KANSAS OIL & GAS CODE

Chapter 55 - Oil And Gas

Article 18 Propane

55-1811 Liquefied petroleum gas advisory board; composition and functions

(a) A liquefied petroleum gas advisory board shall be created within and as part of the state fire marshal's office.

(b) The advisory board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the governor and the state fire marshal. The advisory board shall review and make recommendations on proposed rules and regulations or proposed revisions to current rules and regulations concerning liquefied petroleum gas prior to the submission of such rules and regulations to the secretary of administration pursuant to K.S.A. 77-420, and amendments thereto. Personnel matters of the state fire marshal shall not be reviewed by the advisory board. The advisory board shall not have any powers, duties or functions concerning the day-to-day operations of the office of the state fire marshal.

(c) The board shall be composed of nine members who shall be appointed by the governor. Four members shall represent retail marketers of liquefied petroleum gas; one member shall represent the insurance industry; one member shall represent wholesalers, resellers, suppliers and importers of liquefied petroleum gas; one member shall represent manufacturers and distributors of liquefied petroleum gas equipment and transporters of liquefied petroleum gas; and two members shall come from the public. At no time shall more than five members of the advisory board be members of the same political party.

(d) The regular term of office of members of the advisory board shall be four years. Regular terms shall commence on the second Monday in January following the appointment of a board member.

(e) Of the members of the board appointed in the year 2004:

(1) Four members shall have terms ending on the second Monday in January 2008 and no more than two such members shall be members of the same political party; and

(2) five members shall have terms ending on the second Monday in January 2007 and no more than three such members shall be members of the same political party.

(f) Any member appointed subsequent to 2004 shall be appointed for a four-year term, unless such appointment is to fill the unexpired term where a vacancy has occurred on the advisory board, in which case the member shall be appointed for the remainder of the unexpired term.

(g) Members of any such advisory committee shall serve without compensation. The membership shall be selected based on the individual's knowledge regarding liquefied petroleum gas, insurance or other relevant expertise.

History: L. 2004, ch. 111, 5; Apr. 22.