An  Act relating to commercial driver's licenses; concerning exempt vehicles;
amending K.S.A. 8-2,127 and repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. K.S.A. 8-2,127 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-
2,127. Vehicles that are exempt from this act include:

      (a) Farm vehicles, defined as follows:

      (1) Registered as a farm truck or truck tractor under K.S.A. 8-143,
and amendments thereto;

      (2) used to transport either agricultural products, farm machinery,
farm supplies, or both, to or from a farm;

      (3) not used in the operations of a common or contract motor carrier;

      (4) used within 150 air miles of any farm or farms owned or leased
by the registered owner of such farm vehicle;

      (b) operators of firefighting equipment vehicles operated by firefight-
ers and other persons which are necessary to the preservation of life or
property or the execution of emergency governmental functions, are
equipped with audible and visual signals and are not subject to normal
traffic regulation. These vehicles include fire trucks, hook and ladder
trucks, foam or water transport trucks, police SWAT team vehicles, am-
bulances or other vehicles that are used in response to emergencies;

      (c) military vehicles which are operated by military personnel in pur-
suit of military purposes and all noncivilian operators of equipment owned
or operated by the United States department of defense. This applies to
any active duty military personnel and members of the reserves and na-
tional guard on active duty, including personnel on full-time national
guard duty, personnel on part-time training and national guard military
technicians, civilians who are required to wear military uniforms and are
subject to the code of military justice; and

      (d) motor vehicles, which would otherwise be considered commercial
motor vehicles, if such vehicles are used solely and exclusively for private
noncommercial use and any operator of such vehicles.

      Sec.  2. K.S.A. 8-2,127 is hereby repealed.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 9, 2002.