convictions, even for juvenile offenders, can often not be
expunged. Expungement does not mean that the record is erased, rather
Each state has a different set of requirements for filing for divorce.
Kansas requires individuals to reside within the state borders for at
least sixty days before filing for divorce. Individuals are also
required to file in their counties or the counties of their spouses.
The county circuit courts handle all divorce cases, so if an individual
files with the incorrect court, his or her petition will be dismissed.