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Volume 40 - Issue 18 - May 6, 2021

(Published in the Kansas Register May 6, 2021.)

Senate Bill No. 127

An Act concerning drivers’ licenses; relating to online renewals of commercial driver’s licenses and licenses for individuals up to 65 years of age; providing for the renewal of licenses to be delivered electronically; eligibility for restricted driving privileges; renewal of expired licenses and identification cards; permitting the waiver of traffic fines and court costs in certain manifest hardship situations; providing an exclusion from the additional 90-day period for suspended or revoked licenses; amending K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 8-240, 8-247, 8-262, 8-1325 and 8-2110 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 8-2110b.

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

Section 1. K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 8-240 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-240. (a) (1) Every application for an instruction permit shall be made upon a form furnished by the division of vehicles and accompanied by a fee of $2 for class A, B, C or M and $5 for all commercial classes. Every other application shall be made upon a form furnished by the division and accompanied by an examination fee of $3, unless a different fee is required by K.S.A. 8-241, and amendments thereto, and by the proper fee for the license for which the application is made. All commercial class applicants shall be charged a $15 driving test fee for the drive test portion of the commercial driver’s license application. If the applicant is not required to take an examination or the commercial license drive test, the examination or commercial drive test fee shall not be required. The examination shall consist of three tests, as follows: (A) Vision; (B) written; and (C) driving. For a commercial driver’s license, the drive test shall consist of three components, as follows: (A) Pre-trip; (B) skills test; and (C) road test. If the applicant fails the vision test, the applicant may have correction of vision made and take the vision test again without any additional fee. If an applicant fails the written test, the applicant may take such test again upon the payment of an additional examination fee of $1.50. If an applicant fails the driving test, the applicant may take such test again upon the payment of an additional examination fee of $1.50. If an applicant for a commercial driver’s license fails any portion of the commercial drive test, the applicant may take such test again upon the payment of an additional drive test fee of $10. If an applicant fails to pass all three of the tests within a period of six months from the date of original application and desires to take additional tests, the applicant shall file an application for reexamination upon a form furnished by the division, which shall be accompanied by a reexamination fee of $3, except that any applicant who fails to pass the written or driving portion of an examination four times within a six-month period, shall be required to wait a period of six months from the date of the last failed examination before additional examinations may be given. Upon the filing of such application and the payment of such reexamination fee, the applicant shall be entitled to reexamination in like manner and subject to the additional fees and time limitation as provided for examination on an original application. If the applicant passes the reexamination, the applicant shall be issued the classified driver’s license for which the applicant originally applied, which license shall be issued to expire as if the applicant had passed the original examination.

(2) Applicants for class M licenses who have completed prior motorcycle safety training in accordance with department of defense instruction 6055.04 (DoDI 6055.04) or the motorcycle safety foundation are not required to complete further written and driving testing pursuant to paragraph (1). An applicant seeking exemption from the written and driving tests pursuant to this paragraph shall provide a copy of the motorcycle safety foundation completion form to the division prior to receiving a class M license.

(3) On and after January 1, 2017, an applicant for a class M license who passes a driving examination on a three-wheeled motorcycle which that is not an autocycle shall have a restriction placed on such applicant’s license limiting the applicant to the operation of a registered three-wheeled motorcycle. An applicant for a class M license who passes a driving examination on a two-wheeled motorcycle may operate any registered two-wheeled or three-wheeled motorcycle. The driving examination required by this paragraph shall be administered by the division, by the department of defense or as part of a curriculum recognized by the motorcycle safety foundation.

(b) (1) For the purposes of obtaining any driver’s license or instruction permit, an applicant shall submit, with the application, proof of age and proof of identity as the division may require. The applicant also shall provide a photo identity document, except that a non-photo identity document is acceptable if it includes both the applicant’s full legal name and date of birth, and documentation showing the applicant’s name, the applicant’s address of principal residence and the applicant’s social security number. The applicant’s social security number shall remain confidential and shall not be disclosed, except as provided pursuant to K.S.A. 74-2012, and amendments thereto. If the applicant does not have a social security number the applicant shall provide proof of lawful presence and Kansas residency. The division shall assign a distinguishing number to the license or permit.

(2) The division shall not issue any driver’s license or instruction permit to any person who fails to provide proof that the person is lawfully present in the United States. Before issuing a driver’s license or instruction permit to a person, the division shall require valid documentary evidence that the applicant: (A) Is a citizen or national of the United States; (B) is an alien lawfully admitted for permanent or temporary residence in the United States; (C) has conditional permanent resident status in the United States; (D) has an approved application for asylum in the United States or has entered into the United States in refugee status; (E) has a valid, unexpired nonimmigrant visa or nonimmigrant visa status for entry into the United States; (F) has a pending application for asylum in the United States; (G) has a pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States; (H) has approved deferred action status; or (I) has a pending application for adjustment of status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States or conditional permanent resident status in the United States.

