An Act relating to drivers' licenses; concerning examination tests; amending K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 8-240 and repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 8-240 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-240. (a) Every application for an instruction permit shall be made upon a form furnished by the division of vehicles and accompanied by a fee of $2 for class A, B or C, and $5 for all commercial classes. Every other application shall be made upon a form furnished by the division and accompanied by an examination fee of $3, unless a different fee is required by K.S.A. 8-241, and amendments thereto, and by the proper fee for the license for which the application is made. If the applicant is not required to take an examination the examination fee shall not be required. The examination shall consist of three tests, as follows: (1) Vi- sion; (2) written; and (3) driving. If the applicant fails the vision test, the applicant may have correction of vision made and take the vision test again without any additional fee. If an applicant fails the written test, the ap- plicant may take such test again upon the payment of an additional ex- amination fee of $1.50. If an applicant fails the driving test, the applicant may take such test again upon the payment of an additional examination fee of $1.50. If an applicant fails to pass all three of the tests within a period of six months from the date of original application and desires to take additional tests, the applicant shall file an application for reexami- nation upon a form furnished by the division, which shall be accompanied by a reexamination fee of $3, except that any applicant who fails to pass the written or driving portion of an examination four times within a six- month period, shall be required to wait a period of six months from the date of the last failed examination before additional examinations may be given. Upon the filing of such application and the payment of such re- examination fee, the applicant shall be entitled to reexamination in like manner and subject to the additional fees and time limitation as provided for examination on an original application. If the applicant passes the reexamination, the applicant shall be issued the classified driver's license for which the applicant originally applied, which license shall be issued to expire as if the applicant had passed the original examination.
(b) For the purposes of obtaining any driver's license, an applicant, except for any applicant under 16 years of age, shall provide at least two of the documents specified in K.S.A. 8-246, and amendments thereto. Any applicant under 16 years of age shall provide at least one of the documents specified in K.S.A. 8-246, and amendments thereto, and such applicant's parent or guardian shall sign the application for any driver's license.
(c) Every application shall state the name, date of birth, sex and res- idence address of the applicant, and briefly describe the applicant, and shall state whether the applicant has theretofore been licensed as a driver, and, if so, when and by what state or country, and whether any such license has ever been suspended or revoked, or whether an application has ever been refused, and, if so, the date of and reason for such suspen- sion, revocation or refusal. In addition to the above criteria, applications for commercial drivers' licenses and instruction permits for commercial licenses must include the following: The applicant's social security num- ber; the person's signature; the person's color photograph; certifications, including those required by 49 C.F.R. 383.71(a), effective January 1, 1991; a consent to release driving record information; and, any other information required by the division.
(d) When an application is received from a person previously licensed in another jurisdiction, the division shall request a copy of the driver's record from the other jurisdiction. When received, the driver's record shall become a part of the driver's record in this state with the same force and effect as though entered on the driver's record in this state in the original instance.
(e) When the division receives a request for a driver's record from another licensing jurisdiction the record shall be forwarded without charge.
(f) A fee of $8 shall be charged for a class C driver's license or farm permit, a fee of $5 shall be charged for a class M driver's license and a fee of $12 shall be charged for a class A or B driver's license and a fee of $14 for any class of commercial license. A fee of $10 shall be charged for each commercial driver's license endorsement, except air brake endorse- ments which shall have no charge.
If one fails to make an original application or renewal application for a driver's license within the time required by law, or fails to make appli- cation within 60 days after becoming a resident of Kansas, a penalty of $1 shall be added to the fee charged for the driver's license.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 8-240 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.
Approved February 21, 1996.