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74-8946. Bonds for electric transmission facilities. (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Appurtenances" means all substations, towers, poles and other structures and equipment necessary for the bulk transfer of electricity.

(2) "Electric transmission line" means any line or extension of a line which is at least five miles long and which is used for the bulk transfer of electricity.

(b) The Kansas development finance authority is hereby authorized to issue revenue bonds in amounts sufficient to pay the following described costs of construction, upgrading and acquisition, including any required interest on the bonds during such construction, upgrading and acquisition, plus all amounts required for the costs of bond issuance and any required reserves on the bonds: (1) Construction or upgrading of electric transmission lines and appurtenances which are owned and operated by an electric municipal utility or which are to be used for the transfer of electricity with an operating voltage of 34.5 kilovolts or more of electricity; (2) acquisition of the right-of-way on which such transmission lines and appurtenances are to be constructed; and (3) upgrading of such electric transmission lines and appurtenances. The bonds, and interest thereon, issued pursuant to this section shall be payable from revenues derived from use of the transmission lines.

(c) The provisions of subsection (a) of K.S.A. 74-8905, and amendments thereto, shall not prohibit the issuance of bonds by the Kansas development finance authority for the purposes of this section and any such issuance of bonds is exempt from the provisions of subsection (a) of K.S.A. 74-8905, and amendments thereto, which would operate to preclude such issuance.

(d) Revenue bonds, including refunding revenue bonds, issued hereunder shall not constitute an indebtedness of the state of Kansas, nor shall they constitute indebtedness within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory provision limiting the incurring of indebtedness.

(e) Revenue bonds, including refunding revenue bonds, issued hereunder and the income derived therefrom are and shall be exempt from all state, county and municipal taxation in the state of Kansas, except Kansas estate taxes.

History: L. 2003, ch. 81, § 31; L. 2004, ch. 120, § 10; July 1.

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