SB 138--
By Committee on Transportation and Tourism

AN ACT regulating traffic; concerning the covering of certain loads; amending K.S.A. 8-1906 and repealing the existing section. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: Section 1. K.S.A. 8-1906 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8- 1906. (a) No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any highway unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom, except that:. Any vehicle operating on a paved highway with a load of dirt, sand, gravel, garbage or any other material susceptible to being blown, dropped, spilled, leaked or which otherwise may escape therefrom shall be covered so as to prevent spillage. (1) (b) This section shall not prohibit the necessary spreading of any substance in highway maintenance or construction operations; and. (2) (c) Subsections (a) and (c) (e) shall not apply to trailers or semi- trailers when hauling livestock if such trailers or semitrailers are properly equipped with a cleanout trap and such trap is operated in a closed po- sition unless material is intentionally spilled when the trap is in a closed position. Paragraph (2) This subsection shall not apply to trailers or sem- itrailers used for hauling livestock when livestock are not being hauled in such trailers or semitrailers. (b) (d) All trailers or semitrailers used for hauling livestock shall be cleaned out periodically. (c) (e) No person shall operate on any highway any vehicle with any load unless such load and any covering thereon is securely fastened so as to prevent the covering or load from becoming loose, detached or in any manner a hazard to other users of the highway. Sec. 2. K.S.A. 8-1906 is hereby repealed. Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.