Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 032
Other Identifying Information:2003 House Bill 2118
Tax Type:Vehicles
Brief Description:An Act relating to antique vehicles; concerning the registration thereof; amending K.S.A. 8-172 and K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 8-170 and repealing the existing sections.
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CHAPTER 32

HOUSE BILL No. 2118


An Act relating to antique vehicles; concerning the registration thereof; amending K.S.A.

8-172 and K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 8-170 and repealing the existing sections.

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

Section 1. K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 8-170 is hereby amended to read as

follows: 8-170. (a) Upon the transfer of ownership of any vehicle regis-

tered under the foregoing provisions of this act, its registration and right

to use the license plates thereon shall expire and thereafter there shall

be no transfer of any registration, and the license plates shall be removed

by the owner thereof and it shall be unlawful for any person other than

the person to whom such license plates were originally issued to have the

same in possession. In case of a transfer of ownership of a registered

vehicle the original owner of the license plates may register another an-

tique vehicle under the same license plate designation, upon application

therefor and the payment of a fee of $1.50. On and after January 1, 2000,

any model year license plate transferred shall comply with the provisions

of subsection (c) of K.S.A. 8-172, and amendments thereto.

(b) Upon the transfer and sale of a registered vehicle by any person,

the new owner thereof, before using a vehicle on the highways of this

state, shall make application to the division for registration of the vehicle.

(c) Certificate of title:

(1) Application for certificate of title on an antique vehicle shall be

made by the owner or the owner's agent upon a blank form to be fur-

nished by the division and shall contain such information as the division

shall determine necessary. The division may waive any information re-

quested on the form if it is not available. For any antique vehicle having

a model year prior to 1950, the application together with a bill of sale for

the antique vehicle shall be accepted as prima facie evidence that the

applicant is the owner of the vehicle and the certificate of title shall be

issued for such vehicle. If the application and bill of sale are used to obtain

a certificate of title for any antique vehicle having a model year of 1950

or later, the certificate of title shall not be issued until an inspection in

accordance with subsection (a) of K.S.A. 8-116, and amendments thereto,

has been completed. The certificate of title shall be delivered to the ap-

plicant. The certificate shall contain the words ``antique vehicle.''

(2) The certificate of title shall contain upon the reverse side a form

for assignment of title to be executed by the owner before a notary public

or some other officer authorized to administer an oath. A certificate of

title may be issued under the provisions of this act without an application

for registration.

(3) The fee for each original certificate of title so issued shall be $8

until July 1, 2004, and $3.50 thereafter. The certificate of title shall be

good for the life of the antique vehicle, so long as the same is owned or

held by the original holder of the certificate of title, and shall not have to

be renewed. In the event of a sale or transfer of ownership of an antique

vehicle for which a certificate of title has been issued under the provisions

of this subsection, the holder of such certificate of title shall endorse on

the same an assignment thereof, with warranty of title in form printed

thereon, as prescribed by the director, and the transferor must deliver

the same to the buyer at the time of delivery of the vehicle. The buyer

shall then present such certificate of title, assigned as aforesaid, to the

director or an authorized agent of the director, whereupon a new certif-

icate of title shall be issued to the buyer, the fee therefor being $8 until

July 1, 2004, and $3.50 thereafter.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 8-172 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-172. (a)

Except as provided in subsection (c), license plates issued for antique

vehicles shall be distinctive and shall contain the words ``Kansas'' and

``antique'' and there shall be no year date thereon. The numbering system

shall consist of combinations of not more than seven letters of the alpha-

bet or numerals or a combination of such letters and numerals. The com-

binations of such letters and numerals shall be at the direction of the

director of vehicles, except that any person owning an antique vehicle,

other than an antique motorcycle, may make application for a special

combination of letters and numerals not exceeding seven. Antique mo-

torcycle license plates shall be the same as other antique vehicle license

plates, except the numbering system shall consist of not more than five

letters of the alphabet or numerals or a combination of letters and nu-

merals. Such application shall be made in a manner prescribed by the

director of vehicles and shall be accompanied by a special combination

fee of $40. Unless the combination of letters or numerals designated by

the applicant have been assigned to another antique vehicle registered in

this state, or unless the combination of letters or numerals designated by

the applicant have a profane, vulgar, lewd or indecent meaning or con-

notation, as determined by the director, the division shall assign such

combination of letters to the applicant's vehicle.

(b) In addition to the fees required under subsection (b) of K.S.A. 8-

167, and amendments thereto, and subsection (a) or (c) of this section,

the registration fee for any antique vehicle shall be $40 and once paid

shall not be required to be renewed.

(c) On and after January 1, 2000, In lieu of the license plate issued

under subsection (a), a person who owns an antique vehicle who wants

to display a model year license plate on the vehicle shall make application

in a manner prescribed by the director of vehicles, including the execution

of an affidavit setting forth that the model year license plate the person

wants to display on the person's antique vehicle is a legible and serviceable

license plate that originally was issued by this state. Except for license

plates issued prior to 1921, such license plate shall be inscribed with the

date of the year corresponding to the model year when the vehicle was

manufactured. For license plates issued prior to 1921, such license plate

shall be the license plate issued by the state corresponding to the model

year when the vehicle was manufactured. Duplicate numbers for any year

shall not be allowed for any model year license plate under the provisions

of this subsection. The model year license plate fee shall be $40.

(d) In addition to the license plates authorized under subsection (a)

or (c), a person who owns an antique vehicle may display a model year

license plate originally issued by the state of Kansas on the front of an

antique vehicle. Except for license plates issued prior to 1921, such license

plate shall be inscribed with the date of the year corresponding to the

model year when the vehicle was manufactured. For license plates issued

prior to 1921, such license plate shall be the license plate issued by the

state corresponding to the model year when the vehicle was manufac-

tured.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 8-172 and K.S.A. 2002 Supp. 8-170 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 3, 2002.

Published in the Kansas Register April 17, 2002.


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Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003