(3) If an applicant provides evidence of lawful presence set out in subsections (b)(2)(E) through (2)(I), or is an alien lawfully admitted for temporary residence under subsection (b)(2)(B), the division may only issue a driver’s license to the person under the following conditions: (A) A driver’s license issued pursuant to this subparagraph shall be valid only during the period of time of the applicant’s authorized stay in the United States or, if there is no definite end to the period of authorized stay, a period of one year; (B) a driver’s license issued pursuant to this subparagraph shall clearly indicate that it is temporary and shall state the date on which it expires; (C) no driver’s license issued pursuant to this subparagraph shall be for a longer period of time than the time period permitted by K.S.A. 8-247(a), and amendments thereto; and (D) a driver’s license issued pursuant to this subparagraph may be renewed, subject at the time of renewal, to the same requirements and conditions as set out in this subsection (b) for the issuance of the original driver’s license.

(4) The division shall not issue any driver’s license or instruction permit to any person who is not a resident of the state of Kansas, except as provided in K.S.A. 8-2,148, and amendments thereto.

(5) The division shall not issue a driver’s license to a person holding a driver’s license issued by another state without making reasonable efforts to confirm that the person is terminating or has terminated the driver’s license in the other state.

(6) The parent or guardian of an applicant under 16 years of age shall sign the application for any driver’s license submitted by such applicant.

(c) Every application shall state the full legal name, date of birth, gender and address of principal residence of the applicant, and briefly describe the applicant, and shall state whether the applicant has been licensed as a driver prior to such application, and, if so, when and by what state or country. Such application shall state whether any such license has ever been suspended or revoked, or whether an application has ever been refused, and, if so, the date of and reason for such suspension, revocation or refusal. In addition, applications for commercial drivers’ licenses and instruction permits for commercial licenses must include the following: The applicant’s social security number; the person’s signature; the person’s: (1) Digital color image or photograph; or (2) a laser engraved photograph; certifications, including those required by 49 C.F.R. § 383.71(a), effective January 1, 1991; a consent to release driving record information; and, any other information required by the division. Each application for a driver’s license shall include a question asking if the applicant is willing to give such applicant’s authorization to be listed as an organ, eye or tissue donor in the Kansas donor registry in accordance with the revised uniform anatomical gift act, K.S.A. 65-3220 through 65-3244, and amendments thereto. The gift would become effective upon the death of the donor.

(d) When an application is received from a person previously licensed in another jurisdiction, the division shall request a copy of the driver’s record from the other jurisdiction. When received, the driver’s record shall become a part of the driver’s record in this state with the same force and effect as though entered on the driver’s record in this state in the original instance.

(e) When the division receives a request for a driver’s record from another licensing jurisdiction the record shall be forwarded without charge.

(f) A fee shall be charged as follows:

(1) For a class C driver’s license issued to a person at least 21 years of age, but less than 65 years of age, $18;

(2) for a class C driver’s license issued to a person 65 years of age or older, $12;

(3) for a class M driver’s license issued to a person at least 21 years of age, but less than 65 years of age, $12.50;

(4) for a class M driver’s license issued to a person 65 years of age or older, $9;

(5) for a class A or B driver’s license issued to a person who is at least 21 years of age, but less than 65 years of age, $24;

(6) for a class A or B driver’s license issued to a person 65 years of age or older, $16;

(7) for any class of commercial driver’s license issued to a person 21 years of age or older, $18; or

(8) for class A, B, C or M, or a farm permit, or any commercial driver’s license issued to a person less than 21 years of age, $20.

A fee of $10 shall be charged for each commercial driver’s license endorsement, except air brake endorsements which shall have no charge.

A fee of $3 per year shall be charged for any renewal of a license issued prior to the effective date of this act to a person less than 21 years of age.

If one fails to make an original application or renewal application for a driver’s license within the time required by law, or fails to make application within 60 days after becoming a resident of Kansas, a penalty of $1 shall be added to the fee charged for the driver’s license.

(g) Any person who possesses an identification card as provided in K.S.A. 8-1324, and amendments thereto, shall surrender such identification card to the division upon being issued a valid Kansas driver’s license or upon reinstatement and return of a valid Kansas driver’s license.

