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8-199. Unlawful acts; violations classified; sales tax act unaffected. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), it shall be unlawful for any person to sell or transfer the ownership of any nonhighway vehicle or salvage vehicle, unless such person shall give to the purchaser thereof an assigned nonhighway certificate of title or salvage title.

(b) The sale or transfer of ownership of a nonhighway vehicle or salvage vehicle shall include the acquisition of any such vehicle by an insurer, as defined by K.S.A. 40-3103, and amendments thereto, from any person upon payment of consideration therefor in satisfaction of such insurer's obligation under a policy of motor vehicle insurance but the transferor of a vehicle for which a title has been issued under K.S.A. 8-135, and amendments thereto, shall not be required to obtain a nonhighway certificate of title or salvage title for such vehicle and may assign to the insurer the certificate of title issued pursuant to K.S.A. 8-135, and amendments thereto. It shall be unlawful for any insurer to sell or attempt to sell any nonhighway vehicle or salvage vehicle, through power of attorney or otherwise, unless such insurer shall obtain a nonhighway certificate of title or salvage title issued in the name of the insurer.

(c) Any person, firm, company, corporation, partnership, association or other legal entity who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

(d) Nothing in this act shall be construed as relieving any person of the payment of the tax imposed on the sale of a motor vehicle or travel trailer pursuant to K.S.A. 79-3603, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1975, ch. 31, § 4; L. 1976, ch. 45, § 2; L. 2000, ch. 73, § 6; L. 2016, ch. 49, § 3; July 1.

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