Chapter 46.--LEGISLATURE

      46-289.   Same; cease and desist order; emergencies. (a) If the commission determines after notice and opportunity for a hearing that any person has engaged or is engaging in any act or practice constituting a violation of any provision of K.S.A. 46-215 through 46-286, and amendments thereto, or any rule and regulation or order hereunder, the commission by order may require that such person cease and desist from the unlawful act or practice and take such affirmative action as in the judgment of the commission will carry out the purposes of K.S.A. 46-215 through 46-286, and amendments thereto.

      (b)   If the commission makes written findings of fact that the public interest will be irreparably harmed by delay in issuing an order under subsection (a), the commission may issue an emergency temporary cease and desist order. Such order, even when not an order within the meaning of K.S.A. 77-502 and amendments thereto, shall be subject to the same procedures as an emergency order issued under K.S.A. 77-536 and amendments thereto. Upon the entry of such an order, the commission shall promptly notify the person subject to the order that it has been entered, of the reasons therefor and that upon written request the matter will be set for a hearing which shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act. If no hearing is requested and none is ordered by the commission, the order will remain in effect until it is modified or vacated by the commission. If a hearing is requested or ordered, the commission, after notice of and opportunity for hearing to the person subject to the order, shall by written findings of fact and conclusions of law vacate, modify or make permanent the order. Any such order shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction.

      History:   L. 1988, ch. 181, § 3; L. 1991, ch. 150, § 35; July 1.