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10-1201. Definitions. "Municipality" as used in this act means a municipality as defined in K.S.A. 10-101, and amendments thereto.

"Utility" as used in this act means any publicly owned utility, instrumentality or facility of a revenue producing character including but not limited to plants, facilities and instrumentalities for the purpose of supplying natural or manufactured gas, water or electric light and off-street parking facilities and sewage disposal plants, facilities and interceptor sewers.

"Revenue bonds" as used in this act means bonds issued by any municipality in this state to be paid exclusively from the revenue derived from the operation of a utility.

History: L. 1947, ch. 107, § 1; L. 1951, ch. 129, § 1; L. 1955, ch. 74, § 1; L. 1983, ch. 227, § 5; L. 1984, ch. 55, § 1; April 5.

Source or prior law:


Attorney General's Opinions:

Securities for public funds deposits in banks; revenue bonds. 84-127.


1. Ordinance, notice of election and ballot must state statute under which election held. Eastern Kansas Utilities, Inc. v. City of Paola, 165 Kan. 558, 564, 566, 569, 570, 196 P.2d 199.

2. Charging fee for sewage disposal makes sewage disposal plant revenue producing in character. City of Horton v. Robb, 173 Kan. 398, 400, 246 P.2d 253.

3. Applicability of chapter 10, article 12, distinguished from provisions of chapter 66 in upholding KCC jurisdiction under K.S.A. 10-1203. City of Wichita v. Kansas Corporation Commission, 225 Kan. 524, 530, 531, 532, 592 P.2d 880.

4. This and following sections cited in holding that the authority for issuance and sale of bonds is vested in governing body of the city, not board of public utilities. Board of Public Utilities v. City of Kansas City, 227 Kan. 194, 195, 605 P.2d 51.

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