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74-9301. Information network of Kansas, Inc.; definitions. As used in this act, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context shall indicate another or different meaning or intent:

(a) The acronym "INK" shall mean the information network of Kansas, Inc., created by K.S.A. 74-9303, or, if INK shall be abolished, the board, body or commission succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to whom the powers given by this act to INK shall be given by law.

(b) The word "gateway" shall mean any centralized electronic information system by which public information shall be provided via dial-in modem or continuous link to the public through subscription or through public libraries.

(c) The term "public information" shall mean any information stored, gathered or generated in electronic or magnetic form by the state of Kansas, its agencies or instrumentalities, which is included within the information deemed to be public pursuant to the Kansas open records act, K.S.A. 45-215 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(d) The word "agency" shall mean any agency or instrumentality of the state of Kansas which stores, gathers or generates public information.

(e) The term "network manager" shall mean the entity or person engaged to manage and run the gateway or network on behalf of INK.

(f) The term "user association" shall mean an association:

(1) Whose membership is identifiable by regular payment of association dues and regularly maintained membership lists;

(2) which is registered with the state or is a Kansas corporation;

(3) which exists for the purpose of advancing the common occupation or profession of its membership; and

(4) which, after the appointment of the initial board of INK, regularly promotes and encourages the subscription of its members to the gateway service provided by INK.

History: L. 1990, ch. 266, § 1; L. 1990, ch. 274, § 1; May 17.

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