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8-2702. Same; definitions. Except as otherwise provided, as used in the Kansas transportation network company services act:

(a) "Act" means the Kansas transportation network company services act.

(b) "Digital network" means any online-enabled application, software, website or system offered or utilized by a transportation network company that enables the prearrangement of rides with transportation network company drivers.

(c) "Personal vehicle" means a vehicle that is used by a transportation network company driver in connection with providing a prearranged ride and is:

(1) Owned, leased or otherwise authorized for use by the transportation network company driver; and

(2) not a taxicab, limousine or for-hire vehicle.

(d) "Prearranged ride" means the provision of transportation by a driver to a rider, beginning when a driver accepts a ride requested by a rider through a digital network controlled by a transportation network company, continuing while the driver transports a requesting rider, and ending when the last requesting rider departs from the personal vehicle. A "prearranged ride" does not include transportation provided using a taxi, limousine or other for-hire vehicle.

(e) "Transportation network company" or "TNC" means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other entity operating in Kansas that uses a digital network to connect transportation network company riders to transportation network company drivers who provide prearranged rides. A transportation network company shall not be deemed to control, direct or manage the personal vehicles or transportation network company drivers that connect to its digital network, except where agreed to by written contract.

(f) "Transportation network company driver" or "driver" means an individual who:

(1) Receives connections to potential passengers and related services from a transportation network company in exchange for payment of a fee to the transportation network company; and

(2) uses a personal vehicle to provide services for riders matched through a digital network controlled by a transportation network company and receives, in exchange for providing the passenger a ride, compensation that exceeds the individual's cost to provide the ride.

(g) "Transportation network company rider" or "rider" means an individual or persons who use a transportation network company's digital network to connect with a transportation network driver who provides prearranged rides to the rider in the driver's personal vehicle between points chosen by the rider.

(h) "Vehicle owner" means the owner of a personal vehicle.

History: L. 2015, ch. 43, § 2; L. 2015, ch. 69, § 2; July 1.

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