Session of 1999
HOUSE BILL No. 2024
By Committee on Utilities
9 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 distribution facilities.
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 state.
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
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 commission.
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, 2001.
31 (c) On and after July 1, 2001, 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, 2001, for the
35 purposes of K.S.A. 79-1439 and amendments thereto:
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 purposes.
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.
44 Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
45 publication in the statute book.