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8-246. Replacement drivers' licenses. (a) If a driver's license issued under the provisions of this act is lost or destroyed, or if a new name is acquired, the person to whom such driver's license was issued may obtain a replacement upon:

(1) Furnishing satisfactory proof of the loss, destruction or name change to the division, including an affidavit stating the circumstances of the loss, destruction or name change;

(2) payment of a fee of $8; and

(3) furnishing proof of the person's identity as provided in subsection (b). The driver's license examiner also shall compare the applicant with the division's existing information and facial image database.

(b) For the purposes of obtaining a replacement driver's license, proof of a person's identity shall include at least two of the following documents, one of the documents shall bear the person's signature and one of the documents shall bear the person's age or one of the documents shall bear the person's signature and age:

(1) Military identification card;

(2) military dependent identification card;

(3) military discharge papers;

(4) military D.D. 214;

(5) an original or certified copy of a state issued birth certificate;

(6) marriage license;

(7) medicare identification card;

(8) certified copy of court order specifying a change of name of the person;

(9) commercially produced school yearbook with photograph of the person, and the book is less than five years old;

(10) an official passport issued by any country;

(11) alien registration documents issued by the United States;

(12) expired or current driver's license or identification card issued by the Kansas division of vehicles or an expired or current driver's license or identification card of another state issued by similar authority, and for any document in this item (12) the document must bear a photograph of the person;

(13) student identification card bearing the photograph of the person;

(14) employee identification card bearing the photograph of the person;

(15) a copy of any federal or state income tax return bearing the signature of the person; or

(16) an identification certificate issued by the department of corrections to an offender under the supervision of the secretary of corrections.

(c) The division may waive the furnishing of one of the documents required by subsection (b) in the case of: (1) A person who is 65 or more years of age; or (2) an inmate who has been released on parole, conditional release or expiration of the inmate's maximum sentence. When additional clarification is needed to adequately describe any of the above items, the division shall specify such clarification in making the requirement for such item.

(d) In lieu of providing one of the documents required by subsection (b), a person may recite to the satisfaction of the driver's license examiner the recent motor vehicle operating record of the person.

(e) Any person who loses a driver's license and who, after obtaining a replacement, finds the original license shall immediately surrender the original license to the division.

History: L. 1937, ch. 73, § 13; L. 1949, ch. 104, § 17; L. 1959, ch. 49, § 14; L. 1972, ch. 26, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 36, § 17; L. 1983, ch. 32, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 36, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 46, § 1; L. 1990, ch. 42, § 3; L. 1992, ch. 310, § 2; L. 1994, ch. 24, § 2; L. 1997, ch. 36, § 2; L. 2007, ch. 160, § 6; July 1.


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