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31-139. Same; right of entry to determine compliance with law and regulations; complaint; order to cease and desist. The state fire marshal and those persons designated in K.S.A. 31-137 shall have the authority during all reasonable hours of operation to enter, in accordance with existing laws, in and upon all buildings and premises subject to this act for the purpose of examination, inspection and investigation to determine compliance with the rules and regulations promulgated under the authority of this act. Whenever the state fire marshal or any person designated in K.S.A. 31-137 finds any violation of this act or the act of which this section is amendatory, or of any of the rules or regulations issued thereunder, or any lawful order issued pursuant thereto, he may file a criminal complaint with the attorney general or the proper district or county attorney or he may issue an order to the owner or his agent to cease and desist such violations. Any order so issued may be appealed by any person aggrieved thereby, as provided in K.S.A. 31-140, but unless otherwise stated in the order, the filing or pendency of such appeal shall not abate or operate as a stay of the effect of such order.

History: L. 1972, ch. 157, § 8; L. 1974, ch. 172, § 2; July 1.

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