Sebelius Signs Bill Honoring Veterans

Governor Kathleen Sebelius has signed a bill honoring our veterans by memorializing a highway bridge in Kansas.

“The designation of this memorial bridge will remind travelers of the courage and dedication of our veterans,” Sebelius said. “The State of Kansas is thankful for their service.”

House Bill 2045 designates bridge Number 85 on United States Highway 166 as a memorial bridge. Located in Labette County near the edge of Chetopa, the bridge will be known as the Veterans Memorial Bridge. This legislation will become effective upon its publication in the Kansas Statute Book.

To learn more about the memorial highways in Kansas and where they are located, a memorial route map is provided by the Kansas Department of Transportation at the following link: http://www.ksdot.org/burtransplan/maps/SpecialInterest.asp.

The governor signed two additional bills today, bringing the total number of bills signed in the 2009 Legislative Session to nine.

Facilitating communication between regulatory authorities of motor carriers

HB 2023 allows the Director of Motor Vehicles to revoke, suspend, cancel, refuse or retrieve a license plate, as well as issue or renew a registration certificate under licensing and registration related statutes, upon notice from the Kansas Corporation Commission that an intrastate motor carrier’s operating authority has been terminated or denied by the commission. This legislation will be come effective upon its publication in the Kansas Statute Book.

Amending the Kansas Real Estate Brokers’ & Salespersons’ License Act

HB 2068 amends the Kansas Real Estate Brokers’ & Salespersons’ License Act. Among other revisions, this legislation revises the definition of “office” to include any permanent location regularly used for real estate business; authorizes the Real Estate Commission to designate a course of study to fulfill any specific education requirements; and allows the commission to pursue disciplinary action for violations of the Act even if the licensee is not engaged in a real estate transaction. This legislation will be come effective upon its publication in the Kansas Statute Book.


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