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66-1710. Definitions. As used in this act:

(a) "Authorized person" means:

(1) An employee of a public utility or an employee of a contractor which has been authorized by a public utility to perform construction, operation or maintenance on or near the poles or structures of any utility;

(2) an employee of a cable television or communication services company or an employee of a contractor authorized to make cable television or communication service attachments; or

(3) an employee of the state or a county or municipality which has authorized circuit construction, operation or maintenance on or near the poles or structures of a public utility.

(b) "High voltage" means electricity in excess of 600 volts measured between conductors or between a conductor and the ground.

(c) "Overhead lines" means all electrical conductors installed above ground.

(d) "Person" means an individual, firm, joint venture, partnership, corporation, association, municipality or governmental unit which contracts to perform any function or activity upon any land, building, highway or other premises in proximity to an overhead line.

(e) "Public utility" means and includes those entities defined in K.S.A. 66-104, and amendments thereto, municipally owned electrical systems and electric cooperatives as defined in K.S.A. 17-4601 et seq., and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1993, ch. 119, ยง 2; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

66-1702.


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