H.B. 2186 would make it a crime to possess a false identification document, punishable as a class A nonperson misdemeanor. Under current law, dealing in false identification documents is a crime (level 10 nonperson felony) but possession is not a crime.
A representative of the Kansas Peace Officers Association expressed support for the bill. Letters of support were received from the Kansas Association of Investigators and the Sheriff of Finney County.
The fiscal note indicates some fiscal impact on the district courts due to the increase in judges' time to hear cases and staff time to process the cases.
1. *Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at http://www.ink.org/public/legislative/fulltext-bill.html.