Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2002 ch. 070
Other Identifying Information:2002 House Bill 2662
Tax Type:Vehicles
Brief Description:(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.
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CHAPTER 70

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.


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

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-

meanor.

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.


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Date Composed: 10/10/2002 Date Modified: 10/10/2002