DMV http://kmuw.org en House Committee Considers Bill That Would Allow Driver's Licenses To Last Eight Years http://kmuw.org/post/house-committee-considers-bill-would-allow-drivers-licenses-last-eight-years <p>The House Transportation Committee is considering a bill that would allow Kansans to renew their driver's licenses for eight years, rather than six years.</p><p>House Transportation Committee members were supportive of the idea yesterday, saying it was partly in response to long lines at driver's license offices.</p><p>The bill also would allow drivers over age 70 to renew their licenses every five years, rather than four years currently required by state law.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:55:09 +0000 Associated Press 30542 at http://kmuw.org Dept. Of Revenue To Ease Driver's Education Permit Process With Online Applications http://kmuw.org/post/dept-revenue-ease-drivers-education-permit-process-online-applications <p>Young Kansans seeking driver's education permits will find the task much easier starting April 1 when the Department of Revenue switches to an online application portal.</p><p>Each year the department handles about 50,000 driver's ed applications, which can take several weeks to process, and longer if there is a medical or vision issue. That has meant students who sign up for a driving class at the last minute or don't get around to sending in their application might not have the necessary permit to participate in the driving portion of the class.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:00:32 +0000 Associated Press 28839 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Counties Charging Visitors Extra To Use DMV http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-counties-charging-visitors-extra-use-dmv <p>Some Kansas counties have started charging out-of-county residents extra fees for flooding their driver's license offices to avoid long lines in larger cities.</p><p>Harvey and Butler counties have started charging fees, and county treasurers in smaller counties are thinking of doing the same.</p><p>Wichita resident Tammy Katzenmeier says she didn't mind paying an extra $20 last week to get her driver's license renewed in Harvey County. Katzenmeier says she avoided a several-hour wait in a Wichita office.</p><p>She was in and out of the Newton motor vehicle office in 10 minutes.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:01:17 +0000 Associated Press 23195 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 12.24.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-122412 <p><em>New DMV system serves 2 million Kansans; Board names four candidates for open Wichita City Council seat; Ethanol spill in Lincoln County closes I-70.</em></p><p><strong>New DMV System Hits 2M Mark</strong></p><p>After delays and long lines, the new vehicle title and registration system in Kansas has processed more than 2 million transactions.</p><p>The state Department of Revenue says the new system replaced a 25-year-old mainframe system. It moved Kansas from a paper-driven process to an electronic one.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 11:25:09 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 10296 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 12.24.12 KS Continues to Withhold Final Payment for DMV System Upgrades http://kmuw.org/post/ks-continues-withhold-final-payment-dmv-system-upgrades <p></p><p class="p1">It could be well into next year before the state of Kansas hands over the final payment for a new vehicle registration system.</p><p class="p1">The state is withholding 10 percent of the payment to Minnesota-based 3M after a systems upgrade was plagued with problems. Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said they've worked through the major issues.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:23:50 +0000 Stephen Koranda 7281 at http://kmuw.org New Kansas Driver’s License Is Harder To Fake http://kmuw.org/post/new-kansas-driver-s-license-harder-fake <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">Kansas has unveiled a new driver’s license. The update includes new holograms and hidden images that can only be seen under an ultraviolet light. The improved security measures are aimed at fighting counterfeiters.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:06:06 +0000 Kansas Public Radio 7164 at http://kmuw.org New Kansas Driver’s License Is Harder To Fake Audit Will Focus On Problems With Vehicle Registration System Upgrade http://kmuw.org/post/audit-will-focus-problems-vehicle-registration-system-upgrade <p>A Kansas legislative committee has ordered an audit of the state&rsquo;s troubled vehicle registration system.&nbsp;</p><p>A new, upgraded system was put in place earlier this year. But problems have caused long lines at some local DMV offices.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:20:25 +0000 Stephen Koranda 2173 at http://kmuw.org