SENATE BILL No. 159
(Amends Chapter 5)
cards; amending K.S.A. 8-243, as amended by section 2 of 2003 Senate Bill No. 16, and
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
(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.
Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003