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8-272. State safety fund, motorcycle safety fund and truck driver training fund; entitlements; certification of amounts; distribution; proration of insufficient appropriations; motorcycle safety courses and instructors; institutions, truck driver training. (a) Any school district conducting an approved course in driver training and any student attending a nonpublic school accredited by the state board of education conducting an approved course in driver training and any student 19 years of age or under attending a community college conducting an approved course in driver training shall be entitled to participate in the state safety fund created by K.S.A. 8-267, and amendments thereto. In August of each year, the superintendent of each school district and the governing authority of each nonpublic school and community college shall report to the state board of education the number of students who have been in attendance for a complete driver training course conducted by such school district, nonpublic school or community college during the past school year. The state board of education shall certify to the director of accounts and reports the amount due each school district or community college and each student of a nonpublic school entitled to payment under this subsection. The director of accounts and reports shall draw warrants on the state treasurer payable to the treasurer of each school district or community college and to each student of a nonpublic school entitled to payment under this subsection upon vouchers approved by the state board and shall cause such warrants to be delivered to the respective school districts, nonpublic schools and community colleges. If the amount appropriated in any year from the state safety fund is insufficient to pay the full amount each school district or community college and each student of a nonpublic school is entitled to receive under this subsection, then the entire amount appropriated for such year shall be prorated among all school districts, community colleges and all students of nonpublic schools in proportion to the amount each school district or community college and each student of a nonpublic school is entitled to receive. No moneys in the state safety fund shall be used for any purpose other than that specified in this subsection or for the support of driver improvement programs. The state board of education shall prescribe all forms necessary for reporting in connection with this act. The funds shall be distributed on or before November 1 each year.

(b) (1) Any school district conducting an approved course in motorcycle safety as a part of an approved course in driver training, any student attending a nonpublic school accredited by the state board of education conducting an approved course in motorcycle safety as a part of an approved course in driver training or any community college conducting an approved course in motorcycle safety shall be entitled to participate in the motorcycle safety fund created by K.S.A. 8-267, and amendments thereto. The state board of education may establish, by rules and regulations, standards for the conduct, operation and approval of courses in motorcycle safety and for the qualifications of instructors for such courses conducted by a school district or nonpublic accredited school. Such standards shall not include the requirement that instructors be licensed by the state board of education. In August of each year, the superintendent of each school district or the governing authority of each nonpublic school shall report to the state board of education the number of students who have been in attendance for a complete course in motorcycle safety as a part of the driver training course conducted by such school district or nonpublic school during the past school year. The state board of education shall certify to the director of accounts and reports the amount due each school district and each student of a nonpublic school entitled to payment under this subsection. The director of accounts and reports shall draw warrants on the state treasurer payable to the treasurer of each school district and to each student of a nonpublic school entitled to payment under this subsection upon vouchers approved by the state board and shall cause such warrants to be delivered to the respective school districts and nonpublic schools. If the amount appropriated in any year from the motorcycle safety fund shall be insufficient to pay the full amount each school district and each student of a nonpublic school is entitled to receive under this subsection, then the entire amount appropriated for such year shall be prorated among all school districts and all students of nonpublic schools in proportion to the amount each school district and each student of a nonpublic school is entitled to receive. No moneys in the motorcycle safety fund shall be used for any purpose other than that specified in this subsection or for the support of motorcycle driver improvement programs. The state board of education shall prescribe all forms necessary for reporting in connection with this act. The funds shall be distributed on or before November 1 each year.

(2) Any community college conducting an approved course in motorcycle safety shall be entitled to participate in the motorcycle safety fund created by K.S.A. 8-267, and amendments thereto. The department of revenue may establish, by rules and regulations or by public declaration of the director of vehicles, standards for the conduct, operation and approval of courses in motorcycle safety and for the qualifications of instructors for such courses conducted by a community college. In August of each year, the chief administrative officer of each community college shall report to the state board of regents and the department the number of students who have been in attendance for a complete course in motorcycle safety as a part of the driver training course conducted by such community college during the past school year. The state board of regents shall certify to the director of accounts and reports the amount due each community college entitled to payment under this subsection. The director of accounts and reports shall draw warrants on the state treasurer payable to the treasurer of each community college entitled to payment under this subsection upon vouchers approved by the state board of regents and shall cause such warrants to be delivered to the respective community colleges. If the amount appropriated in any year from the motorcycle safety fund shall be insufficient to pay the full amount each community college is entitled to receive under this subsection, then the entire amount appropriated for such year shall be prorated among all community colleges in proportion to the amount each community college is entitled to receive. No moneys in the motorcycle safety fund shall be used for any purpose other than that specified in this subsection or for the support of motorcycle driver improvement programs or department administration. The department, in consultation with the state board of regents, shall prescribe all forms necessary for reporting in connection with this act. The funds shall be distributed on or before November 1 each year.

(c) (1) As used in this subsection, "institution" means a technical school affiliated with a public university in this state, a technical college or community college.

(2) Any institution conducting an approved course in truck driving shall be entitled to participate in the truck driver training fund created by K.S.A. 8-267, and amendments thereto. The department may establish, by rules and regulations or by public declaration of the director of vehicles, standards for the conduct, operation and approval of courses in truck driver training and for the qualifications of instructors for such courses. Such standards shall not include the requirement that instructors be certificated by the state board of regents. Courses in truck driver training for an interstate commercial class license shall also comply with the Kansas uniform commercial drivers' license act. In August of each year, the chief administrative officer of each participating institution shall report to the state board of regents and the department the number of students who have been in attendance for a complete course in truck driver training conducted by such institution during the past school year. The state board of regents shall certify to the director of accounts and reports the amount due each institution entitled to payment under this subsection. The director of accounts and reports shall draw warrants on the state treasurer payable to the treasurer of each institution entitled to payment under this subsection upon vouchers approved by the state board of regents and shall cause such warrants to be delivered to the respective institution. If the amount appropriated in any year from the truck driver training fund shall be insufficient to pay the full amount each institution is entitled to receive under this subsection, then the entire amount appropriated for such year shall be prorated among all participating institutions in proportion to the amount each institution is entitled to receive. No moneys in the truck driver training fund shall be used for any purpose other than that specified in this subsection or for the support of truck driver training programs and department administration. The department, in consultation with the state board of regents, shall prescribe all forms necessary for reporting in connection with this act. The funds shall be distributed on or before November 1 each year.

History: L. 1959, ch. 312, § 1; L. 1969, ch. 310, § 1; L. 1971, ch. 20, § 1; L. 1974, ch. 40, § 1; L. 1977, ch. 39, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 35, § 1; L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; L. 1982, ch. 42, § 3; L. 1989, ch. 39, § 3; L. 1990, ch. 41, § 4; L. 2005, ch. 194, § 25; L. 2022, ch. 67, § 3; L. 2023, ch. 95, § 1; May 25.

Cross References to Related Sections:

When license granted without examination, see 8-235b.


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