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12-1679. Merchant or security police; fingerprints required; municipal license or permit prohibited if vehicles not registered in Kansas. (a) As used in this act: (1) "Municipality" shall mean any incorporated city or county of this state;

(2) "Merchants or security policeman" or "merchants or security police force or agency" shall mean any person engaged for hire in the business of guarding, watching, patrolling or otherwise attempting to provide security for the real or personal property of another person; and

(3) "Person" shall mean any individual, partnership, association, firm, corporation or other business entity.

(b) Every municipality which requires a license pursuant to this act shall acquire or collect the fingerprints of any person who applies for a merchants or security policeman's license from such municipality. The municipality shall submit the applicant's fingerprints to the Kansas bureau of investigation and to the federal bureau of investigation for the purpose of determining whether the applicant has a criminal record.

(c) No municipality shall license, permit or otherwise authorize or allow any person to do business within such municipality as a merchants or security policeman or as a merchants or security police force or agency, unless every motor vehicle, as defined by K.S.A. 8-1437, and amendments thereto, which is used in any way by such person while doing business as a merchants or security policeman or police force or agency is properly registered.

History: L. 1972, ch. 47, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 72, § 1; July 1.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Exemption for registration of municipally owned fire trucks; county is a municipality. 81-89.

Election expenses of candidates and organizations; reporting requirements applicable to counties. 81-129.

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