Moments ago we received a copy of Executive Order No. 20-05 from Governor Laura Kelly. The order requires all utilities in Kansas – including municipal utilities not under the jurisdiction of the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) – to temporarily suspend the practice of disconnecting utility service.
The order reads:
“NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Kansas, including the authority granted me by ICS.A. 48-924 and K.S.A. 48-925, in order to mitigate the economic effects of the spread of COVID-19 I hereby direct and order that all Kansas utility providers not under the jurisdiction of the Kansas Corporation Commission temporarily suspend the practice of disconnecting service to Kansas citizens for non-payment. This directive covers all electrical, natural gas, water, and telecommunications utilities as well as internet service providers who provide services to Kansas citizens.”