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8-259. Cancellation, suspension, revocation or denial of license by division; judicial review. (a) Except in the case of mandatory revocation under K.S.A. 8-254 or 8-286, and amendments thereto, mandatory suspension for an alcohol or drug-related conviction under subsection (b) of K.S.A. 8-1014, and amendments thereto, mandatory suspension under K.S.A. 8-262, and amendments thereto, or mandatory disqualification of the privilege to drive a commercial motor vehicle under subsection (a)(1)(A), (a)(1)(B), (a)(1)(C), (a)(2)(A), (a)(3)(A) or (a)(3)(B) of K.S.A. 8-2,142, and amendments thereto, the cancellation, suspension, revocation, disqualification or denial of a person's driving privileges by the division is subject to review. Such review shall be in accordance with the Kansas judicial review act. In the case of review of an order of suspension under K.S.A. 8-1001 et seq., and amendments thereto, or of an order of disqualification under subsection (a)(1)(D) of K.S.A. 8-2,142, and amendments thereto, the petition for review shall be filed within 14 days after the effective date of the order and venue of the action for review is the county where the administrative proceeding was held or the county where the person was arrested. In all other cases, the time for filing the petition is as provided by K.S.A. 77-613, and amendments thereto, and venue is the county where the licensee resides. The action for review shall be by trial de novo to the court. The court shall take testimony, examine the facts of the case and determine whether the petitioner is entitled to driving privileges or whether the petitioner's driving privileges are subject to suspension, cancellation or revocation under the provisions of this act. Unless the petitioner's driving privileges have been extended pursuant to subsection (o) of K.S.A. 8-1020, and amendments thereto, the court on review may grant a stay or other temporary remedy pursuant to K.S.A. 77-616, and amendments thereto, after considering the petitioner's traffic violations record and liability insurance coverage. If a stay is granted, it shall be considered equivalent to any license surrendered. If a stay is not granted, trial shall be set upon 21 days' notice to the legal services bureau of the department of revenue. No stay shall be issued if a person's driving privileges are canceled pursuant to K.S.A. 8-250, and amendments thereto.

(b) The clerk of any court to which an appeal has been taken under this section, within 14 days after the final disposition of such appeal, shall forward a notification of the final disposition to the division.

History: L. 1937, ch. 73, § 26; L. 1949, ch. 104, § 31; L. 1959, ch. 49, § 27; L. 1963, ch. 52, § 2; L. 1985, ch. 47, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 318, § 16; L. 1987, ch. 184, § 1; L. 1988, ch. 47, § 10; L. 1989, ch. 38, § 32; L. 1990, ch. 44, § 2; L. 1991, ch. 36, § 12; L. 1993, ch. 259, § 15; L. 1994, ch. 353, § 3; L. 2005, ch. 31, § 3; L. 2010, ch. 135, § 4; L. 2011, ch. 91, § 2; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was amended twice in the 2010 session, see also 8-259a.


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