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66-105. Common carriers defined. As used in this act, "common carriers" shall include all freight-line companies, equipment companies, pipe-line companies, and all persons and associations of persons, whether incorporated or not, operating such agencies for public use in the conveyance of persons or property within this state.

History: L. 1911, ch. 238, § 4; L. 2005, ch. 21, § 3; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

The corporation commission and regulation of intrastate air rates, 3 K.L.R. 370, 371, 372 (1955).

Case in annotations Nos. 5 and 6 below discussed and analyzed in 1956-57 survey of oil and gas law, W.F. Schell, 6 K.L.R. 213, 220 to 222 (1957).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Section legislative construction that railroads, street railroads, etc., distinctive organizations. O'Malley v. Riley County, 86 Kan. 752, 757, 121 P. 1108.

2. Interurban railway; local service within city; control of utilities commission. In re Wright, 102 Kan. 329, 331, 170 P. 28.

3. Cited; pipe-line company without authority to condemn underground stratum for gas storage. Strain v. Cities Service Gas Co., 148 Kan. 393, 400, 83 P.2d 124.

4. Discussed; term "public utility corporation" in another statute includes common carriers. Edwards County Comm'rs v. Simmons, 159 Kan. 41, 51, 151 P.2d 960.

5. Pipe-line company carrying own oil not "common carrier" or "public utility." State, ex rel., v. Sinclair Pipe Line Co., 180 Kan. 425, 438, 439, 304 P.2d 930.

6. Section not applicable to oil pipe lines engaged in interstate commerce. State, ex rel., v. Sinclair Pipe Line Co., 180 Kan. 425, 426, 304 P.2d 930.

7. Section cited; Cities Service Gas Co. is a "public utility." Cities Service Gas Co. v. State Corporation Commission, 222 Kan. 598, 602, 567 P.2d 1343.

8. Cited; where common carrier seeking rate increase also "public utility" under 66-104, it meets jurisdictional test of 66-118a. MAPCO Intrastate Pipeline Co. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 10 Kan. App. 2d 527, 529, 704 P.2d 989 (1985).


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