Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 140
Other Identifying Information:2001 Senate Bill 83
Tax Type:Vehicles
Brief Description:An Act relating to motor vehicles; concerning the registration thereof; amendingK.S.A. 8-129 and K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 8-173 and repealing the existing sections.
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CHAPTER 140

SENATE BILL No. 83


An Act relating to motor vehicles; concerning the registration thereof; amending

K.S.A. 8-129 and K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 8-173 and repealing the existing sections.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 8-173 is hereby amended to read as

follows: 8-173. (a) An application for registration of a vehicle as provided

in article 1 of chapter 8 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and amend-

ments thereto, shall not be accepted unless the person making such ap-

plication shall exhibit:

(1) A receipt showing that such person has paid all personal property

taxes levied against such person for the preceding year, including taxes

upon such vehicle, except that if such application is made before June 21

such receipt need show payment of only one-half the preceding year's

tax; or

(2) evidence that such vehicle was assessed for taxation purposes by

a state agency, or was assessed as stock in trade of a merchant or manu-

facturer or was exempt from taxation under the laws of this state.

(b) An application for registration of a vehicle as provided in article

1 of chapter 8 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated shall not be accepted if

the records of the county treasurer show that the applicant is delinquent

and owes personal property taxes levied against the applicant for any

preceding year.

(c) An application for registration or renewal of registration of a

motor vehicle shall not be accepted until the applicant signs a certifica-

tion, provided by the director of motor vehicles, certifying that the ap-

plicant has and will maintain, during the period of registration, the re-

quired insurance, self insurance or other financial security required

pursuant to K.S.A. 40-3104 and amendments thereto.

(d) An application for registration or renewal of registration of a

vehicle shall not be accepted if the applicant is unable to provide proof

of the insurance, self insurance or other financial security required by

article 31 of chapter 40 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated. Proof of in-

surance shall be verified by examination of the insurance card issued by

an insurance company, a certificate of self insurance issued by the com-

missioner, a binder of insurance, a certificate of insurance, a motor carrier

identification number issued by the state corporation commission, proof

of insurance for vehicles covered under a fleet policy, a commercial policy

covering more than one vehicle or a policy of insurance required by K.S.A.

40-3104, and amendments thereto and for vehicles used as part of a driv-

ers education program, a dealership contract and a copy of a motor vehicle

liability insurance policy issued to a school district or accredited nonpublic

school. Examination of a photocopy of any of these documents shall suf-

fice for verification of mail registration or renewals.

(d) An application for registration or renewal of registration of a

vehicle shall not be accepted if the applicant is unable to provide proof of

the insurance, self insurance or other financial security required by article

31 of chapter 40 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated. Proof of insurance

shall be verified by examination of the insurance card or other documen-

tation issued by an insurance company, a certificate of self insurance

issued by the commissioner, a binder of insurance, a certificate of insur-

ance, a motor carrier identification number issued by the state corpora-

tion commission, proof of insurance for vehicles covered under a fleet

policy, a commercial policy covering more than one vehicle or a policy of

insurance required by K.S.A. 40-3104, and amendments thereto and for

vehicles used as part of a drivers education program, a dealership contract

and a copy of a motor vehicle liability insurance policy issued to a school

district or accredited nonpublic school. Examination of a photocopy or

facsimile of any of these documents shall suffice for verification of regis-

tration or renewal. Proof of insurance may also be verified on-line or

electronically.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 8-129 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-129.

(a) Applications for the registration of a vehicle required to be registered

shall be made by the owner, by mail, on-line, electronically or otherwise,

in the office of the county treasurer of:

(1) The county in which such owner resides; or

(2) the county in which the owner has a bona fide place of business,

if such vehicle is garaged in such county for a period exceeding 90 days.

Such place of business shall not be an office or facility established or

maintained solely for the purpose of obtaining registration.

Such applications for registration shall be made upon appropriate

forms furnished by the department and every application shall contain

the name of the owner, such owner's residence address or bona fide place

of business, a brief description of the vehicle to be registered and such

other information as may be required by the department. If the owner is

not a resident of or does not have a bona fide place of business in this

state, the owner may make application for registration in any county which

the department shall designate, except that in the case of members of the

armed forces of the United States, the application may be signed by the

owner's spouse, parent, eldest brother or sister, in the order named. If

the application is made by mail it, on-line or electronically, such appli-

cation shall be accompanied by a fee of $.50 for postage and other ex-

penses incidental to mailing the license plates, which fee shall be in ad-

dition to the registration fee, and the county treasurer shall deposit the

sum in the special fund provided by K.S.A. 8-145, and amendments

thereto, to be used for the purpose of paying the postage, necessary help

and expenses. With reference to every foreign vehicle which has been

registered outside of this state, the owner shall exhibit to the department

the certificate of title and registration card, or other evidence of such

former registration as may be in the applicant's possession or control, or

such other evidence as will satisfy the department that the applicant is

the lawful owner or possessor of the vehicle.

(b) The applicant for the registration of a vehicle required to be

registered, upon the filing of the application, shall submit a statement

certifying that such person has a certificate of title for the motor vehicle,

showing the date and identification thereof, or file an application therefor,

as provided in this act.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 8-129 and K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 8-173 are hereby re-

pealed.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the Kansas register.

Approved April 19, 2000.

Published in the Kansas Register April 26, 2000.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001