Chapter 64


An Act concerning the marking of vehicles owned or leased by political subdivisions; amending K.S.A. 8-305 and repealing the existing section.

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

Section 1. K.S.A. 8-305 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-305. All motor vehicles owned or leased by any political subdivision of the state of Kansas shall bear the name of the political subdivision owning or leasing such vehicle plainly printed on both sides thereof, in plain letters not less than two inches in height and with not less than 1/4 inch stroke, together with the name of the political subdivision. This act shall not apply to the following: Municipal fire apparatus, police patrols and ambulances, the general appearance of which is unmistakable; passenger vehicles used by plain clothes police officers or community corrections personnel work- ing in the employ of any political subdivision; and motor vehicles owned or leased by any municipal university. Each motor vehicle of every polit- ical subdivision shall bear a separate serial identification number which shall follow the name of the political subdivision. Such motor vehicle, when lettering or number thereon shall become illegible, shall be relet- tered or renumbered as required in this section. Such lettering and num- bering shall be on a part of the vehicle itself and not on a removable plate or placard of any kind, and shall be kept clean and visible at all times.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 8-305 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.

Approved March 22, 1996.