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75-5078.Railroads; transfer of powers; duties and functions from corporation commission to department of transportation. (a) Except as otherwise provided by law, all of the powers, duties and functions of the state corporation commission as it relates to railroads are hereby transferred to and conferred and imposed upon the Kansas department of transportation.

(b) All rules and regulations of the state corporation commission referencing railroads in existence on the date of passage of this act shall be reviewed by the Kansas department of transportation prior to July 1, 2005. Any such rules and regulations which the Kansas department of transportation does not notify the state corporation commission to retain shall be revoked by the state corporation commission prior to the effective date of this act. Any rules and regulations which the Kansas department of transportation notified the state corporation commission to retain shall continue to be effective and shall be deemed to be duly adopted rules and regulations of the Kansas department of transportation until revised, amended, revoked or nullified pursuant to law.

(c) When any conflict arises as to the disposition of any power, function or duty in relation to the transfer of this authority, such conflict shall be resolved by the governor, whose decision shall be final.

(d) The Kansas department of transportation shall take custody of all state corporation commission records, memoranda, writings, entries, prints, representations or combinations thereof relating to railroads. Any conflict as to the proper disposition of records arising under this section and resulting from the transfer shall be determined by the governor, whose decision shall be final.

(e) No suit, action or other proceeding, judicial or administrative, lawfully commenced or which could have been commenced, by or against any state agency mentioned in this act, or by or against any officer of the state in such officer's official capacity or in relation to the discharge of such officer's official duties, shall abate by reason of the governmental reorganization effected under the provisions of the act. The court may allow any such suit, action or other proceeding to be maintained by or against the successor of any such state agency or any officer affected.

(f) No criminal action commenced or which could have been commenced by the state shall abate by the taking effect of this act.

History: L. 2005, ch. 21, § 1; July 1.



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