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58-4105. Real estate appraisal board; powers; requirements for certification. (a) The board may adopt such rules and regulations as necessary to implement, administer and enforce the provisions of this act.

(b) The board shall:

(1) Approve courses of instruction to meet requirements of this act and monitor approved courses;

(2) adopt rules and regulations prescribing policies and procedures for obtaining board approval of courses, monitoring approved courses and withdrawing board approval of courses;

(3) administer, or designate a testing service to administer, examinations required by this act;

(4) receive and approve or disapprove applications for certification and licensure and renewal of certificates and licenses and issue certificates and licenses after approval of application;

(5) receive and approve or disapprove applications to place certificates or licenses on inactive status;

(6) receive and approve or disapprove applications for reinstatement of active status of certificates or licenses;

(7) maintain a registry of the names and addresses of persons certified and licensed under this act and transmit the registry to the appraisal subcommittee of the federal financial institutions examination council on an annual basis in accordance with federal law;

(8) maintain all records submitted to the board;

(9) collect fees prescribed pursuant to K.S.A. 58-4107, and amendments thereto;

(10) review from time to time the standards for the development and communication of real estate appraisals provided for in this act and to adopt rules and regulations explaining and interpreting the standards; and

(11) perform such other functions and duties as necessary to carry out the provisions of this act.

(c) The board shall maintain an office in the city of Topeka. The board shall employ a director, who shall keep a record of all proceedings, hearings, meetings, communications and official acts of the board and perform such other duties as the board requires. The director shall be in the unclassified service under the Kansas civil service act and shall receive compensation fixed by the board. The board may employ such other employees as necessary, who shall be in the classified service under the Kansas civil service act. The board may make such other expenditures as necessary to properly carry out the provisions of this act. The board may enter into such contracts for the services of attorneys and appraisers as necessary to administer and enforce the provisions of this act.

(d) In connection with any investigation, based upon a written complaint or other reasonably reliable written information received by the board, the board or its duly authorized agents or employees may apply to the district court in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 60-245 or 60-245a, and amendments thereto, whichever is applicable, for the issuance of subpoenas compelling the attendance and testimony of witnesses or the production for examination or copying of documents or any other physical evidence if such evidence relates to practices which may be grounds for disciplinary action.

History: L. 1990, ch. 270, § 5; L. 1991, ch. 164, § 5; L. 1993, ch. 267, § 4; L. 2007, ch. 96, § 2; July 1.

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