An Act relating to consumer protection; concerning the definition of family partnership;
amending K.S.A. 50-624 and repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. K.S.A. 50-624 is hereby amended to read as follows: 50-
624. As used in this act:

      (a) ``Agricultural purpose'' means a purpose related to the production,
harvest, exhibition, marketing, transportation, processing or manufacture
of agricultural products by a consumer who cultivates, plants, propagates
or nurtures the agricultural products. ``Agricultural products'' includes
agricultural, horticultural, viticultural, and dairy products, livestock, wild-
life, poultry, bees, forest products, fish and shellfish, and any products
thereof, including processed and manufactured products, and any and all
products raised or produced on farms and any processed or manufactured
products thereof.

      (b) ``Consumer'' means an individual or, husband and wife, sole pro-
prietor, or family partnership who seeks or acquires property or services
for personal, family, household, business or agricultural purposes.

      (c) ``Consumer transaction'' means a sale, lease, assignment or other
disposition for value of property or services within this state (except in-
surance contracts regulated under state law) to a consumer; or a solici-
tation by a supplier with respect to any of these dispositions.

      (d) ``Family partnership'' means a partnership in which all of the
partners are natural persons related to each other, all of whom have a
common ancestor within the third degree of relationship, by blood or by
adoption, or the spouses or the stepchildren of any such persons, or per-
sons acting in a fiduciary capacity for persons so related.

      (d) (e) ``Final judgment'' means a judgment, including any supporting
opinion, that determines the rights of the parties and concerning which
appellate remedies have been exhausted or the time for appeal has ex-

      (e) (f) ``Merchantable'' means, in addition to the qualities prescribed
in K.S.A. 84-2-314 and amendments thereto, in conformity in all material
respects with applicable state and federal statutes and regulations estab-
lishing standards of quality and safety.

      (f) (g) ``Person'' means any individual, corporation, government, gov-
ernmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership,
association, cooperative or other legal entity.

      (g) (h) ``Property'' includes real estate, goods and intangible personal

      (h) (i) ``Services'' includes:

      (1) Work, labor and other personal services;

      (2) privileges with respect to transportation, hotel and restaurant ac-
commodations, education, entertainment, recreation, physical culture,
hospital accommodations, funerals and cemetery accommodations; and

      (3) any other act performed for a consumer by a supplier.

      (i) (j) ``Supplier'' means a manufacturer, distributor, dealer, seller,
lessor, assignor, or other person who, in the ordinary course of business,
solicits, engages in or enforces consumer transactions, whether or not
dealing directly with the consumer.

 Sec.  2. K.S.A. 50-624 is hereby repealed.
 Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.

Approved March 27, 2001.