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55-1,101. Definitions. (a) As used in K.S.A. 55-1,101 through 55-1,109, and amendments thereto:

(1) "Gas gathering services" means the gathering or preparation of natural gas for transportation, including transportation to a main transmission line or to any exit tap on a gas gathering system, whether such services are performed for hire or in connection with the purchase of natural gas by the person gathering or preparing the gas or a marketer affiliated with the person gathering or preparing the gas. "Gas gathering services" does not include the gathering of natural gas by an owner or operator of gathering facilities who: (A) Does not hold such facilities out for hire on or after the effective date of this act; and (B) does not purchase the gas for resale. Existing, new or additional exit taps added to a gas gathering system shall not cause a gas gathering system to be regulated as a public utility as that term is used in K.S.A. 66-104, and amendments thereto, or as a common carrier as that term is used in K.S.A. 66-105, and amendments thereto.

(2) "Exit tap on a gas gathering system" means the point on a gas gathering system at which natural gas is delivered to a consumer, homeowner, business, agricultural user, person, gas marketer or public utility.

(3) Other terms have the meanings provided by K.S.A. 55-150, and amendments thereto.

(b) The provisions of K.S.A. 55-1,101 through 55-1,109, and amendments thereto, shall be part of and supplemental to chapter 55 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated.

History: L. 1997, ch. 132, § 22; L. 1998, ch. 61, § 1; L. 2007, ch. 109, § 1; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

66-104, 66-105.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Exclusion of gas gathering from public utility and common carrier regulation, see 66-105a.

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