An Act concerning motor carriers; relating to the exemption of certain carriers; amending K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 66-1,109 and repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 66-1,109 is hereby amended to read as follows: 66-1,109. This act shall not require the following carriers to obtain a certificate, license or permit from the commission or file rates, tariffs, annual reports or provide proof of insurance with the commission:
(a) Transportation by motor carriers wholly within the corporate lim- its of a city or village in this state, or between contiguous cities or villages in this state or in this and another state, or between any city or village in this or another state and the suburban territory in this state within three miles of the corporate limits thereof, or between cities and villages in this state and cities and villages in another state which are within territory designated as a commercial zone by the interstate commerce commission, except that none of the exemptions specified in this subsection (a) shall apply to wrecker carriers and none of such exemptions shall apply to motor carriers of passengers, other than motor carriers of passengers operating as a part of the general transit system serving any such city or village in this or another state, operating on regular routes and time sched- ules between any city or village in this or another state, and the suburban territory in this state;
(b) a private motor carrier who operates within a radius of 25 miles beyond the corporate limits of its city or village of domicile, or who op- erates between cities and villages in this state and cities and villages in another state which are within territory designated as a commercial zone by the interstate commerce commission;
(c) the owner of livestock or producer of farm products transporting livestock of such owner or farm products of such producer to market in a motor vehicle of such owner or producer, or the motor vehicle of a neighbor on the basis of barter or exchange for service or employment, or to such owner or producer transporting supplies for the use of such owner or producer in a motor vehicle of such owner or producer, or in the motor vehicle of a neighbor on the basis of barter or exchange for service or employment;
(d) persons operating motor vehicles used only to transport property when no common carrier is accessible, but when common-carrier service is available then this last exemption is limited to the transportation of such property from origin to the nearest practicable common-carrier re- ceiving or loading point, or from a common-carrier unloading point by way of the shortest practicable route to destination, providing such motor vehicle does not pass a practicable delivery or receiving point of a com- mon carrier equipped to transport such load, or when used to transport property from the point of origin to point of destination thereof when the destination of such property is less distant from the point of origin thereof than the nearest practicable common-carrier receiving or loading point equipped to transport such load;
(e) (1) the transportation of children to and from school, or (2) to motor vehicles owned by schools, colleges, and universities, religious or charitable organizations and institutions, or governmental agencies, when used to convey students, inmates, employees, athletic teams, orchestras, bands or other similar activities;
(f) a new vehicle dealer as defined by K.S.A. 8-2401, and amend- ments thereto, when transporting property to or from the place of busi- ness of such dealer;
(g) motor vehicles carrying tools, property or material belonging to the owner of the vehicle and used in repair, building or construction work, not having been sold or being transported for the purpose of sale;
(h) persons operating motor vehicles which have an ad valorem tax situs in and are registered in the state of Kansas, and used only to trans- port grain from the producer to an elevator or other place for storage or sale for a distance of not to exceed 50 miles;
(i) the operation of hearses, funeral coaches, funeral cars or ambu- lances by motor carriers;
(j) motor vehicles owned and operated by the United States, the Dis- trict of Columbia, any state, any municipality or any other political sub- division of this state, including vehicles used exclusively for handling U.S. mail;
(k) any motor vehicle with a normal seating capacity of not more than the driver and 15 passengers while used for vanpooling or otherwise not for profit in transporting persons who, as a joint undertaking, bear or agree to bear all the costs of such operations, or motor vehicles with a normal seating capacity of not more than the driver and 15 passengers for not-for-profit transportation by one or more employers of employees to and from the factories, plants, offices, institutions, construction sites or other places of like nature where such persons are employed or ac- customed to work;
(l) motor vehicles used to transport water for domestic purposes or livestock consumption;
(m) transportation of sand, gravel, slag stone, limestone, crushed stone, cinders, calcium chloride, bituminous or concrete paving mixtures, blacktop, dirt or fill material to a construction site, highway maintenance or construction project or other storage facility and the operation of ready- mix concrete trucks in transportation of ready-mix concrete;
(n) the operation of a vehicle used exclusively for the transportation of solid waste, as the same is defined by K.S.A. 65-3402, and amendments thereto, to any solid waste processing facility or solid waste disposal area, as the same is defined by K.S.A. 65-3402, and amendments thereto;
(o) the transporting of vehicles used solely in the custom combining business when being transported by persons engaged in such business;
(p) the operation of vehicles used for servicing, repairing or trans- porting of implements of husbandry, as defined in K.S.A. 8-1427, and amendments thereto, by a person actively engaged in the business of buying, selling or exchanging implements of husbandry, if such operation is within 100 miles of such person's established place of business in this state;
(q) transportation by taxi or bus companies operated exclusively within any city or within 25 miles of the point of its domicile in a city;
(r) a vehicle being operated with a dealer license plate issued under K.S.A. 8-2406, and amendments thereto, and in compliance with K.S.A. 8-136, and amendments thereto, and vehicles being operated with a full- privilege license plate issued under K.S.A. 8-2425, and amendments thereto;
(s) any person operating a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less, transporting to or from an arts or craft show, hand-crafted products produced for resale by the owner or operator of such motor vehicle.
As used in this subsection, ``gross vehicle weight rating''
means the value specified by the manufacturer as the maximum loaded
weight of a single or a combination (articulated) vehicle. The
gross vehicle weight rating of a combination (articulated) vehicle
commonly referred to as the ``gross combination weight rating'' is
the gross vehicle weight rating of the power unit, plus the gross
vehicle weight rating of the towed unit or units;
(t) the operation of vehicles used for transporting materials used in the servicing or repairing of the refractory linings of industrial boilers; and
(u) transportation of newspapers published at least one time each week.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 66-1,109 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.
Approved April 10, 1996.