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83-402.Service company license required; application; fees; technical representative license; continuing education seminars; weights and measures tested for accuracy; deposit of moneys. (a) Each person, other than an authorized representative of the secretary or an authorized representative of a city or county department of public inspection of weights and measures established pursuant to K.S.A. 83-210, and amendments thereto, desiring to operate and perform testing and other services as a service company in Kansas shall apply to the secretary for a service company license, on a form to be supplied by the secretary, and shall obtain such license from the secretary before operating and performing testing or other services as a service company. Each service company shall obtain a license for each place of business maintained in Kansas and shall pay a license application fee of $50, or commencing July 1, 2002, and ending June 30, 2010, a fee of $100 and thereafter an annual license renewal application fee of $50, or commencing July 1, 2002, and ending June 30, 2010, a fee of $100 for each place of business. Each service company license shall expire on June 30 following issuance, shall be void unless renewed prior to the expiration and shall not be transferable.

(b) If any service company maintains any out-of-state places of business which the service company operates in serving Kansas patrons, the applicant seeking to obtain or renew a license under this section shall list in the application such places of business and the firm names under which the service company operates at each such place of business. If any out-of-state place of business is established by a service company after being licensed under this section, the licensee shall supply such information to the secretary before any work is performed in Kansas from such out-of-state location. Each nonresident service company shall designate a resident agent upon whom service of notice or process may be made to enforce the provisions of chapter 83 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, or any liabilities arising from operations thereunder. Each nonresident service company which maintains no established place of business in Kansas shall obtain a license under this section for each out-of-state place of business and shall list on the application the firm name or names for each place of business from which the service company intends to operate.

(c) Each technical representative shall be licensed annually by the secretary. Each technical representative shall be required to attend continuing education seminars on an annual basis as required by rules and regulations adopted by the secretary and to pass a reasonable examination prescribed by the secretary each year prior to being licensed. The Kansas department of agriculture shall be authorized to charge a fee to the attendees of the seminar sponsored by the department. The amount charged shall be no more than is necessary to cover the expenses incurred in providing the seminar. All technical representatives who install, repair, adjust or calibrate a device and certify such devices shall be required to pass the state examination annually. Each technical representative license shall expire on June 30 following issuance of the license and shall be void unless renewed prior to the expiration.

(d) No service company license may be issued or renewed under this section until the applicant's weights and measures have been tested for accuracy and sealed by the secretary. The secretary is authorized to accept a certification of the accuracy of the applicant's weights or measures issued by the national institute of standards and technology, by a weights and measures laboratory certified by the national institute of standards and technology, or by the appropriate certifying agency of another state in lieu of a test by the secretary, if such certificate shows that the weights or measures have been tested within the 12 calendar months next preceding the license application.

(e) The secretary shall remit all moneys received under this section to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the weights and measures fee fund.

History: L. 1985, ch. 344, § 2; L. 1988, ch. 397, § 2; L. 1990, ch. 365, § 6; L. 1992, ch. 175, § 7; L. 1996, ch. 105, § 17; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 484; L. 2002, ch. 181, § 26; L. 2004, ch. 85, § 21; L. 2004, ch. 180, § 17; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was also amended by L. 2004, ch. 101, § 187, but that version was repealed by L. 2004, ch. 180, § 18.



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