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32-1050. Appearance bond. (a) Whenever any person is issued a citation by a conservation officer or deputy conservation officer of the wildlife and parks conservation service or by any law enforcement officer for any of the violations described in subsection (b), the officer may require such person to give bond in the amount specified in subsection (b) for the offense for which the person was charged, which bond shall be subject to forfeiture if the person does not appear at the court at the time specified in the written citation. The bond shall be a cash bond and shall be payable using cash or legal tender identified as travelers checks, certified checks, cashiers checks, personal checks and postal money orders. The cash bond shall be taken in the following manner: The officer shall furnish the person charged with a stamped envelope addressed to the judge or clerk of the court named in the written citation and the person shall place in such envelope the amount of the bond, and in the presence of the officer shall deposit the same in the United States mail. After having complied with these requirements, the person charged need not sign the citation, but the officer shall note the amount of the bond mailed on the citation and shall give a copy of such citation to the person.

(b) The offenses for which a cash bond may be required as provided in subsection (a) and the amounts thereof shall be as follows, subject to increase at the discretion of the court:

Engaging in any activity without a required valid license or permit, other than a big game or wild turkey permit or a license or permit for commercial activity

$100

Engaging in any activity without a required stamp or other issue of the department

75

Engaging in any commercial activity without a required valid license or permit

500

Engaging in any big game or wild turkey hunting without a required valid big game or wild turkey permit

500

Making misrepresentation to secure license, permit, stamp or other issue of the department

250

Taking wildlife, except big game or wild turkey, unlawfully(including but not limited to taking wildlife before or
after legal taking hours, during closed season, or using unlawful equipment, means or method)

100

Carrying unplugged shotgun

75

Exceeding bag or possession limit, except big game or wild turkey — $25 for each animal in excess of the bag or possession limit, plus

75

Exceeding big game or wild turkey bag or possession limit — $100 for each animal in excess of the bag or possession limit, plus

250

Unlawful transporting of wildlife

150

Taking big game or wild turkey unlawfully (including but not limited to taking big game or wild turkey before or after legal taking hours, during closed season, or using unlawful equipment, means or method)

500

Failing to wear and properly display required clothing during a big game hunting season

75

Taking wildlife when operating an amount of equipment in excess of that legally authorized

75

Exceeding creel or possession limit — $25 for each animal in excess of the creel or possession limit, plus

75

Operating vessel without a certificate of number or registration

50

Operating vessel without proper display of required identification number

50

Failing to properly display required lights on vessel between sunset and sunrise

50

Operating vessel without correct number or approved types of adult personal flotation devices — $25 for each adult personal flotation device violation, plus

50

Operating vessel without correct number or approved types of child personal flotation devices — $50 for each child personal flotation device violation, plus

100

Operating vessel without required number of personal flotation devices readily accessible and in good and
serviceable condition — $25 for each personal flotation device violation, plus

50

Operating vessel without required number or approved types of fire extinguishers

50

Operating vessel in restricted area

50

Operating vessel without required observer or rearview mirror on vessel

50

Operating vessel without required equipment or in excess of capacity plate limitations

50

Unlawful altering, destroying or removing of capacity plate

100

(c) For any violation of the wildlife, parks and tourism laws of this state or rules and regulations adopted thereunder for which a cash bond is not specified in subsection (b), the court may establish a cash bond amount.

(d) There shall be added to the amount of cash bond required pursuant to subsections (b) and (c) the amount of the docket fee as prescribed by K.S.A. 28-172a, and amendments thereto, for crimes defined in chapter 32 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.

(e) In the event of forfeiture of any of the bonds set forth in this section, the amount added by (d) to the amount of the cash bond shall be regarded as a docket fee.

History: L. 1975, ch. 223, § 2; L. 1981, ch. 175, § 7; L. 1984, ch. 148, § 3; L. 1986, ch. 47, § 2; L. 1986, ch. 146, § 4; L. 1987, ch. 134, § 6; L. 1989, ch. 118, § 136; L. 1989, ch. 239, § 7; L. 1989, ch. 274, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 315, § 9; L. 1994, ch. 245, § 3; L. 1994, ch. 335, § 7; L. 2002, ch. 64, § 1; L. 2004, ch. 99, § 11; L. 2012, ch. 47, § 65; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was also amended by L. 1992, ch. 128, § 8, but such amendment was repealed by L. 1992, ch. 315, § 14.


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