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2012 Statute


75-7b03.Exemptions from licensure. The following persons shall not be deemed to be engaging in detective business:

(a) A person employed exclusively and regularly by one employer in connection only with the internal affairs or investigations of such employer and where there exists an employer-employee relationship;

(b) any officer or employee of the United States, or of this state or a political subdivision thereof while engaged in the performance of the officer's or employee's official duties;

(c) a person engaged exclusively in the business of obtaining and furnishing information as to the financial rating of persons except that this exemption does not include a person preparing an investigative consumer report as defined by K.S.A. 50-702, and amendments thereto;

(d) a charitable philanthropic society or association duly incorporated under the laws of this state which is organized and maintained for the public good and not for private profit;

(e) an attorney performing duties as an attorney or a person employed exclusively and regularly by an attorney or law firm performing duties exclusively on behalf of the attorney or law firm;

(f) a licensed collection agency or an employee thereof while acting within the scope of employment, while making an investigation incidental to the business of the agency, including an investigation of the location of a debtor or a debtor's property where the contract with an assignor creditor is for the collection of claims owed or due or asserted to be owed or due or the equivalent thereof;

(g) admitted insurers, agents and insurance brokers licensed by the state, performing duties in connection with insurance transacted by them;

(h) the legal owner of personal property which has been sold under a conditional sales agreement or a mortgagee under the terms of a chattel mortgage in connection with the recovery of such personal property;

(i) any bank subject to the jurisdiction of the state bank commissioner of the state of Kansas or the comptroller of currency of the United States;

(j) a person engaged solely in the business of securing information about persons or property from public records;

(k) an insurance adjuster which, for the purpose of this act, means any person who, for any consideration whatsoever, adjusts or otherwise participates in the disposal of any claim under or in connection with a policy of insurance or engages in soliciting insurance adjustment business;

(l) a private patrol operator while actually engaged in providing private patrol services on the property to which private patrol services are being provided; or

(m) a person engaged in market research.

History: L. 1972, ch. 315, § 3; L. 1981, ch. 326, § 3; L. 1998, ch. 183, § 2; July 1.