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50-633. Coordination with other supervision. (a) If the attorney general receives a complaint or other information relating to noncompliance with this act by a supplier who is subject to other supervision in this state, the attorney general shall inform the official or agency having that supervision. The attorney general may request information about suppliers from the official or agency.

(b) The attorney general and any other official or agency in this state having supervisory authority over a supplier shall consult and assist each other in maintaining compliance with this act. Within the scope of their authority, they may jointly or separately make investigations, prosecute suits and take other official action they consider appropriate.

(c) The county attorney or district attorney may investigate, institute and commence actions under this act in the same manner as provided for the attorney general. It shall be the duty of the county attorney or district attorney to lend to the attorney general such assistance as the attorney general may request in the investigation, commencement and prosecution of actions in the district court of his or her county pursuant to this act, or the county attorney or district attorney may institute and prosecute actions hereunder in the same manner as provided for the attorney general.

History: L. 1973, ch. 217, ยง 11; January 1, 1974.

KANSAS COMMENT, 1973

This section coordinates the attorney general's powers with other administrative supervision of suppliers, as well as with local prosecuting authorities. The duties of prosecuting attorneys are carried forward from the old Buyer Protection Act (former K.S.A. 50-614), with the exception of any need to file a final report upon disposition of a case.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Powers of attorney general mentioned in discussion of new consumer legislation in Kansas, Barkley Clark 42 J.B.A.K. 147, 189 (1973).

Consumer protection in Tenth Judicial District, William P. Coates, Jr., 44 J.B.A.K. 67, 69, (1975).

"A New Kansas Approach to an Old Fraud," consumer protection, Polly Higdon Wilhardt, 14 W.L.J. 623, 624 (1975).


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