Attorney General

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been elected by his colleagues in other states and U.S. territories as vice president of their national association.

Schmidt's office says the two-term Republican received the honor during the recent summer meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in San Diego.

Schmidt previously has served as the group's Midwestern regional chairman, the co-chairman of its consumer protection committee and the vice chairman of its committee on combatting human trafficking.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has named Jeff Chanay as his deputy chief attorney general.

Chanay previously led the office's civil litigation division. He joined the attorney general's staff when Schmidt took office in January 2011. He'd previously had a private law practice in Topeka for 24 years.

As chief deputy, Chanay will replace John Campbell, who'd been with Schmidt from the beginning of his tenure but who stepped down for health reasons recently.

Under a new law, roofers in Kansas are required to apply for a license to do business.

Kansas Attorney General To Governor: Don't Cut My Budget

Jun 14, 2013

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging Gov. Sam Brownback to veto provisions in the proposed state budget.

Schmidt says he and county prosecutors object to two provisions that would take funds from his agency. One is a provision that diverts $600,000 in fees from applications for concealed carry permits. Schmidt says theĀ  money shouldn't be used for general government programs.

He also opposes a salary cap for state agencies.

Drug Take-Back Nets Record Haul

May 1, 2013

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says Kansas residents turned in a record amount of unused medications in the National Drug Take-Back Day.

Legislation Raises Lawsuit Concerns

Apr 25, 2013

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office is warning legislators that some laws they passed this year could lead to litigation costing the state more than $1.2 million over the next two years.

Concealed Carry Delays Cause Frustration

Apr 18, 2013

Gun rights advocates say the Kansas attorney general's office is struggling to process a record number of applications for concealed carry permits on time.