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66-1319. Powers granted to members of highway patrol; inspection and registration of vehicles; cooperation of state agencies. (a) Members of the Kansas highway patrol shall exercise the power and authority of the superintendent of the Kansas highway patrol in the execution of the duties imposed upon the superintendent by this act to the extent that the exercise of such power and authority is delegated to such members by the superintendent or is prescribed by law. In enforcing the laws referred to in K.S.A. 66-1318, and amendments thereto, members of the highway patrol are authorized and empowered to inspect any motor vehicle required by law to comply with any of such laws and rules and regulations relating thereto. Except as otherwise provided in K.S.A. 8-1910, and amendments thereto, whenever any member of the highway patrol shall determine that any vehicle is not properly registered under or not in compliance with any of such laws, such member of the highway patrol may require such vehicle to be driven to the nearest motor carrier inspection station, if there is one within five miles, and if not, to another suitable place, and remain there until the driver thereof has complied with any or all of such laws. Any driver of a vehicle who fails or refuses to drive such vehicle to the nearest inspection station or other suitable place when so directed by a member of the highway patrol shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

(b) The superintendent of the Kansas highway patrol or any other member thereof designated by the superintendent may issue any license, permit, registration or certificate required under any of such laws when so directed by law or by the head of the agency administering such laws.

(c) The superintendent of the Kansas highway patrol, the secretary of revenue, the secretary of transportation, the chairperson of the state corporation commission and the animal health commissioner shall cooperate in all functions relating to the enforcement of such laws.

History: L. 1977, ch. 304, § 4; L. 1988, ch. 266, § 9; L. 2012, ch. 140, § 112; July 1.


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