Session of 2000
HOUSE Substitute for SENATE BILL No. 492
By Committee on Federal and State Affairs

  9             AN  ACT concerning the issuance of certain distinctive license plates;
10             amending K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-1,141 and repealing the existing
11             section.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             New Section  1. (a) As used in this section, ``Native American Indian
15       tribe'' or ``tribe'' means the following resident Kansas Native American
16       Indian tribes:
17             (1) The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.
18             (2) The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas.
19             (3) The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas.
20             (4) The Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Missouri.
21             (b) The owner or lessee of one or more passenger vehicles or trucks
22       registered for a gross weight of not more than 20,000 pounds who is an
23       enrolled member of a Native American Indian tribe and a resident of
24       Kansas may be issued one distinctive license plate designed for the spec-
25       ified tribe for each such passenger vehicle or truck. Such license plates
26       shall be issued for the same period of time as other license plates upon
27       payment of a $5 fee and upon proper registration as provided in K.S.A.
28       8-143, and amendments thereto. Such fee shall be in lieu of the regular
29       licensee fee required by K.S.A. 8-143, and amendments thereto.
30             (c) Any person who is an enrolled member of a Native American
31       Indian tribe and a resident of Kansas may make application for a distinc-
32       tive license plate, not less than 60 days prior to such person's renewal of
33       registration date, on a form prescribed and furnished by the tribe. Ap-
34       plications approved by the tribe shall be submitted to the division of
35       motor vehicles for issuance of tags.
36             (d) Each tribe, with the approval of the director of vehicles and sub-
37       ject to the availability of materials and equipment, shall design a distinc-
38       tive license plate to be issued under the provisions of this section.
39             (e) No registration or distinctive license plate issued under the au-
40       thority of this section shall be transferable to any other person.
41             (f) Renewals of registration under this section shall be made annually.
42       No renewal of registration shall be made to any applicant until such ap-
43       plicant has filed with the division of motor vehicles a form as provided in


  1       subsection (c). If such form is not filed, the applicant shall be required
  2       to comply with K.S.A. 8-143, and amendments thereto, and return the
  3       distinctive license plate to the division of motor vehicles.
  4             (g) Each Native American Indian tribe shall pay the initial cost of
  5       silk-screening distinctive license plates authorized to be issued pursuant
  6       to this section.
  7             (h) Each Native American Indian tribe may impose a fee for the
  8       issuance of a distinctive license plate and registration and for the renewal
  9       thereof. Such fee shall be in an amount determined by each tribe and
10       shall be in addition to any other fee imposed pursuant to this section.
11       Revenues from such fees shall be used in the manner determined by the
12       tribe imposing such fee.
13             Sec.  2. K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-1,141 is hereby amended to read as fol-
14       lows: 8-1,141. (a) Any new distinctive license plate authorized for issuance
15       on and after July 1, 1994, shall be subject to the personalized license plate
16       fee prescribed by subsection (c) of K.S.A. 8-132, and amendments
17       thereto. This section shall not apply to any distinctive license plate au-
18       thorized prior to July 1, 1994.
19             (b) The director of vehicles shall not issue any new distinctive license
20       plate authorized for issuance on and after July 1, 1995, unless there is a
21       guarantee of an initial issuance of at least 500 license plates.
22             (c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to distinctive license
23       plates issued under the provisions of K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-1,145 or section
24       1, and amendments thereto.
25             (d) The provisions of subsection (a), shall not apply to distinctive li-
26       cense plates issued under the provisions of K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-1,146,
27       and amendments thereto, or K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-1,148. 
28       Sec.  3. K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 8-1,141 is hereby repealed.
29        Sec.  4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
30       publication in the statute book.