Session of 2000
By Committee on Transportation

10             AN  ACT relating to vehicles; concerning the electronic filing of appli-
11             cations for renewal of registration; amending K.S.A. 8-129 and K.S.A.
12             1999 Supp. 8-173 and repealing the existing sections.
14       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
15             Section  1. K.S.A. 8-129 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-129.
16       (a) Applications for the registration of a vehicle required to be registered
17       shall be made by the owner, by mail or otherwise, in the office of the
18       county treasurer of:
19             (1) The county in which such owner resides; or
20             (2) the county in which the owner has a bona fide place of business,
21       if such vehicle is garaged in such county for a period exceeding 90 days.
22       Such place of business shall not be an office or facility established or
23       maintained solely for the purpose of obtaining registration.
24             Such applications for registration shall be made upon appropriate forms
25       furnished by the department and every application shall contain the name
26       of the owner, such owner's residence address or bona fide place of busi-
27       ness, a brief description of the vehicle to be registered and such other
28       information as may be required by the department. If the owner is not a
29       resident of or does not have a bona fide place of business in this state,
30       the owner may make application for registration in any county which the
31       department shall designate, except that in the case of members of the
32       armed forces of the United States, the application may be signed by the
33       owner's spouse, parent, eldest brother or sister, in the order named. If
34       the application is made by mail it shall be accompanied by a fee of $.50
35       for postage and other expenses incidental to mailing the license plates,
36       which fee shall be in addition to the registration fee, and the county
37       treasurer shall deposit the sum in the special fund provided by K.S.A. 8-
38       145, and amendments thereto, to be used for the purpose of paying the
39       postage, necessary help and expenses. With reference to every foreign
40       vehicle which has been registered outside of this state, the owner shall
41       exhibit to the department the certificate of title and registration card, or
42       other evidence of such former registration as may be in the applicant's
43       possession or control, or such other evidence as will satisfy the depart-


  1       ment that the applicant is the lawful owner or possessor of the vehicle.
  2             (b) The applicant for the registration of a vehicle required to be reg-
  3       istered, upon the filing of the application, shall submit a statement cer-
  4       tifying that such person has a certificate of title for the motor vehicle,
  5       showing the date and identification thereof, or file an application therefor,
  6       as provided in this act.
  7             (c) On and after July 1, 2001, application for renewal of registration
  8       of a vehicle may be filed electronically, in accordance with rules and
  9       regulations adopted by the secretary of revenue.
10             Sec.  2. K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-173 is hereby amended to read as fol-
11       lows: 8-173. (a) An application for registration of a vehicle as provided in
12       article 1 of chapter 8 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and amendments
13       thereto, shall not be accepted unless the person making such application
14       shall exhibit:
15             (1) A receipt showing that such person has paid all personal property
16       taxes levied against such person for the preceding year, including taxes
17       upon such vehicle, except that if such application is made before June 21
18       such receipt need show payment of only one-half 1/2 the preceding year's
19       tax; or
20             (2) evidence that such vehicle was assessed for taxation purposes by
21       a state agency, or was assessed as stock in trade of a merchant or manu-
22       facturer or was exempt from taxation under the laws of this state.
23             (b) An application for registration of a vehicle as provided in article
24       1 of chapter 8 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated shall not be accepted if
25       the records of the county treasurer show that the applicant is delinquent
26       and owes personal property taxes levied against the applicant for any
27       preceding year.
28             (c) An application for registration or renewal of registration of a mo-
29       tor vehicle shall not be accepted until the applicant signs a certification,
30       provided by the director of motor vehicles, certifying that the applicant
31       has and will maintain, during the period of registration, the required in-
32       surance, self insurance or other financial security required pursuant to
33       K.S.A. 40-3104 and amendments thereto.
34             (d) An application for registration or renewal of registration of a ve-
35       hicle shall not be accepted if the applicant is unable to provide proof of
36       the insurance, self insurance or other financial security required by article
37       31 of chapter 40 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated. Proof of insurance
38       shall be verified by examination of the insurance card issued by an insur-
39       ance company, a certificate of self insurance issued by the commissioner,
40       a binder of insurance, a certificate of insurance, a motor carrier identifi-
41       cation number issued by the state corporation commission, proof of in-
42       surance for vehicles covered under a fleet policy, a commercial policy
43       covering more than one vehicle or a policy of insurance required by K.S.A.


  1       40-3104, and amendments thereto and for vehicles used as part of a driv-
  2       ers education program, a dealership contract and a copy of a motor vehicle
  3       liability insurance policy issued to a school district or accredited nonpublic
  4       school. Examination of a photocopy of any of these documents shall suf-
  5       fice for verification of mail registration or renewals. On and after July 1,
  6       2001, any person filing an application for renewal of registration of a
  7       vehicle electronically, shall be required to mail a photocopy of any of the
  8       documents required by this subsection. 
  9       Sec.  3. K.S.A. 8-129 and K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-173 are hereby
10       repealed.
11        Sec.  4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
12       publication in the statute book.