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56a-101. Definitions. In this act:

(a) "Business" includes every trade, occupation, and profession.

(b) "Debtor in bankruptcy" means a person who is the subject of:

(1) An order for relief under title 11 of the United States code or a comparable order under a successor statute of general application; or

(2) a comparable order under federal, state, or foreign law governing insolvency.

(c) "Distribution" means a transfer of money or other property from a partnership to a partner in the partner's capacity as a partner or to the partner's transferee.

(d) "Foreign limited liability partnership" means a partnership that:

(1) Is formed under laws other than the laws of this state; and

(2) has the status of a limited liability partnership under those laws.

(e) "Limited liability partnership" means a partnership that has filed a statement of qualification under K.S.A. 56a-1001 and does not have a similar statement in effect in any other jurisdiction.

(f) "Partnership" means an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit formed under K.S.A. 56a-202, predecessor law, or comparable law of another jurisdiction.

(g) "Partnership agreement" means the agreement, whether written, oral, or implied, among the partners concerning the partnership, including amendments to the partnership agreement.

(h) "Partnership at will" means a partnership in which the partners have not agreed to remain partners until the expiration of a definite term or the completion of a particular undertaking.

(i) "Partnership interest" or "partner's interest in the partnership" means all of a partner's interests in the partnership, including the partner's transferable interest and all management and other rights.

(j) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity.

(k) "Property" means all property, real, personal, or mixed, tangible or intangible, or any interest therein.

(l) "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

(m) "Statement" means a statement of partnership authority under K.S.A. 56a-303, a statement of denial under K.S.A. 56a-304, a statement of dissociation under K.S.A. 56a-704, a statement of dissolution under K.S.A. 56a-805, a statement of merger under K.S.A. 56a-907, a statement of qualification under K.S.A. 56a-1001, a statement of foreign qualification under K.S.A. 56a-1102 or an amendment or cancellation of any of the foregoing.

(n) "Transfer" includes an assignment, conveyance, lease, mortgage, deed, and encumbrance.

History: L. 1998, ch. 93, ยง 1; Jan. 1, 1999.

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