(a) When used in this section “municipality” means any city, county, township or other
political or taxing subdivision of the state.
(b) The legislature of the state of Kansas recognizes the importance and the necessity
of providing and regulating certain services and activities by municipalities in order
to serve and protect the public's general health, safety and welfare. Municipalities which are authorized specifically by statute or through the exercise
of the municipalities' home rule power are urged to continue to provide and regulate
such services and activities. Except as provided in subsection (d), such municipalities and the officers and employees
thereof shall be exempt from civil liability except for injunctive relief under the
antitrust laws of the state of Kansas in article 1 of chapter 50 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated. The prevailing party in any suit for such injunctive relief may be awarded attorney
fees. The bond requirements of K.S.A. 60-905, and amendments thereto, shall not be applicable in suits for injunctive relief brought
against municipalities for violation of the antitrust laws of the state.
(c) The antitrust immunity and exemption provided by subsection (b) shall be in addition
to any municipal exemption or immunity from antitrust liability which might otherwise
(d) Nothing contained in this section shall preclude the attorney general or any county
or district attorney from bringing an action against a municipality for a violation
of the antitrust laws or any other laws of the state.
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