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66-118b. Same; petition for reconsideration; order; time for filing appeal. No cause of action arising out of any order or decision of the commission shall accrue in any court to any party unless such party shall petition for reconsideration in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 77-529 and amendments thereto, except that the commission shall have 30 days to issue an order on reconsideration. No party shall, in any court, urge or rely upon any ground not set forth in the petition. An order made after reconsideration, abrogating, changing or modifying the original order or decision, shall have the same force and effect as an original order or decision, including the obligation to file a petition for reconsideration, as provided in this section, as a condition precedent to filing an action for review thereof. The time for filing an appeal of any order or decision in a proceeding shall run from the date that all petitions for reconsideration in such proceeding have been denied or such petitions for reconsideration are deemed denied pursuant to subsection (b) of K.S.A. 77-529 and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1929, ch. 220, § 2; L. 1970, ch. 268, § 1; L. 1976, ch. 285, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 318, § 116; L. 1988, ch. 356, § 226; L. 1989, ch. 283, § 23; L. 1995, ch. 5, § 2; L. 1997, ch. 132, § 3; 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).

Under prior law state corporation commission had to grant or deny application for rehearing within ten days, Robert F. Bennett, 39 J.B.A.K. 107, 183 (1970).

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

"Motor Carrier Cases Before the State Corporation Commission," Larry E. Gregg, 48 J.B.A.K. 107, 117 (1979).

"Transportation in Transition: KCC Regulation of Motor Carriers into the 1980's," Mary Piper Wettig, 57, No. 5, J.K.B.A. 19, 24 (1988).

"Appellate Court Jurisdiction: An Update," Debra S. Byrd, 58 J.K.B.A. No. 1, 21, 23 (1989).

"Survey of Kansas Law: Administrative Law", Steve A. Leben, 37 K.L.R. 679, 713 (1989).

"Kansas Appellate Advocacy: An Inside View of Common-Sense Strategy," Patrick Hughes, 66 J.K.B.A. No. 2, 26 (1997).

"Procedures Under the Kansas Act for Judicial Review and Civil Enforcement of Agency Actions, K.S.A. 77-601 et seq.," Martha J. Coffman, 76 J.K.B.A. No. 2, 21 (2007).


1. Nature and scope of appellate review considered. Southern Kansas Stage Lines Co. v. Public Service Comm., 135 Kan. 657, 661, 11 P.2d 985.

2. Order refusing TL application made pursuant to 66-183 to 66-185, subject to review. Central Kan. Electric Co-operative Ass'n v. State Corporation Comm. et al., 165 Kan. 471, 475, 196 P.2d 212.

3. Commission's rate order broader than rate hearing notice held void. Atchison, T. & S.F. Rld. Co. v. State Corporation Comm., 166 Kan. 548, 549, 203 P.2d 211.

4. Application for rehearing not condition precedent to appellate review of matter remanded. Stewart v. State Corporation Commission, 181 Kan. 666, 667, 669, 313 P.2d 749.

5. Commission's order authorizing railroad to dualize station agencies held lawful and reasonable. Community of Woodston v. State Corporation Comm., 186 Kan. 747, 750, 353 P.2d 206.

6. Procedure and standards prescribed as prerequisites to granting contract carrier permits stated and applied; commission's findings upheld; permits properly granted. Class I Rail Carriers v. State Corporation Commission, 191 Kan. 201, 203, 380 P.2d 396.

7. Mentioned; procedure for determining rates for telephone company. Southwestern Bell Tel. Co. v. State Corporation Commission, 192 Kan. 39, 43, 89, 386 P.2d 515.

8. Mentioned; orders of administrative agencies to be reasonable must be supported by substantial evidence. Darnell Truck Service v. State Corporation Commission, 194 Kan. 96, 98, 397 P.2d 385.

9. Mentioned in determining summary judgment not available to interpret certificate of convenience and necessity. Pelican Transfer & Storage v. State Corporation Commission, 195 Kan. 76, 79, 402 P.2d 762.

