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66-104e. Jurisdiction over certain water or natural gas public utilities otherwise subject to city regulation. (a) Any city by ordinance may relinquish to the state corporation commission the city's power and authority under K.S.A. 66-104, and amendments thereto, to control and regulate any privately owned and operated natural gas or water public utilities situated and operated wholly or principally within the city or principally operated for the benefit of the city or its people. Subsequently the city by ordinance may reassert the city's power and authority under K.S.A. 66-104, and amendments thereto, to control and regulate such utility.

(b) Within five business days after adoption of any ordinance described in subsection (a):

(1) The city clerk shall forward a certified copy of the ordinance to the state corporation commission; and

(2) if the ordinance relinquishes jurisdiction of a privately owned and operated natural gas or water public utility, such utility shall file with the commission an application for a certificate of convenience and necessity.

(c) Upon receipt of an ordinance relinquishing jurisdiction of a natural gas or water public utility pursuant to this section, the commission shall assume jurisdiction and control of the privately owned and operated natural gas or water public utility as provided by law for other natural gas or water public utilities under the jurisdiction of the commission. The commission shall maintain such jurisdiction and control until the city subsequently adopts and files with the commission an ordinance reasserting the city's power and authority pursuant to K.S.A. 66-104, and amendments thereto.

(d) A city shall not adopt any ordinance described in subsection (a) more often than once every two years.

History: L. 1997, ch. 84, § 2; L. 2009, ch. 74, § 2; July 1.


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