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8-1342. Civil penalty for overloading certain vehicles. (a) No person shall, in return for any direct pecuniary benefit, while under no duress, willfully and knowingly cause any vehicle or combination of vehicles to be loaded with a gross weight exceeding the limitation for the maximum gross weight of such a vehicle or combination specified in article 19 of chapter 8 of Kansas Statutes Annotated, if at the time and place of such loading there is available a stationary scale, the accuracy of which is certified in accordance with law, together with a duly designated attendant of such scale. The provisions of this section shall not be deemed to create any civil negligence liability per se for any person who overloads a vehicle or combination of vehicles.

(b) The commission of any act in violation of subsection (a) shall render the violator liable to the state for the payment of a civil penalty, recoverable in an individual action brought by the attorney general or county attorney or district attorney, in a sum set by the court of not more than $500 for each violation.

(c) Civil penalties sued for and recovered by the attorney general shall be paid into the state treasury and credited to the general fund of the state. Civil penalties and contempt penalties sued for and recovered by the county attorney or district attorney shall be paid into the general fund of the county where the proceedings are instigated.

History: L. 1981, ch. 46, ยง 7; July 1.

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