Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 74-599
- Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
Notwithstanding the provisions of K.S.A. 77-514, and amendments thereto, on and after July 1, 2004, with respect to hearings pursuant to K.S.A. 65-6a18 et seq., and amendments thereto, before the secretary of agriculture in accordance with the Kansas administrative procedure act, a hearing officer from the office of administrative hearings shall be the presiding officer unless the party requests that the matter, for which a hearing has been scheduled or for which a right to a hearing exists, be heard by a hearing officer appointed by the secretary.