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66-104a. Certain telephone utilities not subject to commission jurisdiction; conditions. (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), no telephone public utility shall be subject to the jurisdiction, regulation, supervision and control of the state corporation commission if it meets the following conditions: (1) The original cost of its telephone public utility facilities located in this state constitutes less than 1% of the total original cost of all its telephone public utility facilities located everywhere, (2) the telephone public utility does not have a central office in this state, (3) the telephone public utility is subject to the jurisdiction, regulation, supervision and control of a regulatory agency existing under the laws of any state bordering upon this state, (4) the telephone public utility certifies to the state corporation commission that a regulatory commission of a bordering state has asserted jurisdiction, regulation, supervision and control over its telephonic operations, and (5) customers of the telephone public utility in this state are charged the same rates and are provided service under the same terms and conditions as are its customers located in similar areas in a bordering state.

(b) The state corporation commission shall retain such jurisdiction and control over any such telephone public utility necessary to insure compliance with the condition that customers of the telephone public utility in this state are provided service under the same terms and conditions as are its customers located in similar areas of a bordering state and may, in its discretion, require any such utility to furnish copies of documents filed with the appropriate regulatory agency of the appropriate bordering state which demonstrate its compliance with such condition. Also, any such telephone public utility shall be subject to such orders on industry practices and quality of service as the state corporation commission may from time to time promulgate.

(c) The service of a telephone public utility, otherwise authorized to transact business pursuant to K.S.A. 66-131 and amendments thereto, relating to the provision of radio communication, including cellular radio, which is one-way, two-way or multiple, between mobile and base stations, between mobile and land stations, including land line telephones, between mobile stations or between land stations, shall not be subject to the jurisdiction, regulation, supervision and control of the state corporation commission.

History: L. 1980, ch. 199, § 1; L. 1985, ch. 224, § 2; L. 1987, ch. 256, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 264, § 1; July 1.


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