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  622.100.  Definitions. — As used in this chapter and as used in chapters 387, 388, 389, 390 and 391, when not in conflict with a specific definition in any such chapter, the following words and phrases mean:

  (1)  "Common carrier" includes every motor carrier, as defined in section 390.020, and all railroad corporations, street railroad corporations, express companies, freight companies, freightline companies, and every corporation, company, association, and partnership, of every kind, and every person, their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever, owning, holding, operating, controlling or managing any such agency for public use in the conveyance of persons or property within this state;

  (2)  "Corporation" includes a corporation, company, association, limited liability company, limited liability partnership and joint stock association or company;

  (3)  "Division", the division of motor carrier and railroad safety within the department of economic development;

  (4)  "Division staff", all personnel of the division, except those individuals assigned to the administrative law judge section;

  (5)  "Express corporation" includes every person, their lessees, trustees or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever, engaged in or transacting the business of transporting any freight, merchandise or other property for compensation on the line of any common carrier within this state;

  (6)  "Line" includes route;

  (7)  "Municipality" includes a city, village or town;

  (8)  "Person" includes an individual, corporation, governmental entity, and a firm or partnership;

  (9)  "Railroad" includes every railroad and railway, other than street railroad, by whatsoever power operated for public use in the conveyance of persons or property for compensation, with all bridges, ferries, tunnels, equipment, switches, spurs, tracks, stations, real estate and terminal facilities of every kind used, operated, controlled or owned by or in connection with any such railroad;

  (10)  "Railroad corporation" includes every person, their lessees, trustees or receivers owning, holding, operating, controlling or managing any railroad or railway or any cars or other equipment used thereon or in connection therewith;

  (11)  "Rate", every individual or joint rate, fare, toll, charge, reconsigning charge, rental or other compensation of any corporation, person or common carrier or any schedule or tariff thereof;

  (12)  "Service" includes not only the use and accommodations afforded consumers or patrons, but also any product or commodity furnished by any corporation, person or carrier and the plant, equipment, apparatus, appliances, property and facilities employed by any corporation, person or carrier in performing any service or in furnishing any product or commodity and devoted to the public purposes of such corporation, person or carrier, and to the use and accommodation of consumers or patrons;

  (13)  "Street railroad" includes every railroad by whatsoever type of power operated, and all extensions and branches thereof and supplementary facilities thereto for public use in the conveyance of persons or property for compensation, mainly providing local transportation service upon the streets, highways and public places in a municipality, or in and adjacent to a municipality, and including all cars, buses and other rolling stock, equipment, switches, spurs, tracks, poles, wires, conduits, cables, subways, tunnels, stations, terminals and real estate of every kind used, operated or owned in connection therewith; and the term "street railroad" when used in this chapter, shall also include all motor bus and trolley bus lines and routes and similar local transportation facilities, and the rolling stock and other equipment thereof and the appurtenances thereto, when operated as a part of a street railroad or trolley bus local transportation system, or in conjunction therewith or supplementary thereto, but such term shall not include a railroad constituting or used as part of a trunk line railroad system and any street railroad as defined in this section which shall be converted wholly to motor bus operation shall nevertheless continue to be included within the term "street railroad" as used herein;

  (14)  "Street railroad corporation" includes every person, their lessees, trustees or receivers, owning, holding, operating, controlling or managing any street railroad as herein defined; and any such street railroad, and all of its cars, buses, other equipment, instrumentalities, property and operations, shall be governed by and subject to the provisions of this chapter applicable to street railroads and street railroad corporations and not by the provisions applicable to other types of railroads;

  (15)  "Transportation of persons" includes every service in connection with or incidental to the safety, comfort or convenience of the person transported and the receipt, carriage and delivery of such person and the person's baggage;

  (16)  "Transportation of property" includes any service in connection with the receiving, delivery, elevation, transfer in transit, ventilation, refrigeration, storage, and handling of the property transported.


(L. 1996 S.B. 780)

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