An  Act relating to apportioned registration of fleet vehicles; amending K.S.A. 8-1,100 and
repealing the existing section.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      New Section  1. A converter gear may be registered under the pro-
visions of K.S.A. 8-1,100 through 8-1,123, and amendments thereto, pro-
vided that the data required for registration is submitted electronically.
The division shall assign a unique number to each converter gear and
such number shall be durably marked on the converter gear as prescribed
by the division. An annual fee of $1 shall be paid for each registration.

      Sec.  2. K.S.A. 8-1,100 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-1,100.
As used in this act, the following words and phrases shall have the mean-
ings respectively ascribed to them herein: (a) The words ``vehicle,'' ``motor
vehicle,'' ``truck,'' ``truck tractor,'' ``trailer,'' ``semitrailer,'' ``pole trailer,''
``specially constructed vehicle'' and ``passenger vehicle'' shall have the
meanings respectively ascribed to them by K.S.A. 8-126, and amendments

      (b) ``division'' means the division of vehicles of the department of

      (c) ``director'' means the director of vehicles of the division of vehicles
within the department of revenue;

      (d) ``commercial vehicle'' means any motor vehicle, other than a pas-
senger vehicle, and any trailer, semitrailer or pole trailer drawn by such
motor vehicle, which vehicle is designed, used and maintained for the
transportation of persons or property for hire, compensation, profit, or in
the furtherance of a commercial enterprise;

      (e) ``fleet'' means one or more commercial vehicles, at least one of
which is a motor vehicle;

      (f) ``jurisdiction'' means the states and territories of the United States,
the District of Columbia, the provinces of Canada, the states and terri-
tories of the Federal District of Mexico, and the states, provinces and
territories of any foreign country;

      (g) ``person'' means an individual, firm, partnership, association, cor-
poration, estate or trust;

      (h) ``owner'' means:

      (1) Any person who is lawfully entitled to possession of a commercial
vehicle and who has the right to control the operation of such vehicle,
and in the event more than one person has the right to possession or
control, the person in whose behalf such vehicle is being operated at a
particular time shall be deemed the owner at that time.;

      (2) in the event a commercial vehicle is the subject of a lease without
a driver, the lessor shall be deemed the owner.;

      (3) in the event a commercial vehicle is the subject of a lease with a
driver, the lessee and operator of such vehicle, and not the holder of the
legal title or the lessor shall be deemed the owner;

      (i) ``preceding year'' means a period of 12 consecutive months au-
thorized by any bilateral or multijurisdictional agreement lawfully entered
into by the director of vehicles, which 12 consecutive months shall end
on a date of the year immediately preceding the commencement of the
registration or license year for which apportioned registration is sought.
In the absence of an agreement, such 12 consecutive months shall coin-
cide with the definition for preceding year as provided by any multijur-
isdictional agreement to which this state is a member jurisdiction and
such multijurisdictional agreement has the greater number of member

      (j) ``based, base point and base jurisdiction'' means the jurisdiction
where an owner has an established place of business where operational
records of the owner's fleet are maintained or can be made available, and
where mileage is accrued by such fleet, and the vehicles of such fleet are
most frequently dispatched, garaged, serviced, maintained, operated or
otherwise controlled;

      (k) ``place of business'' means the place or location where an owner
has a terminal, warehouse, office, garage or some permanent bona fide
address at which one or more employees report and perform regular and
continuing service for the owner;

      (l) ``base plate'' means a registration or license plate issued by this
state to a commercial vehicle based in and registered on an apportioned
basis in this state;

      (m) ``total fleet miles'' means the total number of miles operated dur-
ing the preceding year in this state and in each and all other jurisdictions
by the motor vehicles of a fleet, which motor vehicles were registered on
an apportioned basis in this state during such preceding year by the owner
operating such motor vehicles such total number of miles. Total fleet
miles shall include miles operated upon a toll road;

      (n) ``in-state miles'' means the total number of miles operated in this
state during the preceding year by motor vehicles of a fleet which were
registered on an apportioned basis in this state during such preceding
year by the owner operating such total number of miles in this state. In
the case of a fleet based in this state, in-state miles operated in jurisdic-
tions other than Kansas shall be considered as Kansas in-state miles when
such jurisdictions, by virtue of law or an agreement made with this state
extends interstate reciprocity to the vehicles of such fleet; and

      (o) ``utility trailer'' means any trailer of a rental fleet of 250 or more
trailers, each having an empty weight of 2,000 pounds or less and a gross
weight of not more than 8,000 pounds.; and

      (p) ``converter gear'' means an auxiliary axle assembly having a fifth
wheel used for the purpose of converting a semi-trailer to a full trailer.
The axle assembly can be used to haul multiple trailers behind a single
power unit, also referred to as dollies or bogie. 
Sec.  3. K.S.A. 8-1,100 is hereby repealed.
 Sec.  4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the Kansas register.

Approved March 26, 2003.
 Published in the Kansas Register April 3, 2003.