(h) The division shall require that any person applying for a driver’s license submit to a mandatory facial image capture. The captured facial image shall be displayed on the front of the applicant’s driver’s license.

(i) The director of vehicles may issue a temporary driver’s license to an applicant who cannot provide valid documentary evidence as defined by subsection (b)(2), if the applicant provides compelling evidence proving current lawful presence. Any temporary license issued pursuant to this subsection shall be valid for one year.

(j) (1) For purposes of this subsection, the division may rely on the division’s most recent, existing color digital image and signature image of the applicant for the class C or M driver’s license or any class of commercial driver’s license if the division has the information on file. The determination on whether an electronic online renewal application or equivalent of a driver’s license is permitted shall be made by the director of vehicles or the director’s designee. The division shall not renew a driver’s license through an electronic online or equivalent process if the license has been previously renewed through an electronic online application in the immediately preceding driver’s license period. No renewal under this subsection shall be granted to any person who is:

(A) Younger than 30 days from turning 21 years of age;

(B) 65 years of age or older;

(C) a registered offender pursuant to K.S.A. 22-4901 et seq., and amendments thereto; or

(D) has a person issued a temporary driver’s license issued pursuant to K.S.A. 8-240(b)(3), and amendments thereto, provided the license is not otherwise withdrawn; or

(E) a person issued a commercial driver’s license that has a hazardous materials endorsement.

(2) The vision examination requirements in K.S.A. 8-247(e), and amendments thereto, are not required for electronic online renewal applications, except that the electronic online renewal applicant must certify under penalty of law that the applicant’s vision satisfies the requirements of K.S.A. 8-295, and amendments thereto, and has undergone an examination of eyesight by a licensed ophthalmologist or a licensed optometrist within the last year. As a condition for any electronic online renewal application, the applicant must: (A) Authorize the exchange of vision and medical information between the division and the applicant’s ophthalmologist or optometrist; and (B) is at least 21 years of age, but less than 50 65 years of age. The ophthalmologist or optometrist shall have four business days to confirm or deny the vision and medical information of the applicant. If no response is received by the division, the division shall accept the vision and medical information provided for processing the renewal application. The waiver of vision examination for online renewal applications contained within this subsection shall expire on July 1, 2022.

(3) The secretary of revenue shall adopt and administer rules and regulations to implement a program to permit an electronic online renewal of a driver’s license, including, but not limited to, requirements that an electronic online renewal applicant shall have previously provided documentation of identity, lawful presence and residence to the division for electronic scanning.

(4) Prior to February 1, 2022, the division shall report to the house and senate committees on transportation regarding the online renewal process of this subsection and its effects to safety on the state’s roads and highways.

(5) Any person seeking to renew a commercial driver’s license pursuant to this subsection shall be required to provide the division with a valid medical examiner’s certificate and proof of completion of the truckers against trafficking training.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 8-247 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-247. (a) (1) All original licenses issued on and after July 1, 2018, shall expire as follows:

(A) Licenses issued to persons who are at least 21 years of age, but less than 65 years of age shall expire on the sixth anniversary of the date of birth of the licensee which that is nearest the date of application;

(B) licenses issued to persons who are 65 years of age or older shall expire on the fourth anniversary of the date of birth of the licensee which that is nearest the date of application;

(C) any commercial drivers license shall expire on the fifth anniversary of the date of birth of the licensee which that is nearest the date of application;

(D) licenses issued to an offender, as defined in K.S.A. 22-4902, and amendments thereto, who is required to register pursuant to the Kansas offender registration act, K.S.A. 22-4901 et seq., and amendments thereto, shall expire every year on the date of birth of the licensee; or

(E) licenses issued to persons who are less than 21 years of age shall expire on the licensee’s 21st birthday.

(2) All renewals under: (A) Paragraph (1)(A) shall expire on every sixth anniversary of the date of birth of the licensee; (B) paragraph (1)(B) shall expire on every fourth anniversary of the date of birth of the licensee; (C) paragraph (1)(C) shall expire on every fifth anniversary of the date of birth of the licensee; (D) paragraph (1)(D) shall expire every year on the date of birth of the licensee; and (E) paragraph (1)(E), if a renewal license is issued, shall expire on the licensee’s 21st birthday. No driver’s license shall expire in the same calendar year in which when the original license or renewal license is issued, except that if the foregoing provisions of this section shall require the issuance of a renewal license or an original license for a period of less than six calendar months, the license issued to the applicant shall expire in accordance with the provisions of this subsection.

