An Act relating to motor vehicles; concerning demonstration permits for trucks and truck
tractors; amending K.S.A. 8-143g and repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. K.S.A. 8-143g is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-
143g. A motor vehicle dealer licensed in this state or in a state contiguous
to this state, who is the owner of a truck or truck tractor which the owner
desires to demonstrate under actual working conditions by having it op-
erated by the prospective purchaser in interstate or intrastate commerce
on the highways of this state, in lieu of obtaining a regular registration
for such vehicle, may obtain from the division, or an agent designated by
director of vehicles, a trip permit authorizing such demonstration and
operation for a period of: (a) Seventy-two hours upon making proper
application and the payment of a fee of $26; or (b) fifteen days upon
making proper application and the payment of a fee of $100. A dealer
may purchase such demonstration permits in multiples of three upon mak-
ing proper application and the payment of required fees. The application
shall be to the division on a form prescribed and furnished by the director
of vehicles. The name of the prospective purchaser must be shown on
the application. A dealer purchasing permits in multiples, shall complete
the application and permit as required by the division and mail a copy of
such application to the division within 24 hours from the date of issuance
of such permit. A motor vehicle dealer may not secure more than four
such trip permits in any thirty-day period. Only one such permit may be
used by the same prospective purchaser on the same truck or truck trac-
tor. Whenever a truck or truck tractor is operated under the authority of
a trip permit issued hereunder it also shall have displayed thereon a
dealer's registration plate which has been issued by this state or a state
contiguous to this state to the dealer who is the owner of such truck or
truck tractor. The provision of K.S.A. 8-136, and amendments thereto,
prohibiting the hauling of commodities in excess of two tons by a vehicle
displaying a dealer plate shall not apply to a truck or truck tractor being
operated under a trip permit as authorized by this section. This section
shall be construed as a part of and supplementary to the motor vehicle
registration law of this state. All fees collected under this section shall be
paid into the state treasury by the division and the state treasurer shall
credit the same to the state highway fund.

      Sec.  2. K.S.A. 8-143g is hereby repealed.

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

Approved April 5, 2000.