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Volume 40 - Issue 16 - April 22, 2021

(Published in the Kansas Register April 22, 2021.)

Senate Bill No. 24

An Act concerning municipalities; prohibiting any requirements that impact a customer’s use of energy; relating to the retail provision of natural gas and propane; creating the Kansas energy choice act.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. (a) As used in this section:

(1) “Municipality” means any county, city, township or other political or taxing subdivision thereof, or any board, bureau, commission, committee, department, division or other agency thereof.

(2) “Utility service” means the retail provision of natural gas or propane.

(b) A municipality shall not impose any ordinance, resolution, code, rule, provision, standard, permit, plan or any other binding action that prohibits, discriminates against, restricts, limits, impairs, or has the effect thereof, an end use customer’s use of a utility service.

(c) This section shall not be construed to restrict the ability of a municipality to limit an end use customer’s use of a utility service if the end use customer is such municipality.

(d) This section shall be known and may be cited as the Kansas energy choice act.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Kansas register.

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