(b) If the driver’s license of any person expires while such person is outside of the state of Kansas and such person is on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, or is the spouse or a person who is residing with and is a dependent of such person on active duty, the license of such person shall be renewable, without examination, at any time prior to the end of the sixth month following the discharge of such person from the armed forces, or within 90 days after residence within the state is reestablished, whichever time is sooner. If the driver’s license of any person under this subsection expires while such person is outside the United States, the division shall provide for renewal by mail, as long as the division has a photograph or digital image of such person maintained in the division’s records. A driver’s license renewed under the provisions of this subsection shall be renewed by mail only once.

(c) At least 30 days prior to the expiration of a person’s license the division shall mail, or send electronically if authorized by the person, a notice of expiration or renewal application to such person at the address shown on the license or the electronic mail address provided to the division. The division shall include with such notice a written explanation of substantial changes to traffic regulations enacted by the legislature.

(d) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) and (3), every driver’s license shall be renewable on or before its expiration upon application and payment of the required fee and successful completion of the examinations required by subsection (e). Application for renewal of a valid driver’s license shall be made to the division in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the secretary of revenue. Such application shall contain all the requirements of K.S.A. 8-240(b), and amendments thereto. Such notice shall also include a question asking if the applicant is willing to give such applicant’s authorization to be listed as an organ, eye and tissue donor in the Kansas donor registry in accordance with the revised uniform anatomical gift act, K.S.A. 65-3220 through 65-3244, and amendments thereto. Upon satisfying the foregoing requirements of this subsection, and if the division makes the findings required by K.S.A. 8-235b, and amendments thereto, for the issuance of an original license, the license shall be renewed without examination of the applicant’s driving ability. If the division finds that any of the statements relating to revocation, suspension or refusal of licenses required under K.S.A. 8-240(b), and amendments thereto, are in the affirmative, or if it finds that the license held by the applicant is not a valid one, or if the applicant has failed to make application for renewal of such person’s license on or before the expiration date thereof, the division may require the applicant to take an examination of ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle as provided in K.S.A. 8-235d, and amendments thereto.

(2) Any licensee, whose driver’s license expires on the licensee’s 21st birthday, shall have 45 days from the date of expiration of such license to make application to renew such licensee’s license. Such license shall continue to be valid for such 45 days or until such license is renewed, whichever occurs sooner. A licensee who renews under the provisions of this paragraph shall not be required by the division to take an examination of ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle as provided in K.S.A. 8-235d, and amendments thereto.

(3) Any licensee, whose driver’s license has expired after March 12, 2020, and before March 31, 2021, shall have until June 30, 2021, to renew such licensee’s driver’s license.

(e) (1) Prior to renewal of a driver’s license, the applicant shall pass an examination of eyesight. Such examination shall be equivalent to the test required for an original driver’s license under K.S.A. 8-235d, and amendments thereto. A driver’s license examiner shall administer the examination without charge and shall report the results of the examination on a form provided by the division.

(2) In lieu of the examination of the applicant’s eyesight by the examiner, the applicant may submit a report on the examination of eyesight by a physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery or by a licensed optometrist. The report shall be based on an examination of the applicant’s eyesight not more than three months prior to the date the report is submitted, and it shall be made on a form furnished by the division to the applicant.

(3) The division shall determine whether the results of the eyesight examination or report is sufficient for renewal of the license and, if the results of the eyesight examination or report is insufficient, the division shall notify the applicant of such fact and return the license fee. In determining the sufficiency of an applicant’s eyesight, the division may request an advisory opinion of the medical advisory board, which and the board is hereby authorized to render such opinions.

(4) An applicant who is denied a license under this subsection (e) may reapply for renewal of such person’s driver’s license, except that if such application is not made within 90 days of the date the division sent notice to the applicant that the license would not be renewed, the applicant shall proceed as if applying for an original driver’s license.

(5) When the division has good cause to believe that an applicant for renewal of a driver’s license is incompetent or otherwise not qualified to operate a motor vehicle in accord with the public safety and welfare, the division may require such applicant to submit to such additional examinations as are necessary to determine that the applicant is qualified to receive the license applied for. Subject to paragraph (6), in so evaluating such qualifications, the division may request an advisory opinion of the medical advisory board which, and the board is hereby authorized to render such opinions in addition to its duties prescribed by K.S.A. 8-255b(b), and amendments thereto. Any such applicant who is denied the renewal of such a driver’s license because of a mental or physical disability shall be afforded a hearing in the manner prescribed by K.S.A. 8-255(c), and amendments thereto.

