Property Valuation Education

 

Notice of Public Hearing

A public hearing will be conducted at 1 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2016, in the conference room of the Office of the Secretary of Revenue, 2th Floor, Docking State Office Building, 915 S.W. Harrison Street, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1585, to consider amendments to an existing administrative regulation of the Secretary of Revenue, K.A.R. 93-6-3, establishing continuing education requirements for maintaining the designation of registered mass appraiser.

This 60-day notice of the public hearing shall constitute a public comment period for the purpose of receiving written public comments on the proposed amendments. All interested parties may submit written comments prior to the hearing to Marilyn Cathey, Public Service Administrator, Division of Property Valuation, 4th Floor, Docking State Office Building, 915 S.W. Harrison Street, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1585 (marilyn.cathey@kdor.ks.gov).

All interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity to present their views, orally or in writing, concerning the adoption of the proposed amendments during the hearing. In order to give all persons an opportunity to present their views, it may be necessary to request each participant to limit any oral presentations to five minutes.

Any individual with a disability may request accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing and may request the proposed amendments and economic impact statement in an accessible format. Request for accommodation to participate in the hearing should be made at least five working days in advance of the hearing by contacting Marilyn Cathey at 785-296-2365. Handicapped parking is located in State Parking Lot No. 2, southeast of the Docking State Office Building facing 10th Street, and the east entrance to the Docking State Office Building is accessible.

A summary of the proposed amendments and their economic impact follows:

93-6-3. Continuing education requirements. The proposed amendments to the regulation add the new 7-hour National USPAP Update for Mass Appraisal by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation (IAAO course 181) as an alternative course available to maintain the registered mass appraiser (RMA) designation. With the creation of the National USPAP Update for Mass Appraisal in 2015 by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation (IAAO course 181), the Kansas standards of mass appraisal workshop is no longer needed. The Department of Revenue continues to estimate the cost of continuing education will range from $415 to $850 per year, depending on the courses selected. These costs will be borne by the registered mass appraiser, except where the county elects to pay for the courses. There will be no economic impact on the general public, except as indicated above.

Copies of the proposed amendments and the economic impact statement may be obtained from the Division of Property Valuation or may be accessed from the Division's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/pvd.html.

Nick Jordan

Secretary of Revenue

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