An Act relating to the division of vehicles; concerning nondriver identification cards and
      drivers' licenses; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 8-243 and 8-1325 and repealing the ex-
      isting sections.

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

    Section 1. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 8-1325 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 8-1325. Every identification card shall expire, unless earlier can-
celed, on the sixth birthday of the applicant following the date of original
issue, except as otherwise provided by K.S.A. 8-1329, and amendments
thereto. Renewal of any identification card shall be made for a term of
six years and shall expire in a like manner as the originally issued identi-
fication card, unless surrendered earlier. On and after January 1, 1999,
for any person who has only been issued an identification card, the di-
vision shall mail a notice of expiration or renewal at least 30 days prior
to the expiration of such person's identification card at the address shown
on such identification card. Any application for renewal received later
than 90 days after expiration of the identification card shall be considered
to be an application for an original identification card. The division, at
the end of six years and six months after the issuance or renewal of an
identification card, shall destroy any record of the card if it has expired
and has not been renewed. The division shall require payment of a fee
of $8 for each identification card renewal, except that persons who are
65 or more years of age or who are handicapped persons with a disability,
as defined in K.S.A. 8-1,124, and amendments thereto, shall be required
to pay a fee of only $4.

    Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 8-243 is hereby amended to read as fol-
lows: 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, if the licensee so requests in
writing, may be the licensee's social security number, the name, date of
birth, residence address, and a brief description of the licensee, a colored
photograph of the licensee, 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 state-
ment 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 li-
censes issued to persons age 18 years or older. Except as otherwise pro-
vided, no driver's license issued by the division shall be valid until a col-
ored 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 photograph 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 license. Any person belonging to a religious organization
which has a basic objection to having their picture taken may sign a state-
ment to that effect and such person shall then be exempt from the picture
requirements of this section.

    (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
such licensee.

    (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. 3. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 8-243 and 8-1325 are hereby repealed.

    Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.

I hereby certifiy that the above Bill originated in the
Senate, and passed that body


Senate adopted
Conference Committe Report __________________________________

President of the Senate.
Secretary of the Senate.
Passed the House
as amended __________________________

House adopted
Conference Committee Report __________________________

Speaker of the House.
Chief Clerk of the House.
Approved __________________________