(6) Seizure disorders which that are controlled shall not be considered a disability. In cases where such seizure disorders are not controlled, the director or the medical advisory board may recommend that such person be issued a driver’s license to drive class C or M vehicles and restricted to operating such vehicles as the division determines to be appropriate to assure the safe operation of a motor vehicle by the licensee. Restricted licenses issued pursuant to this paragraph shall be subject to suspension or revocation. For the purpose of this paragraph, seizure disorders which that are controlled means that the licensee has not sustained a seizure involving a loss of consciousness in the waking state within six months preceding the application or renewal of a driver’s license and whenever a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery makes a written report to the division stating that the licensee’s seizures are controlled. The report shall be based on an examination of the applicant’s medical condition not more than three months prior to the date the report is submitted. Such report shall be made on a form furnished to the applicant by the division. Any physician who makes such report shall not be liable for any damages which that may be attributable to the issuance or renewal of a driver’s license and subsequent operation of a motor vehicle by the licensee.

(f) If the driver’s license of any person expires while such person is outside the state of Kansas, the license of such person shall be extended for a period not to exceed six months and shall be renewable, without a driving examination, at any time prior to the end of the sixth month following the original expiration date of such license or within 10 days after such person returns to the state, whichever time is sooner. This subsection shall not apply to temporary drivers’ licenses issued pursuant to K.S.A. 8-240(b)(3), and amendments thereto.

(g) (1) The division shall reference the website of the agency in a person’s notice of expiration or renewal under subsection (c). The division shall provide the following information on the website of the agency:

(1)(A) Information explaining the person’s right to make an anatomical gift in accordance with K.S.A. 8-243, and amendments thereto, and the revised uniform anatomical gift act, K.S.A. 65-3220 through 65-3244, and amendments thereto;

(2)(B) information describing the organ donation registry program maintained by the Kansas federally designated organ procurement organization. The information required under this paragraph shall include, in a type, size and format that is conspicuous in relation to the surrounding material, the address and telephone number of Kansas’ federally designated organ procurement organization, along with an advisory to call such designated organ procurement organization with questions about the organ donor registry program;

(3)(C) information giving the applicant the opportunity to be placed on the organ donation registry described in paragraph (2); subparagraph (B); and

(4) inform the applicant(D) information that, if the applicant indicates under this subsection a willingness to have such applicant’s name placed on the organ donor registry described in paragraph (2) subparagraph (B), the division will forward the applicant’s name, gender, date of birth and most recent address to the organ donation registry maintained by the Kansas federally designated organ procurement organization, as required by paragraph (6) (3);

(5)(2) the division may fulfill the requirements of paragraph (4) (1)(D) by one or more of the following methods:

(A) Providing such information on the website of the agency; or

(B) providing printed material to an applicant who personally appears at an examining station; and.

(6)(3) If an applicant indicates a willingness under this subsection to have such applicant’s name placed on the organ donor registry, the division shall within 10 days forward the applicant’s name, gender, date of birth and most recent address to the organ donor registry maintained by the Kansas federally designated organ procurement organization. The division may forward information under this subsection by mail or by electronic means. The division shall not maintain a record of the name or address of an individual who indicates a willingness to have such person’s name placed on the organ donor registry after forwarding that information to the organ donor registry under this subsection. Information about an applicant’s indication of a willingness to have such applicant’s name placed on the organ donor registry that is obtained by the division and forwarded under this paragraph shall be confidential and not disclosed.

(h) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, any offender under subsection (a)(1)(D) who held a valid driver’s license on the effective date of this act may continue to operate motor vehicles until the next anniversary of the date of birth of such offender. Upon such date such driver’s license shall expire and the offender shall be subject to the provisions of this section.

(i) The director of the division of vehicles shall submit a report to the legislature at the beginning of the regular session in 2012 regarding the impact of not requiring a written test for the renewal of a driver’s license, including any cost savings to the division.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 8-262 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-262. (a) (1) Any person who drives a motor vehicle on any highway of this state at a time when such person’s privilege so to do is canceled, suspended or revoked or while such person’s privilege to obtain a driver’s license is suspended or revoked pursuant to K.S.A. 8-252a, and amendments thereto, shall be guilty of a class B nonperson misdemeanor on the first conviction and a class A nonperson misdemeanor on the second or subsequent conviction.

(2) No person shall be convicted under this section if such person was entitled at the time of arrest under K.S.A. 8-257, and amendments thereto, to the return of such person’s driver’s license.

(3) Except as otherwise provided by subsection (a)(4) or (c), every person convicted under this section shall be sentenced to at least five days’ imprisonment and fined at least $100 and upon a second conviction shall not be eligible for parole until completion of five days’ imprisonment.

