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12-4215. Electronic citations. (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Electronic citation" means a charging citation, complaint or notice to appear which is prepared by a law enforcement officer in an electronic data device with intent that the data collected will be electronically filed with a municipal court as provided in K.S.A. 12-4201 through 12-4207, and amendments thereto, for prosecution of a municipal ordinance violation. The data elements collected shall conform to the requirements of K.S.A. 12-4201 through 12-4207, and amendments thereto, or the requirements of the secretary of revenue or the secretary's designee pursuant to K.S.A. 79-3393, and amendments thereto, as applicable.

(2) "Electronic citation system" means the device, database or computer software used to create, store, transmit or exchange the data included in an electronic citation.

(3) "Electronic signature" means an electronic signature having legal effect pursuant to the Kansas uniform electronic transaction act, K.S.A. 16-1601 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(b) For purposes of an electronic citation, including the notice to appear and complaint, issued under this section, an electronic signature indicated by the law enforcement officer's typed name, agency and agency identification number has the same effect and is as sufficient as a manual signature as required in K.S.A. 12-4202, 12-4204, 12-4207, subsection (b) of 22-3201 or 79-3393, and amendments thereto.

(c) A notice to appear, complaint or citation as provided in K.S.A. 12-4201 through 12-4207 or 79-3393, and amendments thereto, shall be deemed to be written if on a paper form or in a document printed from an electronic citation system.

(d) For purposes of signing a notice to appear as provided in K.S.A. 8-2107 and 12-4204, and amendments thereto, a person being charged by a law enforcement officer shall be deemed to have signed the notice to appear if the person physically signs the paper notice to appear or, in the case of an electronic citation, verbally acknowledges that the person promises to appear on or before the date set at or with the designated court. To secure a verbal promise to appear, the law enforcement officer shall ask, "Do you agree to appear at the court on or before (date) ?" The officer shall accurately record the response of the person being charged as: Yes, no or no response.

(e) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas code of procedure for municipal courts.

History: L. 2010, ch. 56, ยง 2; July 1.


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