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36-510. Enforcement of act by secretary; contracts providing for enforcement by municipalities, fire marshal or secretary of agriculture authorized. (a) The secretary shall be responsible for the enforcement of the lodging standards promulgated pursuant to this act, but the secretary is hereby authorized and empowered to contract with the governing body of any municipality for the enforcement of all or any portion of such standards, whenever the secretary shall determine that such municipality has adequate personnel to provide proper enforcement. Any municipality entering into a contract with the secretary to enforce such standards shall act as an agent of the secretary in carrying out such duties, and no such municipality shall charge any lodging establishment a fee for services performed as an agent of the secretary under such contract which is in addition to and separate from any fee such establishment is required to pay to the secretary under the provisions of this act. Such municipality shall enforce such standards within such municipalities of this state as are designated in the contract. Any inspection of lodging establishments by officers, employees or agents of any such municipality, and any notice of noncompliance issued as a result of any such inspection, shall have the same force and effect as if such had been done by the secretary.

(b) The secretary and the state fire marshal are hereby authorized and empowered to enter into a contract authorizing the state fire marshal and the fire marshal's deputies or lawful agents to enforce all or any portion of the lodging standards promulgated pursuant to this act. Such contract shall designate specific lodging establishments, or types of lodging establishments, wherein such authority may be exercised. Any inspection of such establishments by the state fire marshal or the fire marshal's deputies or lawful agents, to determine compliance with lodging standards established pursuant to this act, and any notice of noncompliance issued as a result of any such inspection, shall have the same force and effect as if such had been done by the secretary.

Such contract also may provide similar authority for the secretary and the secretary's officers, employees and agents with respect to enforcement of all or any portion of the Kansas fire prevention code in specified lodging establishments, or in types of lodging establishments. Any inspection of such establishments by the secretary, or the secretary's officers, employees and agents, to determine compliance with the Kansas fire prevention code, shall have the same force and effect as if performed by the state fire marshal or the marshal's deputies and agents.

History: L. 1975, ch. 314, § 14; L. 1976, ch. 205, § 3; L. 1984, ch. 313, § 61; L. 2008, ch. 84, § 16; L. 2009, ch. 59, § 6; L. 2012, ch. 145, § 7; July 1.


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