(4) Except as otherwise provided by subsection (c), if a person: (A) Is convicted of a violation of this section, committed while the person’s privilege to drive or privilege to obtain a driver’s license was suspended or revoked for a violation of K.S.A. 8-2,144 or 8-1567, and amendments thereto, or any ordinance of any city or resolution of any county or a law of another state, which ordinance or resolution or law prohibits the acts prohibited by those statutes; and (B) is or has been also convicted of a violation of K.S.A. 8-2,144 or 8-1567, and amendments thereto, or any ordinance of any city or resolution of any county or law of another state, which ordinance or resolution or law prohibits the acts prohibited by those statutes, committed while the person’s privilege to drive or privilege to obtain a driver’s license was so suspended or revoked, the person shall not be eligible for suspension of sentence, probation or parole until the person has served at least 90 days’ imprisonment, and any fine imposed on such person shall be in addition to such a term of imprisonment.

(b) (1) Except as provided by subsection (b)(2), the division, upon receiving a record of the conviction of any person under this section, or any ordinance of any city or resolution of any county or a law of another state which is in substantial conformity with this section, upon a charge of driving a vehicle while the license of such person is revoked or suspended, shall extend the period of such suspension or revocation for an additional period of 90 days.

(2) For any person found guilty of driving a vehicle while the license of such person is suspended for violating K.S.A. 8-2110, and amendments thereto, such offense shall not extend the additional period of suspension pursuant to subsection (b)(1).

(c) (1) The person found guilty of a class A nonperson misdemeanor on a third or subsequent conviction of this section shall be sentenced to not less than 90 days’ imprisonment and fined not less than $1,500 if such person’s privilege to drive a motor vehicle is canceled, suspended or revoked because such person:

(A) Refused to submit and complete any test of blood, breath or urine requested by law enforcement excluding the preliminary screening test as set forth in K.S.A. 8-1012, and amendments thereto;

(B) was convicted of violating the provisions of K.S.A. 40-3104, and amendments thereto, relating to motor vehicle liability insurance coverage;

(C) was convicted of vehicular homicide, K.S.A. 21-3405, prior to its repeal, or K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 21-5406, and amendments thereto, involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, K.S.A. 21-3442, prior to its repeal, or involuntary manslaughter as defined in K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 21-5405(a)(3) and (a)(5), and amendments thereto, or any other murder or manslaughter crime resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle; or

(D) was convicted of being a habitual violator, K.S.A. 8-287, and amendments thereto.

(2) The person convicted shall not be eligible for release on probation, suspension or reduction of sentence or parole until the person has served at least 90 days’ imprisonment. The 90 days’ imprisonment mandated by this subsection may be served in a work release program only after such person has served 48 consecutive hours’ imprisonment, provided such work release program requires such person to return to confinement at the end of each day in the work release program. The court may place the person convicted under a house arrest program pursuant to K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 21-6609, and amendments thereto, or any municipal ordinance to serve the remainder of the minimum sentence only after such person has served 48 consecutive hours’ imprisonment.

(d) For the purposes of determining whether a conviction is a first, second, third or subsequent conviction in sentencing under this section, “conviction” includes a conviction of a violation of any ordinance of any city or resolution of any county or a law of another state which that is in substantial conformity with this section.

Sec. 4. K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 8-1325 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-1325. (a) Every identification card shall expire, unless earlier canceled or subsection (c) of K.S.A. 8-1324, and amendments thereto, applies, on the sixth birthday of the applicant following the date of original issue, except as otherwise provided by K.S.A. 8-1329, and amendments thereto. Renewal of any identification card shall be made for a term of six years and shall expire in a like manner as the originally issued identification card, unless surrendered earlier or subsection (c) of K.S.A. 8-1324, and amendments thereto, applies. For any person who has been issued an identification card, the division shall mail a notice of expiration or renewal at least 30 days prior to the expiration of such person’s identification card at the address shown on such identification card. The division shall include with such notice, written information required under subsection (b). Any application for renewal received later than 90 days after expiration of the identification card shall be considered to be an application for an original identification card. The division shall require payment of a fee of $14 for each identification card renewal, except that persons who are 65 or more years of age or who are persons with a disability, as defined in K.S.A. 8-1,124, and amendments thereto, shall be required to pay a fee of only $10. Any identification card holder, whose identification card has expired after March 12, 2020, and before March 31, 2021, shall have until June 30, 2021, to renew such identification card.

