Kansas Statutes Annotated
Updated Through the 2013 Legislative Session
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STATE DEPARTMENTS; PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Issuance of drivers' licenses and identification cards;
security requirements; training program.
75-5156. Issuance of drivers' licenses and identification cards; security requirements; training program. (a) The division of vehicles of the department of revenue shall subject all persons and examiners authorized to manufacture, produce or issue drivers' licenses and identification cards to appropriate security clearance requirements, as defined by rules and regulations adopted by the secretary of revenue. To insure appropriate security clearance requirements, the division of vehicles may require fingerprinting of any person authorized to manufacture, produce or issue drivers' licenses and identification cards. The division of vehicles may submit such fingerprints to the Kansas bureau of investigation, federal bureau of investigation or other law enforcement agency for the purposes of verifying identity, level of security risk and obtaining records of criminal arrests and convictions. Any person who is determined to be a security risk by the division of vehicles shall not be eligible to manufacture, produce or issue drivers' licenses or identification cards.
(b) The division of vehicles shall establish training programs for employees who engage in the issuance of drivers' license and identification cards regarding document recognition and federal rules used to determine lawful presence.
(c) The division of vehicles shall ensure the physical security of locations where drivers' licenses and identification cards are produced and the security of document materials and papers from which drivers' licenses and identification cards are produced.
(d) In the event that a social security account number is already registered or associated with another person to whom any state has issued a driver's license or identification card, the division of vehicles shall resolve the discrepancy and take appropriate action.
(e) The division of vehicles shall retain any documentation presented to secure a license or identification card when the division of vehicles has reasonable grounds to believe the documentation or the application is fraudulent.
(f) The division of vehicles may disclose motor vehicle records, including photographs or digital images maintained in connection with the issuance of drivers' licenses, to any federal, state or local agency, including any court or law enforcement agency, to assist such agency in carrying out the functions required of such governmental agency. In January of each year, the division shall report to the house committee on veterans, military and homeland security regarding the utilization of the provisions of this subsection.
History: L. 2007, ch. 160, § 1; July 1.
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