Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax
Notice 19-03 Change the definition of "school bus", Fees for registation of certain motor vehicles
definition of school buss, registration motorcylces, electric, hybrid fees motor vehicles
Division of Taxation
120 SE 10
PO Box 3506
Topeka KS 66601-3506
Mark A. Burghart, Secretary
Laura Kelly, Governor
2019 Motor Fuel Legislative Update
June 3, 2019
The following Bills were enacted by the 2019 Legislature:
Section 1 of the Bill changes the definition of “school bus” found in K.S.A. 79-3401(r) for Motor Fuel refund purposes. As amended, the new language provides:
(r) “school bus” means every motor vehicle that
is: (1) Privately
owned and contracted for, leased or hired by a school district or
nonpublic school for the transportation of pupils, or
students to or from school-related functions or
activities; or (2) owned and operated by a school district or nonpublic
school that is registered under the provisions of K.S.A. 8-126 et seq., and amendments thereto, used for the transportation of pupils, or
students to or from school or to or from school-related
functions or activities.
This bill is effective from and after publication in the statute book, July 1, 2019.
Section 1 of the Bill amends K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 8-143 to read, in part, as follows:
8-143. (a) All applications for the registration of motorcycles, motorized bicycles and passenger vehicles other than trucks and truck tractors, except as otherwise provided, shall be accompanied by an annual license fee as follows:
. . . .
(2) On and after January 1, 2020:
. . . .
(C)(iii) for those motor vehicles that are electric hybrid or plug-in electric hybrid vehicles, $50; and
(iv) for those motor vehicles that are all-electric vehicles, $100.
This bill is effective January 1, 2020.
This notice includes only portions of the bills. For a detailed, full text copy of each bill, please visit the Kansas Legislature’s website at
. This notice can also be found on our website at
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Division of Taxation, Motor Fuel Tax, at 785-368-8222.
2019 Notice 19-03 Motor Fuel Update.pdf
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