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44-932. Same; state fire marshal successor to powers, duties, functions and records of secretary of labor. (a) The state fire marshal shall be the successor in every way to the powers, duties and functions of the secretary of labor under the boiler safety act, K.S.A. 44-913 et seq., and amendments thereto, in which the same were vested prior to the effective date of this act and that are transferred pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 44-931, and amendments thereto. Every act performed in the exercise of such transferred powers, duties and functions by or under the state fire marshal pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 44-931, and amendments thereto, shall be deemed to have the same force and effect as if performed by the secretary of labor in which such powers, duties and functions were vested prior to the effective date of this act.

(b) Whenever the secretary of labor, or words of like effect, are referred to or designated by a statute, contract or other document and such reference is in regard to any of the powers, duties or functions transferred to the office of state fire marshal pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 44-931, and amendments thereto, such reference or designation shall be deemed to apply to the office of state fire marshal or the state fire marshal as the context requires.

(c) All rules and regulations, orders and directives of the secretary of labor adopted or issued pursuant to the powers, duties or functions transferred to the office of state fire marshal pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 44-931, and amendments thereto, which are in effect on the effective date of this act shall continue to be effective and shall be deemed to be rules and regulations, orders and directives of the state fire marshal until revised, amended, revoked or nullified pursuant to law.

(d) The state fire marshal shall have the legal custody of all records, memoranda, writings, entries, prints, representations, electronic data or combinations thereof of any act, transaction, occurrence or event of the secretary of labor relating to any of the powers, duties or functions transferred to the office of state fire marshal pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 44-931, and amendments thereto.

(e) The state fire marshal shall be the continuation of the secretary of labor with respect to the powers, duties and functions transferred to the office of state fire marshal pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 44-931, and amendments thereto.

(f) (1) All officers and employees who, immediately prior to the effective date of this act, were engaged in the performance of powers, duties or functions of the secretary of labor transferred pursuant to K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 44-931, and amendments thereto, or the powers, duties and functions of which are transferred to the office of state fire marshal, and who, in the opinion of the state fire marshal, are necessary to perform the powers, duties and functions of the office of state fire marshal, shall be transferred to, and shall become officers and employees of the office of state fire marshal.

(2) Officers and employees of the department of labor transferred by this act shall retain all retirement benefits and leave balances and rights which had accrued or vested prior to the date of transfer, including any benefits and rights accrued or vested as a result of participating in the Kansas public employees retirement system or the Kansas police and firemen's retirement system and such participation shall continue as provided by law. The service of each such officer and employee so transferred shall be deemed to have been continuous. All transfers, layoffs or abolition of classified service positions under the Kansas civil service act shall be made in accordance with the civil service laws and any rules and regulations adopted thereunder. Nothing in this act shall affect the classified status of any transferred person employed by the department of labor.

History: L. 2013, ch. 44, § 2; July 1.



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