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66-1,110. Public motor carriers of property, of household goods or of passengers declared common carriers. All "public motor carriers of property, of household goods or of passengers" as defined in this act are hereby declared to be common carriers within the meaning of the public utility laws of this state, and are hereby declared to be affected with a public interest and subject to this act, to the extent not preempted by federal law, and to the laws of this state, including the regulation of all rates and charges now in force or that hereafter may be enacted, pertaining to public utilities and common carriers as far as applicable, and not in conflict.

History: L. 1931, ch. 236, § 3; L. 2001, ch. 92, § 8; L. 2021, ch. 77, § 3; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:


Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Transporation in Transition: KCC Regulation of Motor Carriers into the 1980's," Mary Piper Wettig, 57, No. 5, J.K.B.A. 19, 21 (1988).

"Public Motor Carriers, Negligence Per Se and Attorneys Fees Too," Robert G. Herndon, J.K.T.L.A. Vol. XXI, No. 6, 9 (1998).


1. Bus company held liable for excluding colored passenger from station. Higgins v. Southern Kansas Stage Lines Co., 141 Kan. 641, 646, 42 P.2d 599.

2. Contract carrier not common carrier, nor subject to laws generally relating to common carriers. Volok v. McCarter Truck Line, 156 Kan. 128, 130, 131 P.2d 713.

3. Allegations that statutes could not be applied to plaintiffs' business did not justify convening three-judge court; question of fact. Bartlett & Co., Grain v. State Corp. Com'n of Kansas, 223 F. Supp. 975, 977, 978, 981.

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