Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 055
Other Identifying Information:2003 Senate Bill 159
Tax Type:Vehicles
Brief Description:(Amends Chapter 5)An Act relating to the division of vehicles; concerning drivers' licenses and identification cards; amending K.S.A. 8-243, as amended by section 2 of 2003 Senate Bill No. 16, and 8-1329 and repealing the existing sections.
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CHAPTER 55

SENATE BILL No. 159

(Amends Chapter 5)


An Act relating to the division of vehicles; concerning drivers' licenses and identification

cards; amending K.S.A. 8-243, as amended by section 2 of 2003 Senate Bill No. 16, and


8-1329 and repealing the existing sections.


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

Section 1. K.S.A. 8-243, as amended by section 2 of 2003 Senate Bill

No. 16, is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-243. (a) Upon payment

of the required fee, the division shall issue to every applicant qualifying

under the provisions of this act the driver's license as applied for by the

applicant. Such license shall bear the class or classes of motor vehicles

which the licensee is entitled to drive, a distinguishing number assigned

to the licensee, which, if the licensee so requests in writing, may be the

licensee's social security number, the name, date of birth, residence ad-

dress, and a brief description of the licensee, a colored photograph of the

licensee, a facsimile of the signature of the licensee or a space upon which

the licensee shall write such licensee's usual signature with pen and ink

immediately upon receipt of the license and the statement provided for

in subsection (b). No driver's license shall be valid until it has been signed

by the licensee. All drivers' licenses issued to persons under the age of

21 years shall be readily distinguishable from licenses issued to persons

age 21 years or older. In addition, all drivers' licenses issued to persons

under the age of 18 years shall also be readily distinguishable from li-

censes issued to persons age 18 years or older. On and after July 1, 2004,

the secretary of revenue shall implement a vertical format to make drivers'

licenses issued to persons under the age of 21 more readily distinguishable.

Except as otherwise provided, on or after July 1, 2004, no driver's license

issued by the division shall be valid until a colored photograph of such

licensee has been taken and verified before being placed on the driver's

license. The secretary of revenue shall prescribe a fee of not more than

$4 and upon payment of such fee the division shall cause a colored pho-

tograph of such applicant to be placed on the driver's license. Upon pay-

ment of such fee prescribed by the secretary of revenue, plus payment

of the fee required by K.S.A. 8-246, and amendments thereto, for issu-

ance of a new license, the division shall issue to such licensee a new license

containing a colored photograph of such licensee. A driver's license which

does not contain a colored photograph of the licensee as required may

be issued to persons exempted from such requirement. Any such license

shall be valid for the purposes of the motor vehicle drivers' license act

and the division shall set forth upon such driver's license the words ``valid

without photo.'' Any person who is outside the state and for whom the

division provides for renewal of the driver's license by mail is exempt

from the requirement to have a colored photograph of such person placed

on such person's driver's license. Any person belonging to a religious

organization which has a basic objection to having their picture taken may

sign a statement to that effect and such person shall then be exempt from

the picture requirements of this section.

(b) All Kansas drivers' licenses issued to any person 16 years of age

or older shall contain a form which provides a statement for making a gift

of all or any part of the body of the licensee in accordance with the

uniform anatomical gift act, except as otherwise provided by this subsec-

tion. The statement to be effective shall be signed by the licensee in the

presence of two witnesses who shall sign the statement in the presence

of the donor. The gift becomes effective upon the death of the donor.

Delivery of the license during the donor's lifetime is not necessary to

make a valid gift. Any valid gift statement executed prior to July 1, 1994,

shall remain effective until invalidated. The word ``Donor'' shall be placed

on the front of a licensee's driver's license, indicating that the statement

for making an anatomical gift under this subsection has been executed by

such licensee.

(c) Any person who is deaf or hard of hearing may request that the

division issue to such person a driver's license which is readily distinguish-

able from drivers' licenses issued to other drivers and upon such request

the division shall issue such license. Drivers' licenses issued to persons

who are deaf or hard of hearing and under the age of 21 years shall be

readily distinguishable from drivers' licenses issued to persons who are

deaf or hard of hearing and 21 years of age or older.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 8-1329 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-1329.

(a) An identification card issued to any person under 21 years of age shall

expire on such person's twenty-first birthday and shall bear on the face

of the card an overprint of the words ``UNDER 21'' placed diagonally

across the card, and a statement to the effect that the card expires on the

twenty-first birthday of the person to whom it is issued.

(b) In addition to subsection (a), all identification cards issued on and

after July 1, 1997, to persons under the age of 18 years shall also be readily

distinguishable from cards issued to persons age 18 years or older.

(c) In addition to the provisions of subsections (a) and (b), on and

after July 1, 2004, the secretary of revenue shall implement a vertical

format to make identification cards issued to persons under the age of 21

more readily distinguishable.

(c) (d) Renewal of such card shall be in accordance with the provi-

sions of K.S.A. 8-1325, and amendments thereto.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 8-243, as amended by section 2 of 2003 Senate Bill

No. 16, and 8-1329 are hereby repealed.

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

publication in the statute book.

Approved April 14, 2002.


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