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12-808a. Electric or gas utility outside city limits; eminent domain; determination of rates. Whenever the governing body or the board of public utilities of any city owning or operating an electric or gas utility, any part of which is defined as a public utility under K.S.A. 66-104, shall deem it necessary for the proper construction, operation and management of such public utility, said governing body or board shall have and are hereby granted the power of eminent domain outside the corporate limit of such city, within the area subject to the jurisdiction and control of the corporation commission.

Subject to the approval of the corporation commission, every such utility shall have and is hereby granted the power and authority to determine the rate for service within any area located outside of and more than three (3) miles from the corporate limits of a city. However, nothing herein shall be construed as affecting the validity of rates, charged to consumers in such areas by a municipally owned or operated gas or electric utility, which have been established and are in effect on the effective date of this act, but any change in such rates shall be subject to the approval of the corporation commission and must receive the commission's approval before said rates shall become effective.

History: L. 1968, ch. 333, ยง 8; March 30.

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