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55-606. Rehearing; judicial review. (a) Any action of the commission pursuant to K.S.A. 55-601 through 55-609, and amendments thereto, is subject to review in accordance with the Kansas judicial review act. The action for review shall be brought in the district court having venue and first acquiring jurisdiction of the matter. Notwithstanding the provisions of K.S.A. 77-622, and amendments thereto, the authority of the court shall be limited to a judgment either affirming or setting aside in whole or in part the agency action.

(b) Before any action for judicial review may be brought by a person who was a party to the proceeding resulting in the agency action, a petition for reconsideration shall first be filed with the commission in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 77-529, and amendments thereto.

An action for judicial review may be brought by any person aggrieved by the agency action, whether or not such person was the petitioner for reconsideration. If no petition for reconsideration is filed, any person aggrieved by the agency action who was not a party to the proceeding before the commission may bring an action for judicial review of such agency action.

(c) Any action for review pursuant to this section shall have precedence in any court and on motion shall be advanced over any civil cause of different nature pending in such court. In any such action, a county abstract may be filed by the commission or any other interested party.

History: L. 1931, ch. 226, § 6; L. 1939, ch. 227, § 5; L. 1986, ch. 318, § 75; L. 1988, ch. 356, § 170; L. 1989, ch. 283, § 22; L. 2010, ch. 17, § 100; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

1957-59 survey of constitutional and administrative law, Fred N. Six and John W. Brand, Jr., 8 K.L.R. 222, 238 (1959).

Judicial review of administrative decisions, Kenton C. Granger, 33 J.B.A.K. 291, 335, 336 (1964).

1963-65 survey of administrative law, Kenton C. Granger, 14 K.L.R. 149, 155, 156 (1965).

"Secondary Recovery of Oil and Gas: Significance of Agency Approval," Robert L. Driscoll, 13 K.L.R. 481, 484, 485 (1965).

"Practice and Procedure before the State Corporation Commission," Fred B. Adam, 41 J.B.A.K. 199, 231, 232 (1972).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Section provides for judicial review; not intention to give right to enjoin. Wakefield v. State Corporation Comm., 151 K. 1003, 1004, 101 P.2d 880.

2. Party aggrieved by proration order must follow statutory procedure for redress. Continental Investment Corp. v. State Corporation Comm., 156 K. 858, 859, 865, 868, 137 P.2d 166.

3. Who constitutes "person aggrieved" discussed but not determined. Bennett v. Corporation Commission, 157 K. 589, 593, 142 P.2d 810.

4. Commission may fix state-wide minimum allowable production exceeding 15 barrels per well, when; statute construed. Aylward Production Corp. v. Corporation Commission, 162 K. 428, 429, 430, 432, 433, 443, 176 P.2d 861.

5. Cited; no appeal to supreme court under original school reorganization law. Evans v. George, 162 K. 614, 618, 178 P.2d 687.

6. Gas proration; appeal from commission's order tried on record; evidence; duty of district court. White Eagle Oil Co. v. State Corporation Comm., 168 K. 548, 551, 552, 554, 557, 214 P.2d 337.

7. Commission's order refusing to reinstate gas well underages upheld. Republic Natural Gas Co. v. State Corporation Commission, 173 K. 172, 177, 244 P.2d 1196.

8. Aggrieved party not party to original proceedings may challenge commission's order. Columbian Fuel Corp. v. Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co., 176 K. 433, 441, 271 P.2d 773.

9. Construed and applied; original, independent action against commission is unauthorized. Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Co. v. State Corporation Commission, 176 K. 561, 566, 568, 271 P.2d 1091.

10. Order of corporation commission fixing gas price at wellhead upheld. Cities Service Gas Co. v. State Corporation Commission, 180 K. 454, 457, 304 P.2d 528.

11. Petition for judicial review need not specify errors committed by commission. Jackson v. State Corporation Commission, 183 K. 246, 247, 248, 250, 326 P.2d 280.

12. Notice not mailed to one landowner; order ineffective as to him. Day v. State Corporation Commission, 185 K. 165, 166, 341 P.2d 1028. Modified on rehearing: 185 K. 382, 345 P.2d 651.

13. Special proration order conflicting with basic proration order is erroneous and unlawful. Stevens v. State Corporation Commission, 185 K. 190, 191, 192, 196, 341 P.2d 1021; Day v. State Corporation Commission, 185 K. 165, 341 P.2d 1048; Matzen v. State Corporation Commission, 185 K. 206, 341 P.2d 1031. Modified in denying rehearing: 185 K. 404, 345 P.2d 630.

14. Commission's allowable order presumed to be valid in collateral proceeding. State Corporation Commission of Kansas v. Wall, 113 F.2d 877, 878, 879, 880, 881.

15. 1939 act and corporation commission's order thereunder held valid; due process; equal protection. Bay Petroleum Corporation v. Corporation Commission, 36 F.Supp. 66, 67, 71.

16. District court has no jurisdiction to review commission's order in absence of filing a timely petition for rehearing; order need not be "final" to be subject to review; jurisdiction on review limited. Colorado Interstate Gas Co. v. State Corporation Comm., 192 K. 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 386 P.2d 266. Certiorari denied: 13 L.Ed 2d 333.

17. Only one judicial review of commission's orders regardless of the number of parties aggrieved. Colorado Interstate Gas Co. v. State Corporation Comm., 192 K. 29, 30, 33, 34, 386 P.2d 288. Certiorari denied: 13 L.Ed 2d 333.

18. Date of "making" of an order of the commission; rules applicable. Cities Service Gas Co. v. State Corporation Commission, 192 K. 707, 708, 711, 712, 713, 715, 716, 391 P.2d 74.

19. Mentioned in reviewing orders of Corporation Commission. Cities Service Gas Co. v. State Corporation Commission, 197 K. 338, 339, 416 P.2d 736.

20. Owner and operator of gas lease held to be an aggrieved party as contemplated hereunder. Cities Service Oil Co. v. State Corporation Commission, 205 K. 655, 659, 472 P.2d 257.

21. Cited in holding administrative remedies not exhausted in civil rights proceeding. Jenkins v. Newman Memorial County Hospital, 212 K. 92, 94, 510 P.2d 132.

22. Applied; alternative decree in action for partial cancellation of leases upheld; reasonable; supported by evidence. Rush v. King Oil Co., 220 K. 616, 626, 627, 556 P.2d 431.

23. Judicial review of commission rule, regulation, order or decision dealing with crude oil production discussed. Southwestern Bell Tel. Co. v. Kansas Corporation Commission, 6 K.A.2d 444, 452, 629 P.2d 1174 (1981).

24. District court not bound by commission findings of facts; court to make independent findings on review of record. Robert-Gay Energy Enterprises, Inc. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 235 K. 951, 955, 685 P.2d 299 (1984).

25. Legislature intended appeals hereunder to go directly to supreme court, despite 60-2101. Northwest Cent. Pipeline Corp. v. Kansas Corp. Comm'n, 237 K. 248, 268, 699 P.2d 1002 (1985).

26. Abstention affirmed where Kansas statutes provide adequate state court review of orders of KCC. Robert-Gay Energy v. State Corp. Com'n of Kansas, 753 F.2d 857, 860 (1985).


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