SB 74--
By Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

AN ACT concerning building energy efficiency standards; amending K.S.A. 66-131a and repealing the existing section. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: Section 1. K.S.A. 66-131a is hereby amended to read as follows: 66- 131a. (a) Except as provided by subsection (b), every municipally owned or operated electric or gas utility, and every electric or gas utility operating wholly and solely within the legal boundaries of any municipality and within three (3) miles of any municipal boundary, shall be deemed a ``public utility'' as defined in K.S.A. 66-104 and amendments thereto, for the purpose of filing with the state corporation commission tariffs and rules and regulations restricting connections or attachments to their sys- tems of residential, commercial or industrial structures with respect to such heat loss standards and energy efficiency ratios for air-conditioners and heat pumps as the state corporation commission shall from time to time adopt structures that do not comply with the energy efficiency stan- dards required for such structures under the federal energy policy act of 1992. (b) The state corporation commission does not have authority to adopt or enforce energy efficiency standards for: (1) Any commercial structure located in a city or county that has adopted and in effect energy efficiency standards for commercial struc- tures that meet the minimum standards required for such structures under the federal energy policy act of 1992; or (2) any residential structure. Sec. 2. K.S.A. 66-131a is hereby repealed. Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.