Session of 1998
HOUSE BILL No. 2780
By Committee on Utilities
AN ACT concerning natural gas service;
providing for competition in
10 retail sales.
12 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the
State of Kansas:
13 Section 1. (a) As
used in this section:
14 (1) ``Commission'' means
the state corporation commission.
15 (2) ``Distribution''
means the business of distribution of natural gas
16 or the ownership, operation or control of
17 (3) ``Distribution
facility'' means any plant or equipment, other than
18 a transportation facility, that is used for
the distribution of natural gas.
19 (4) ``Retail supplier''
means a person or entity selling or offering to
20 sell natural gas at retail in this
21 (5) ``Transportation''
means the business of transporting natural gas
22 or the ownership, operation or control of
transportation facilities. ``Trans-
23 portation'' does not include delivery of
natural gas service to a retail cus-
25 (6) ``Transportation
facility'' means any plant or equipment that is
26 used for the transportation of natural gas
and is under the jurisdiction of
27 the federal energy regulatory
28 (b) The commission shall
develop and implement a plan to allow all
29 retail natural gas customers in this state
to select a retail supplier of the
30 customer's choice on and after July 1,
31 (c) On and after July 1,
2000, for the purposes of chapter 66 of the
32 Kansas Statutes Annotated, ``natural gas
public utility'' does not include
33 the business of selling or offering to sell
natural gas at retail.
34 (d) For all taxable
years commencing on or after July 1, 2000, for the
35 purposes of K.S.A. 79-1439 and amendments
36 (1) Natural gas public
utility property, whether real or personal, tan-
37 gible or intangible, includes only property
subject to regulation and in-
38 cluded in natural gas public utility rate
bases by the commission; and
39 (2) all other property
of a retail supplier shall be considered property
40 used for commercial and industrial
41 (e) Nothing in this
section shall be construed to limit or otherwise
42 affect the commission's jurisdiction,
authority and duty to regulate dis-
43 tribution as a public utility.
1 Sec. 2. This
act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
2 publication in the statute book.