SENATE BILL No. 169
By Committee on Transportation and Tourism
AN ACT relating to drivers' licenses and nondriver identification cards;
required contents; amending K.S.A. 8-1329 and K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 8-
243 and repealing the existing sections.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 8-243 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, which license shall bear thereon the class
or classes of motor vehicles which the licensee is entitled to drive, a
distinguishing number assigned to the licensee, which may be the licen-
see's social security number, the name, date of birth, residence address,
and a brief description of the licensee, a colored photograph of the li-
censee, 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 on and after July 1, 1994, 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 on and after July 1, 1997, to persons under the age of 18
years shall also be readily distinguishable from licenses issued to persons
age 18 years or older. Except as otherwise provided, no driver's license
issued by the division shall be valid until a colored photograph of such
licensee has been placed on the driver's license. The secretary of revenue
shall prescribe a fee of not more than $2 and upon payment of such fee
the division shall cause a colored photograph of such applicant to be
placed on the driver's license. Upon payment 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 issuance 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 pho-
tograph 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 li-
cense. 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
(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) On and after July 1, 1996, any person who is deaf or hard of
hearing may request that the division issue to such person a drivers' li-
cense which is readily distinguishable 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
twenty-one (21) 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
(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) Renewal of such card shall be in accordance with the provisions
of K.S.A. 8-1325, and amendments thereto.
Sec. 3. K.S.A. 8-1329 and K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 8-243 are hereby re-
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.