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Shawnee Court says KCC violated meetings law

Published on -11/8/2013, 3:09 PM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A Shawnee County District Court has fined the Kansas Corporation Commission for violating the Kansas open meetings law.

Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor said Friday the court fined the KCC $500, which is the maximum allowed.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/HFZum7) the court also ordered the KCC to stop using "notational voting," which is when staff meet individually with the three KCC members to secure their opinions before writing a public order.

Taylor says the decision ends the litigation he pursued against the KCC after receiving a complaint from the Citizen Utility Rate Payer Board.

Taylor says during the litigation, the KCC acknowledged a technical violation of KOMA when two commissioners met during a notational voting process while considering a rate request for a Saline County water district.

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