(b) The division shall reference the website of the agency in a person’s notice of expiration or renewal under subsection (a). The division shall provide the following information on the website of the agency:

(1) Information explaining the person’s right to make an anatomical gift in accordance with K.S.A. 8-1328, and amendments thereto, and the revised uniform anatomical gift act, K.S.A. 65-3220 through 65-3244, and amendments thereto;

(2) information describing the organ donation registry program maintained by the Kansas federally designated organ procurement organization. The information required under this paragraph shall include, in a type, size and format that is conspicuous in relation to the surrounding material, the address and telephone number of Kansas’ federally designated organ procurement organization, along with an advisory to call such designated organ procurement organization with questions about the organ donor registry program;

(3) information giving the applicant the opportunity to be placed on the organ donation registry described in paragraph (2);

(4) inform the applicant that, if the applicant indicates under this subsection a willingness to have such applicant’s name placed on the organ donor registry described in paragraph (2), the division will forward the applicant’s name, gender, date of birth and most recent address to the organ donation registry maintained by the Kansas federally designated organ procurement organization, as required by paragraph (6);

(5) the division may fulfill the requirements of paragraph (4) by one or more of the following methods:

(A) Providing such information on the website of the agency; or

(B) providing printed material to an applicant who personally applies for an identification card; and

(6) if an applicant indicates a willingness under this subsection to have such applicant’s name placed on the organ donor registry described, the division shall within 10 days forward the applicant’s name, gender, date of birth and address to the organ donor registry maintained by the Kansas federally designated organ procurement organization. The division may forward information under this subsection by mail or by electronic means. The division shall not maintain a record of the name or address of an individual who indicates a willingness to have such person’s name placed on the organ donor registry after forwarding that information to the organ donor registry under this subsection. Information about an applicant’s indication of a willingness to have such applicant’s name placed on the organ donor registry that is obtained by the division and forwarded under this paragraph shall be confidential and not disclosed.

Sec. 5. K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 8-2110 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-2110. (a) Failure to comply with a traffic citation means failure either to: (1) Appear before any district or municipal court in response to a traffic citation and pay in full any fine and court costs imposed; or (2) otherwise comply with a traffic citation as provided in K.S.A. 8-2118, and amendments thereto. Failure to comply with a traffic citation is a misdemeanor, regardless of the disposition of the charge for which such citation was originally issued.

(b) (1) In addition to penalties of law applicable under subsection (a), when a person fails to comply with a traffic citation, except for illegal parking, standing or stopping, the district or municipal court in which the person should have complied with the citation shall mail notice to the person that if the person does not appear in district or municipal court or pay all fines, court costs and any penalties within 30 days from the date of mailing notice, the division of vehicles will be notified to suspend the person’s driving privileges. The district or municipal court may charge an additional fee of $5 for mailing such notice. Upon the person’s failure to comply within such 30 days of mailing notice, the district or municipal court shall electronically notify the division of vehicles. Upon receipt of a report of a failure to comply with a traffic citation under this subsection, pursuant to K.S.A. 8-255, and amendments thereto, the division of vehicles shall notify the violator and suspend the license of the violator until satisfactory evidence of compliance with the terms of the traffic citation has been furnished to the informing court. When the court determines the person has complied with the terms of the traffic citation, the court shall immediately electronically notify the division of vehicles of such compliance. Upon receipt of notification of such compliance from the informing court, the division of vehicles shall terminate the suspension or suspension action.

(2) (A) In lieu of suspension under paragraph (1), the driver may submit to the division of vehicles a written request for restricted driving privileges, with a non-refundable $25 application fee, to be applied by the division of vehicles for additional administrative costs to implement restricted driving privileges. The division shall remit all restricted driving privilege application fees to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the division of vehicles operating fund.

(B) A person whose driver’s license has expired during the period when such person’s driver’s license has been suspended for failure to pay fines for traffic citations, the driver may submit to the division of vehicles a written request for restricted driving privileges, with a non-refundable $25 application fee, to be applied by the division of vehicles for additional administrative costs to implement restricted driving privileges. The division shall remit all restricted driving privilege application fees to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the division of vehicles operating fund. An individual shall not qualify for restricted driving privileges pursuant to this section unless the following conditions are met: (i) The suspended license that expired was issued by the division of vehicles; (ii) the suspended license resulted from the individual’s failure to comply with a traffic citation pursuant to subsection (b)(1); and (iii) the traffic citation that resulted in the failure to comply pursuant to subsection (b)(1) was issued in this state; and (iv) the individual has not previously received a stayed suspension as a result of a driving while suspended conviction.

