Session of 1999
By Committee on Utilities

  9             AN  ACT concerning electric service; authorizing the state corporation
10             commission to provide for competition in retail sales of generation
11             service; repealing K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 66-1902.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. (a) As used in this section:
15             (1) "Commission" means the state corporation commission.
16             (2) "Distribution services" means services provided from the point
17       where electricity enters the distribution system to the point at which the
18       electricity is delivered to consumers.
19             (3) "Generation service" means electricity or capacity to generate
20       electricity but does not include transmission or distribution services.
21             (4) "Retail supplier" means a person or entity selling or offering to
22       sell generation service at retail in this state.
23             (5) "Transmission services" means services provided from the point
24       where electricity is generated to the point at which the electricity enters
25       the distribution system.
26             (b) The commission shall develop and implement a plan to allow all
27       retail electric customers in this state to select a retail supplier of the
28       customer's choice on and after July 1, 2002.
29             (c) On and after the date when the commission implements a plan
30       pursuant to subsection (b):
31             (1) For the purposes of chapter 66 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated,
32       "electric public utility" shall not include the business of selling or offering
33       to sell generation service at retail; and
34             (2) for the purposes of K.S.A. 66-1,170 through 66-1,176c, and
35       amendments thereto, "retail electric supplier" means a person or entity
36       engaged in the business of furnishing distribution services.
37             (d) For all taxable years commencing on or after the date when the
38       commission implements a plan pursuant to subsection (b), for the pur-
39       poses of K.S.A. 79-1439 and amendments thereto:
40             (1) Electric public utility property, whether real or personal, tangible
41       or intangible, includes only property subject to regulation and included
42       in electric utility rate bases by the commission; and
43             (2) all other property of a retail supplier shall be considered property
44       used for commercial and industrial purposes.
45             (e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit or otherwise
46       affect the commission's jurisdiction, authority and duty to regulate the
47       furnishing of distribution services as a public utility. 
48       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 66-1902 is hereby repealed.
49        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
50       publication in the statute book.