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65-2418. Fees for copies and searches; free copies of birth certificate, when; disposition; exemptions; copies, abstracts or data furnished to national office of vital statistics. (a) (1) The secretary shall fix and charge by rules and regulations the fees to be paid for certified copies or abstracts of certificates or for search of the files for birth, death, fetal death, marriage or divorce records when no certified copy or abstract is made. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the secretary shall remit all moneys received by or for the secretary from fees, charges or penalties, under the uniform vital statistics act, and amendments thereto, to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the civil registration and health statistics fee fund created by K.S.A. 65-2418e, and amendments thereto.

(2) The secretary shall not charge any fee for a certified copy of a certificate or abstract or for a search of the files or records if the certificate, abstract or search is requested by a person who exhibits correspondence from the United States department of veterans affairs or the Kansas commission on veterans affairs office which indicates that the person is applying for benefits from the United States department of veterans affairs and that such person needs the requested information to obtain such benefits, except that, for a second or subsequent certified copy of a certificate, abstract or search of the files requested by the person, the usual fee shall be charged. The secretary may provide by rules and regulations for exemptions from such fees.

(3) The secretary shall not charge or accept any fee for a certified copy of a birth certificate if the certificate is requested by any person who is 17 years of age or older for purposes of voting if the applicant lacks the identification required by K.S.A. 25-2908(h), and amendments thereto, or to meet the voter registration requirements of K.S.A. 25-2309, and amendments thereto. For voter registration purposes, an applicant for registration shall swear under oath: (1) That such person plans to register to vote in Kansas; and (2) that such person does not possess any of the documents that constitute evidence of United States citizenship under K.S.A. 25-2309(l), and amendments thereto. The affidavit shall specifically list the documents that constitute evidence of United States citizenship under K.S.A. 25-2309(l), and amendments thereto. The secretary shall adopt rules and regulations in order to implement the provisions of this subsection.

(4) Upon receipt of any such remittance of a fee for a certified copy of a birth certificate or abstract, $3 of each such fee for the first copy of a birth certificate or abstract and $1 of each such fee for each additional copy of the same birth certificate or abstract requested at the same time shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the permanent families account of the family and children investment fund created by K.S.A. 38-1808, and amendments thereto. The balance of the money received for a fee for a certified copy of a birth certificate or abstract shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the civil registration and health statistics fee fund created under this act.

(5) Upon receipt of any such remittance of a fee for a certified copy of a death certificate or abstract, $4 of each such fee for the first certified copy of a death certificate or abstract and $2 of each such fee for each additional copy of the same death certificate or abstract requested at the same time shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the district coroners fund created by K.S.A. 22a-245, and amendments thereto. The balance of the money received for a fee for a certified copy of a death certificate or abstract shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the civil registration and health statistics fee fund created by K.S.A. 65-2418e, and amendments thereto.

(b) Subject to K.S.A. 65-2415, and amendments thereto, the national office of vital statistics may be furnished copies or data it requires for national statistics. The state shall be reimbursed for the cost of furnishing the data. The data shall not be used for other than statistical purposes by the national office of vital statistics unless so authorized by the state registrar of vital statistics.

History: L. 1951, ch. 355, § 18; L. 1957, ch. 431, § 9; L. 1963, ch. 398, § 14; L. 1973, ch. 309, § 21; L. 1974, ch. 352, § 126; L. 1975, ch. 324, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 347, § 12; L. 1982, ch. 182, § 139; L. 1983, ch. 286, § 11; L. 1992, ch. 313, § 15; L. 1993, ch. 214, § 15; L. 1994, ch. 19, § 1; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 237; L. 2002, ch. 160, § 3; L. 2003, ch. 151, § 2; L. 2011, ch. 112, § 8; L. 2012, ch. 122, § 5; L. 2014, ch. 83, § 6; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was amended twice in 2001 session, see also 65-2418a.

Section was amended twice in 2002 session, see also 65-2418d.


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