HOUSE BILL No. 2662
(Amended by Chapter 134)
An Act relating to accessible parking; concerning certain fees; amending K.S.A. 8-145d,
8-1,125 and 8-1,130 and repealing the existing sections.
Section 1. K.S.A. 8-145d is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-
145d. In addition to the annual vehicle registration fees prescribed by
K.S.A. 8-143, 8-143b, 8-143c, 8-143g, 8-143h, 8-143i, 8-167, 8-172 and
8-195, and amendments to any of such sections thereto, any applicant for
vehicle registration or renewal thereof for registration or any applicant
for a placard or identification card issued under K.S.A. 8-1,125, and
amendments thereto, shall pay a service fee in the amount of $3 to the
county treasurer at the time of making such application. In addition to
such service fee, the county treasurer may charge any applicant for vehicle
registration or renewal thereof for registration, a satellite registration fee
in an amount not to exceed $5 per vehicle registration or renewal thereof
for registration, when such application is made at a satellite registration
facility established by the county treasurer. The county treasurer shall
deposit all amounts received under this section in the special fund created
pursuant to K.S.A. 8-145, and amendments thereto, and such amounts
shall be used by the county treasurer for all purposes for which such fund
has been appropriated by law, and such additional amounts are hereby
appropriated as other amounts deposited in such fund.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 8-1,125 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-1,125.
(a) Any Kansas resident who submits satisfactory proof to the director of
vehicles, on a form provided by the director, that such person is a person
with a disability or is responsible for the transportation of a person with
a disability shall be issued a special license plate or a permanent placard
for any motor vehicle owned by such person or shall be issued a temporary
placard. Satisfactory proof of disability, condition or impairment shall in-
clude a statement from a person licensed to practice the healing arts in
any state, a licensed optometrist, an advanced registered nurse practi-
tioner registered under K.S.A. 65-1131, and amendments thereto, a li-
censed physician assistant or a Christian Science practitioner listed in The
Christian Science Journal certifying that such person is a person with a
disability. The placard shall be suspended immediately below the rear
view mirror of any motor vehicle used for the transportation of a person
with a disability so as to be maximally visible from outside the vehicle. In
addition to the special license plate or permanent placard, the director of
vehicles shall issue to the person with a disability an individual identifi-
cation card which must be carried by the person with a disability when
the motor vehicle being operated by or used for the transportation of
such person is parked in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 8-1,126,
and amendments thereto. In addition to the temporary placard, a person
issued such temporary placard shall carry the state or county receipt
showing the name of the person who is issued such temporary placard.
A person submitting satisfactory proof that such person's disability, con-
dition or impairment is permanent in nature, and upon such person's
request and payment of the fees prescribed in subsections (b) and (c)
prescribed in subsection (b), shall be issued a permanent placard or a
permanent placard and a special license plate and an individual identifi-
cation card. Upon proper request, one additional permanent placard shall
be issued to the applicant who has not requested and received a special
license plate. Upon proper request, one additional temporary placard
shall be issued to the applicant certified as temporarily disabled. Tem-
porary placards shall have an expiration date of not longer than six months
from the date of issuance. The special license plates and placards shall
display the international symbol of access to the physically disabled.
(b) Special license plates issued pursuant to this section shall be is-
sued for the same period of time as other license plates are issued or for
the remainder of such period if an existing license plate is to be exchanged
for the special license plate. There shall be no fee for such special license
plates in addition to the regular registration fee. No person shall be issued
more than one special license plate, except that agencies or businesses
which provide transportation for persons with a disability as a service,
may obtain additional special license plates for vehicles which are utilized
in the provision of that service. Special license plates may be personalized
license plates subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 8-132, and amendments
thereto, including the payment of the additional fee.
(c) Except as otherwise provided in this section, placards and indi-
vidual identification cards issued pursuant to this section shall be issued
for such period of time as the person to whom issued continues to be a
person with a disability or a person responsible for the transportation of
a person with a disability, except that the secretary of revenue shall make
a determination of continued eligibility for a special license plate or plac-
ard at least every three years from the original date of issuance of such
license plate and placard. The secretary of revenue may adopt rules and
regulations prescribing a fee for placards and individual identification
cards issued pursuant to this section, however, such fee shall not exceed
the actual cost of issuance thereof.
(d) On and after July 1, 1992, the color of the permanent placard
shall be white on a blue background and the temporary placard shall be
white on a red background.
(e) In addition to such other information contained on identification
cards, cards issued or reissued on and after July 1, 2000, shall have the
date of birth and the sex of the person to whom the card is issued.
(f) Permanent placards and individual identification cards shall be
returned to the department of revenue upon the death of the person with
a disability. Temporary placards shall be returned to the department of
revenue upon the expiration of the placard or upon the death of the
person with a disability. Special license plates shall be returned to the
county treasurer to be exchanged for another license plate upon the death
of the person with a disability. The individual identification cards issued
with the special license plates shall be returned to the department of
revenue upon the death of the person with a disability.
(g) Violation of subsection (f) is an unclassified misdemeanor punish-
able by a fine of not more than $50.
Sec. 3. K.S.A. 8-1,130 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-1,130.
(a) Any person who willfully and falsely represents that such person has
the qualifications to obtain a special license plate, a permanent placard
and an individual identification card or temporary placard pursuant to
this act shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
(b) Any licensee of the healing arts or Christian Science practitioner
person authorized to certify a person with a disability under subsection
(a) of K.S.A. 8-1,125, and amendments thereto, who willfully and falsely
certifies that a person has the qualifications to obtain a special license
plate, a permanent placard and an individual identification card or tem-
porary placard pursuant to this act shall be guilty of a class C misde-
Sec. 4. K.S.A. 8-145d, 8-1,125 and 8-1,130 are hereby repealed.
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.
Approved April 15, 2002.
Date Composed: 10/10/2002 Date Modified: 10/10/2002