10. Application for rehearing a prerequisite to a petition for review. Graves Truck Line v. State Corporation Commission, 195 Kan. 82, 85, 402 P.2d 757.

11. Scope of appellate review considered. Creason v. American Bridge, 384 F.2d 475, 478.

12. Commission estopped from raising objection on ground applicant failed to comply with commission's rules when commission knew of applicant's failure to comply and proceeded to hear application. Missouri Pacific Rld. Co. v. State Corporation Commission, 205 Kan. 610, 613, 614, 470 P.2d 767.

13. A public utility, which was granted leave to intervene in the commission proceedings on allegations that the applicant owns common stock in the intervenor, and expressed desire to effect merger of the companies, does not possess requisite interest to entitle it to judicial review hereunder. Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Co. v. State Corporation Commission, 205 Kan. 838, 843, 473 P.2d 27.

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

15. New rates superseding rates being appealed not subject to judicial challenge for failure to file application for rehearing. Six Cities v. State Corporation Commission, 213 Kan. 413, 414, 516 P.2d 596.

16. Procedure before corporation commission; rehearing requirements; judicial review. Southwestern Bell Tel. Co. v. Kansas Corporation Commission, 6 Kan. App. 2d 444, 448, 449, 450, 629 P.2d 1174 (1981).

17. Ground for rehearing must be set forth in the application. A general allegation of unlawfulness or unreasonableness is insufficient. Peoples Natural Gas v. Kansas Corporation Commission, 7 Kan. App. 2d 519, 524, 525, 526, 644 P.2d 979 (1982).

18. Rate established by commission was not unlawful and unreasonable; commission did not have to establish "lifeline rate." Ash Grove Cement Co. v. Kansas Corporation Commission, 8 Kan. App. 2d 128, 129, 650 P.2d 747 (1982).

19. While recitation of specific grounds for rehearing prerequisite to review, no requirement to reassert at argument. In re Application of Southwestern Bell Tel. Co., 9 Kan. App. 2d 525, 536, 685 P.2d 304 (1984).

20. Noted; status of intrastate pipeline company as "public utility" under 66-104 and jurisdictional tests of 66-117 and 66-118a discussed. MAPCO Intrastate Pipeline Co. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 10 Kan. App. 2d 527, 529, 530, 704 P.2d 989 (1985).

21. Cited; failure to comply with mandatory provisions of 66-118a and 66-118c grounds for dismissal of appeal. W. S. Dickey Clay Mfg. Co. v. Kansas Corp. Comm'n, 241 Kan. 744, 747, 749, 740 P.2d 585 (1987).

22. When a petition for reconsideration of order in multi-order KCC action needs to be filed to exhaust administrative remedies discussed. Williams Natural Gas Co. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 22 Kan. App. 2d 326, 331, 916 P.2d 52 (1996).

23. Failure to raise arguments regarding commission's order in petition forecloses consideration on appeal. Grindsted Products, Inc. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 262 Kan. 294, 303, 937 P.2d 1 (1997).

24. Issues KCC failed to equitably apportion rate reductions and utility arbitrarily modified tariff not raised before KCC precluded on appeal. Farmland Industries, Inc. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 24 Kan. App. 2d 172, 204, 943 P.2d 470 (1997).

25. Supplemental issues in appellants' petition for reconsideration, with one exception, raised with sufficient specificity to meet statutory requirements. Citizens' Utility Ratepayer Bd. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 24 Kan. App. 2d 222, 227, 943 P.2d 494 (1997).

26. Only those claiming infringement of rights have standing to raise issue of notice. Midwest Gas Users' Ass'n. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n., 30 Kan. App. 2d 61, 40 P.3d 313 (2002).

27. Corporation commission's order upheld in levying penalty against excavator under Kansas underground utility act. Double M Constr. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 288 Kan. 268, 202 P.3d 7 (2009).

28. Time to appeal does not start to run until all petitions for reconsideration are denied. Sprint Communications Co. v. Kansas Corporation Comm'n, 45 Kan. App. 2d 460, 249 P.3d 1210 (2011).

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