§ 8-301 Private use forbidden
§ 8-303 Enforcement of act
§ 8-304 Marking of vehicles of political subdivisions; vehicle defined
§ 8-305 Marking of vehicles of political subdivisions; how marked; exceptions
§ 8-306 Same; operation or control of unmarked vehicle; removal of officer or employee from office

Terms Used In Kansas Statutes > Chapter 8 > Article 3

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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. See Kansas Statutes 66-1710

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Customer: means the person in whose name a utility service is provided. See Kansas Statutes 66-1601
  • Damage: means any impact or contact with an underground facility, its appurtenances or its protective coating, or any weakening of the support for the facility or protective housing which requires repair. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Electric public utility: means the same as such term is defined in K. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Emergency: means any condition constituting a clear and present danger to life, health or property, or a customer service outage. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Excavation: means any operation in which earth, rock or other material below the surface is moved or otherwise displaced by any means, except tilling the soil for normal agricultural purposes, or railroad or road and ditch maintenance that does not change the existing railroad grade, road grade and/or ditch flowline, or operations related to exploration and production of crude oil or natural gas, or both. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Excavator: means any person who engages directly in excavation activities within the state of Kansas, but shall not include any occupant of a dwelling who: (1) Uses such dwelling as a primary residence; and (2) excavates on the premises of such dwelling. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Facility: means any sanitary sewer or underground line, system or structure used for transporting, gathering, storing, conveying, transmitting or distributing potable water, gas, electricity, communication, crude oil, refined or processed petroleum, petroleum products or hazardous liquids; facility shall not include, any stormwater sewers or production petroleum lead lines, salt water disposal lines or injection lines, which are not located on platted land or inside the corporate limits of any city. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • High voltage: means electricity in excess of 600 volts measured between conductors or between a conductor and the ground. See Kansas Statutes 66-1710
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Marking: means the use of stakes, paint, flags or other clearly identifiable materials to show the field location of underground facilities, in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the state corporation commission in the administration and enforcement of this act. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Municipality: means any city, county, municipal corporation, public district or public authority located in whole or in part within this state which provides firefighting, law enforcement, ambulance, emergency medical or other emergency services. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Notification center: means the statewide communication system operated by an organization which has as one of its purposes to receive and record notification of planned excavation in the state from excavators and to disseminate such notification of planned excavation to operators who are members and participants. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Operator: means any person who owns or leases an underground tier 1 or tier 2 facility, except for any person who is the owner of real property wherein is located underground facilities for the purpose of furnishing services or materials only to such person or occupants of such property. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Overhead lines: means all electrical conductors installed above ground. See Kansas Statutes 66-1710
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Permitted project: means a project where a permit for the work to be performed must be issued by a city, county, state or federal agency and, as a prerequisite to receiving such permit, the applicant must locate all underground facilities in the area of the work and in the vicinity of the excavation and notify each owner of such underground facilities. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, firm, association or corporation. See Kansas Statutes 66-1601
  • 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. See Kansas Statutes 66-1710
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, franchise holder, state, city, county or any governmental subdivision or instrumentality of a state and its employees, agents or legal representatives. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Platted land: means a tract or parcel of land which has been subdivided into lots of less than five acres for the purpose of building developments, including housing developments, and for which a surveyor's plat has been filed of record in the office of the register of deeds in the county where the land is located. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Preengineered project: means a public project or a project which is approved by a public agency wherein the public agency responsible for the project, as part of its engineering and contract procedures, holds a meeting prior to the commencement of any construction work on such project in which all persons, determined by the public agency to have underground facilities located within the construction area of the project, are invited to attend and given an opportunity to verify or inform the public agency of the location of their underground facilities, if any, within the construction area and where the location of all known and underground facilities are duly located or noted on the engineering drawing as specifications for the project. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public utility: means and includes those entities defined in K. See Kansas Statutes 66-1710
  • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights to them and interest in them, equitable as well as legal. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Reconnection: means the commencement of utility service, other than by a utility, to a customer or other person after service has been discontinued by the utility. See Kansas Statutes 66-1601
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Residence: means the place which is adopted by a person as the person's place of habitation and to which, whenever the person is absent, the person has the intention of returning. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • road: include public bridges and may be construed to be equivalent to "county way" "county road" "common road" "state road" and "territorial road. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Telecommunication service: means any telephone service or the transmission of a message, signal or other communication by telephone or telegraph or over telephone or telegraph facilities. See Kansas Statutes 66-1601
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tolerance zone: means the area not less than 24 inches of the outside dimensions in all horizontal directions of an underground facility, except that a larger tolerance zone for a tier 1, 2 or 3 facility may be established by rules and regulations adopted under K. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Utility: means any "public utility" as defined in K. See Kansas Statutes 66-1601
  • Utility service: means the provision of electricity, gas, water, telecommunication or any other service or commodity furnished by the utility for compensation. See Kansas Statutes 66-1601
  • vehicle: means a passenger motor vehicle having a seating capacity of less than eight (8) persons and which is the property of a political subdivision of the state of Kansas. See Kansas Statutes 8-304
  • Working day: means every day Monday through Friday beginning at 12:01 a. See Kansas Statutes 66-1802