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66-125. Issuance of securities; certificate of commission required, when; proceedings; motor carriers exempted. (a) Any investor-owned electric public utility incorporated in the state of Kansas may issue stocks, certificates, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, payable at periods of more than 12 months after the date thereof, when necessary for the acquisition of property, for the purpose of carrying out its corporate powers, the construction, completion, extension or improvements of its facilities, for the improvements or maintenance of its service, for the discharge or lawful refunding of its obligations, or for such other purposes as may be authorized by law. Prior to any such issuance, there shall be secured from the commission a certificate stating the amount, character, purposes and terms on which such stocks, certificates, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness are proposed to be issued, as set out in the application for such certificate. In lieu of securing a certificate from the commission, if the issuance requires a registration statement to be filed with the securities and exchange commission or such utility obtains an authorization or approval of such issuance from another state or federal agency, the public utility may file with the state corporation commission a copy of the information filed with the securities and exchange commission or such other agency.

(b) The proceedings for obtaining such certificate from the commission and the conditions of its being issued shall be as follows:

(1) In case the stocks, certificates, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness are to be issued for money only, the public utility or common carrier shall file with the commission a statement, signed and verified by the president or other chief officer of the company having knowledge of the facts, showing:

(A) The amount and character of the proposed stocks, certificates, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness;

(B) the general purposes for which they are to be issued;

(C) the terms on which they are to be issued;

(D) the total assets and liabilities of the public utility or common carrier; and

(E) that the capital sought to be secured by the issuance of such stocks, certificates, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness is necessary and required for such purposes and will be used therefor.

(2) In case stocks, certificates, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness are to be issued partly or wholly for property or services or other consideration than money, the public utility or common carrier shall file with the commission a statement, signed and verified by the president or other chief officer having knowledge of the facts, showing:

(A) The amount and character of the stocks, certificates, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness proposed to be issued;

(B) the general purposes for which they are to be issued;

(C) a general description and an estimated value of the property or services for which they are to be issued;

(D) the terms on which they are to be issued or exchanged;

(E) the amount of money, if any, to be received for the same in addition to such property, services or other consideration;

(F) the total assets and liabilities of the public utility or common carrier; and

(G) that the capital sought to be secured by the issuance of such stocks, certificates, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness is necessary and required for such purposes and will be used therefor.

(c) The commission may also require the public utility or common carrier to furnish such further statements of facts as may be reasonable and pertinent to the inquiry. Upon full compliance by the applicant with the provisions of this section the commission shall forthwith issue a certificate stating the amount, character, purposes and terms upon which such stocks, certificates, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness are proposed to be issued, as set out in the application for such certificate. Any issue of stocks, certificates, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness not payable within one year, which shall be issued by such public utility or common carrier contrary to the provisions of this act shall be voidable by the commission, except as provided in subsection (d).

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to motor carriers, as defined in 49 C.F.R. § 390.5, as in effect on July 1, 2017, or any later version as established in rules and regulations adopted by the state corporation commission, or any public utility except as provided in subsection (a). Any issue of stocks, certificates, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness not payable within one year, which were issued by a motor carrier prior to the effective date of this act without obtaining a certificate from the commission shall be deemed valid.

History: L. 1911, ch. 238, § 25; R.S. 1923, 66-125; L. 1983, ch. 222, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 265, § 1; L. 1993, ch. 118, § 1; L. 1995, ch. 4, § 1; L. 1996, ch. 268, § 16; L. 1997, ch. 132, § 16; L. 2017, ch. 18, § 4; July 1.


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