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8-2,133. Same; issuance of license; knowledge and skills test; administration of skills test. (a) Except as provided in K.S.A. 8-2,146, and amendments thereto, or as provided in K.S.A. 8-2,148, and amendments thereto, no person may be issued a commercial driver's license unless that person is a resident of this state and has passed a knowledge and skills test for driving a commercial motor vehicle which complies with minimum federal standards established by 49 C.F.R. § 383, subparts E, G and H and has satisfied all other requirements of the commercial motor vehicle safety act in addition to other requirements imposed by state law or federal regulation. The tests shall be prescribed and conducted by the secretary, except that the secretary may accept the results of a person's knowledge test conducted in another state if such test complies with minimum federal standards. The secretary shall accept results of a person's skills test given in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c).

(b) The secretary may authorize a person, including an agency of this or another state, an employer, a private driver training facility or other private institution, or a department, agency or instrumentality of local government, to administer the skills test specified by this section, if:

(1) The test is the same which would otherwise be administered by the state; and

(2) the third party has entered into an agreement with the state which complies with requirements of 49 C.F.R. § 383.75.

(c) The secretary shall authorize any community college or technical college, upon such community college's or technical college's request, to administer the skills test required by subsection (a). The secretary shall grant priority status to requests by any community college or technical college with a truck driver training course in place as of July 1, 2014. The secretary shall authorize such testing which complies with the requirements of 49 C.F.R. part 383 in an agreement between the requesting community college or technical college and the state. The secretary shall adopt rules and regulations to implement the testing procedure provided for in this subsection before January 1, 2015.

(d) A commercial driver's license or commercial driver's instruction permit may not be issued to a person while the person is subject to a disqualification from driving a commercial motor vehicle, or while the person's driver's license is suspended, revoked or canceled in any state; nor shall a commercial driver's license be issued to a person who has a commercial driver's license issued by any other state unless the person first surrenders all such licenses, which must be returned to the issuing state for cancellation.

(e) The director may authorize the skills test required by subsection (a) to be waived for an applicant that provides evidence of military commercial vehicle driving experience. To qualify for such a waiver, the applicant must satisfy the criteria established by 49 C.F.R. § 383.77.

History: L. 1989, ch. 38, § 9; L. 1990, ch. 41, § 7; L. 1991, ch. 36, § 16; L. 1992, ch. 310, § 4; L. 1994, ch. 186, § 3; L. 1995, ch. 190, § 4; L. 2003, ch. 42, § 5; L. 2012, ch. 132, § 1; L. 2014, ch. 106, § 1; July 1.

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