Session of 1998
SENATE BILL No. 630
By Committee on Judiciary
AN ACT concerning motor vehicles and crimes
related thereto; relating
10 to eluding a police
officer; punishment; amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp.
11 8-1568 and repealing
the existing section.
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the
State of Kansas:
14 Section 1. K.S.A.
1997 Supp. 8-1568 is hereby amended to read as
15 follows: 8-1568. (a) Any driver of a motor
vehicle who willfully fails or
16 refuses to bring such driver's vehicle to a
stop, or who otherwise flees or
17 attempts to elude a pursuing police vehicle
or police bicycle, when given
18 visual or audible signal to bring the
vehicle to a stop, shall be guilty as
19 provided by subsection (b). The signal
given by the police officer may be
20 by hand, voice, emergency light or siren.
The officer giving such signal
21 shall be in uniform, prominently displaying
such officer's badge of office,
22 and the officer's vehicle or bicycle shall
be appropriately marked showing
23 it to be an official police vehicle or
24 (b) (1) Every
person convicted of violating subsection (a), upon a first
25 conviction, shall be guilty of a
class B nonperson misdemeanor
26 level 9, person felony.
27 (2) Every person
convicted of violating subsection (a), upon a second
28 conviction of such subsection, shall be
guilty of a
class A nonperson mis-
demeanor severity level
7, person felony.
30 (3) Every person
convicted of violating subsection (a), upon a third
31 or subsequent conviction of such
subsection, shall be guilty of a severity
5, person felony.
33 (4) For the purpose of
this section ``conviction'' means a final convic-
34 tion without regard whether sentence was
suspended or probation
35 granted after such conviction. Forfeiture
of bail, bond or collateral de-
36 posited to secure a defendant's appearance
in court, which forfeiture has
37 not been vacated, shall be equivalent to a
38 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1997
Supp. 8-1568 is hereby repealed.
39 Sec. 3. This act
shall take effect and be in force from and after its
40 publication in the statute book.