(C) Upon review and approval of the driver’s eligibility, the driving privileges will be restricted by the division of vehicles for a period up to one year or until the terms of the traffic citation have been complied with and the court shall immediately electronically notify the division of vehicles of such compliance. If the driver fails to comply with the traffic citation within the one year restricted period, the driving privileges will be suspended by the division of vehicles until the court determines the person has complied with the terms of the traffic citation and the court shall immediately electronically notify the division of vehicles of such compliance. Upon receipt of notification of such compliance from the informing court, the division of vehicles shall terminate the suspension action. When restricted driving privileges are approved pursuant to this section, the person’s driving privileges shall be restricted to driving only under the following circumstances: (i) In going to or returning from the person’s place of employment or schooling; (ii) in the course of the person’s employment; (iii) in going to or returning from an appointment with a health care provider or during a medical emergency; and (iv) in going to and returning from probation or parole meetings, drug or alcohol counseling or any place the person is required to go by a court.

(c) (1) Prior to July 1, 2018, except as provided in subsection (d), when the district or municipal court notifies the division of vehicles of a failure to comply with a traffic citation pursuant to subsection (b), the court shall assess a reinstatement fee of $59 for each charge on which the person failed to make satisfaction regardless of the disposition of the charge for which such citation was originally issued and regardless of any application for restricted driving privileges. Such reinstatement fee shall be in addition to any fine, restricted driving privilege application fee, district or municipal court costs and other penalties. The court shall remit all reinstatement fees to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury and shall credit 42.37% of such moneys to the division of vehicles operating fund, 31.78% to the community alcoholism and intoxication programs fund created by K.S.A. 41-1126, and amendments thereto, 10.59% to the juvenile alternatives to detention fund created by K.S.A. 79-4803, and amendments thereto, and 15.26% to the judicial branch nonjudicial salary adjustment fund created by K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 20-1a15, and amendments thereto.

(2) On and after July 1, 2018, except as provided in subsection (d), when the district or municipal court notifies the division of vehicles of a failure to comply with a traffic citation pursuant to subsection (b), the court shall assess a reinstatement fee of $100 for each charge on which the person failed to make satisfaction regardless of the disposition of the charge for which such citation was originally issued and regardless of any application for restricted driving privileges. Such reinstatement fee shall be in addition to any fine, restricted driving privilege application fee, district or municipal court costs and other penalties. The court shall remit all reinstatement fees to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury and shall credit the first $15 of such reinstatement fee to the judicial branch nonjudicial salary adjustment fund and of the remaining amount, 29.41% of such moneys to the division of vehicles operating fund, 22.06% to the community alcoholism and intoxication programs fund created by K.S.A. 41-1126, and amendments thereto, 7.36% to the juvenile alternatives to detention fund created by K.S.A. 79-4803, and amendments thereto, and 41.17% to the judicial branch nonjudicial salary adjustment fund created by K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 20-1a15, and amendments thereto.

(d) The district court or municipal court shall waive the reinstatement fee provided for in subsection (c), if the failure to comply with a traffic citation was the result of such person enlisting in or being drafted into the armed services of the United States, being called into service as a member of a reserve component of the military service of the United States, or volunteering for such active duty, or being called into service as a member of the state of Kansas national guard, or volunteering for such active duty, and being absent from Kansas because of such military service.

(e) (1) A person who is assessed a reinstatement fee pursuant to subsection (c) may petition the court that assessed the fee at any time to waive payment of the fee, any additional charge imposed pursuant to subsection (f), or any portion thereof. If it appears to the satisfaction of the court that payment of the amount due will impose manifest hardship on the person or the person’s immediate family, the court may waive payment of all or part of the amount due or modify the method of payment.

(2) A person who is assessed a fine or court costs for a traffic citation may petition the court that assessed the fine or costs at any time to waive payment of the fine or costs, or any portion thereof. If it appears to the satisfaction of the court that payment of the amount due will impose manifest hardship on the person or the person’s immediate family, the court may waive payment of all or part of the amount due or modify the method of payment.

(f) Except as provided further, the reinstatement fee established in this section shall be the only fee collected or moneys in the nature of a fee collected for such reinstatement. Such fee shall only be established by an act of the legislature and no other authority is established by law or otherwise to collect a fee. On and after July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2019 July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2025, the supreme court may impose an additional charge, not to exceed $22 per reinstatement fee, to fund the costs of non-judicial personnel.

Sec. 6. K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 8-240, 8-247, 8-262, 8-1325, 8-2110 and 8-2110b are hereby repealed.

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Kansas register.

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