§ 8-1901 Criminal penalties for violation of size and weight laws; exceptions
§ 8-1902 Width of vehicles and loads thereon
§ 8-1903 Loads on passenger vehicles extending to either side
§ 8-1904 Height and length of vehicles and loads; exceptions to maximums
§ 8-1905 Projecting loads to the front and rear
§ 8-1906 Securing loads on vehicles; requirements for hauling livestock
§ 8-1907 Towing vehicles; connection and safety equipment; exceptions
§ 8-1908 Gross weight limits on wheels and axles
§ 8-1909 Gross weight limits for vehicles; exceptions; safety of certain vehicles for operation
§ 8-1909a Vehicle operation on national system of interstate and defense highways; exceptions
§ 8-1910 Enforcement of vehicle weight laws; officers may weigh vehicles; portable scales; required drive to stationary scales; off-loading or load redistribution required, when
§ 8-1911 Permits for oversize or overweight vehicles; fees
§ 8-1912 When secretary of transportation or local authorities may restrict use of highways
§ 8-1913 Liability for damage to highway or structure
§ 8-1914 Issuance of special permits for operation of vehicles from Kansas turnpike authority toll booths and motor-freight truck terminals
§ 8-1915 Issuance of special vehicle combination permits; conditions; penalties; rules and regulations
§ 8-1916 Cotton modules; allowable movement
§ 8-1917 Idle reduction technology; maximum weight limit exception
§ 8-1918 Implement dealers; permits; allowable movement
§ 8-1919 Issuance of special permits for certain vehicle combinations; fees; conditions
§ 8-1920 Gross weight limits for emergency vehicles
§ 8-1921 Escort vehicle company registration; requirements; penalty

Terms Used In Kansas Statutes > Chapter 8 > Article 19

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Appropriation right: is a right, acquired under the provisions of article 7 of chapter 82a of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, to divert from a definite water supply a specific quantity of water at a specific rate of diversion, provided such water is available in excess of the requirements of all vested rights that relate to such supply and all appropriation rights of earlier date that relate to such supply, and to apply such water to a specific beneficial use or uses in preference to all appropriations right of later date. See Kansas Statutes 82a-701
  • Appropriator: means and includes a person who has an appropriation right that has been perfected in conformity with article 7 of chapter 82a of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto. See Kansas Statutes 82a-701
  • Aquatic life support use: means the use of a classified stream segment for the maintenance of the ecological integrity of streams, lakes and wetlands, including the sustained growth and propagation of native aquatic life; naturalized, important, recreational aquatic life; and indigenous or migratory semiaquatic or terrestrial wildlife directly or indirectly dependent on surface water for survival. See Kansas Statutes 82a-2001
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assurance storage: means that part of the conservation storage water supply capacity of any reservoir devoted to the storage water for the water assurance program;

    (b) "assurance water" means water stored in assurance storage of a reservoir under a water reservation right and provided as supplemental water to eligible water right holders;

    (c) "water assurance district" means an organization of eligible water right holders;

    (d) "assurance reservoir" means any reservoir containing assurance storage;

    (e) "eligible water right holder" means any entity holding a water right or permit, pursuant to K. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1331

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means the Kansas water authority. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1301
  • Authority: means the Kansas water authority;

    (b) "Director" means the director of the Kansas water office. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1402

  • Bank boundary: means the geographic area where a water bank operates and conducts the functions of a water bank and may encompass more than one hydrologic unit. See Kansas Statutes 82a-762
  • Bank charter: means a document that sets out the articles of incorporation and principal functions of a water bank. See Kansas Statutes 82a-762
  • Bankable water right: means a water right that has been determined pursuant to K. See Kansas Statutes 82a-762
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Capital cost: means all costs, including the principal and interest thereon, incurred by the state in the construction or acquisition of conservation storage water supply capacity in the reservoir system from which water may be contracted for sale. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1301
  • Chief engineer: means the chief engineer of the division of water resources of the Kansas department of agriculture. See Kansas Statutes 82a-701
  • Chief engineer: means the chief engineer of the division of water resources of the Kansas department of agriculture. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1301
  • Chief engineer: means the chief engineer of the division of water resources of the department of agriculture. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1603
  • Classified stream segments: shall include all stream segments that are waters of the state as defined in subsection (a) of K. See Kansas Statutes 82a-2001
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Conservation element: means the portion of a deposit that is taken out of use for the duration of the deposit and is not allowed to be withdrawn and used by subsequent users. See Kansas Statutes 82a-762
  • Construction of water wells: means all acts necessary to obtaining groundwater by any method for any use including, without limitation, the location of and excavation for the well. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1203
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • contractor: means any person who constructs, reconstructs or treats a water well. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1203
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • county clerk: shall mean , respectively, the board of county commissioners and county clerk of the county in which the greatest portion of the territory of any existing or proposed rural water district is located;

    (d) "participating member" means an individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation and:

    (1) Which has subscribed to one or more benefit units of such district; or

    (2) which is charged a franchise fee for water service which is paid, either directly or indirectly through another water provider, to such district;

    (e) "chief engineer" means the chief engineer of the division of water resources, Kansas department of agriculture. See Kansas Statutes 82a-612

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: is a pplied to an instrument conveying lands but does not imply a sealed instrument. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of health and environment. See Kansas Statutes 82a-2001
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the director of the Kansas water office. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1301
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • District: means a rural water district organized pursuant to this act;

    (b) "board" means the governing body of a district;

    (c) the terms "board of county commissioners" and "county clerk" shall mean, respectively, the board of county commissioners and county clerk of the county in which the greatest portion of the territory of any existing or proposed rural water district is located;

    (d) "participating member" means an individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation and:

    (1) Which has subscribed to one or more benefit units of such district; or

    (2) which is charged a franchise fee for water service which is paid, either directly or indirectly through another water provider, to such district;

    (e) "chief engineer" means the chief engineer of the division of water resources, Kansas department of agriculture. See Kansas Statutes 82a-612

  • Division: means the division of water resources of the Kansas department of agriculture. See Kansas Statutes 82a-762
  • environmental review agencies: means the:

    (1) Kansas department of wildlife, parks and tourism;

    (2) Kansas forest service;

    (3) state biological survey;

    (4) Kansas department of health and environment;

    (5) state historical society;

    (6) Kansas department of agriculture division of conservation; and

    (7) state corporation commission. See Kansas Statutes 82a-326

  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Federal government: means the United States of America or any department or agency thereof. See Kansas Statutes 82a-902
  • Federal government: means the United States of America or any department or agency thereof. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1301
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Flood control storage: means storage space in reservoirs to hold flood waters. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1603
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Future use public water supply storage: means storage space which the Kansas water office determines will be needed within the next 20 years for use by public water supply users in an area but for which there is no current sponsor. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1603
  • General election: refers to the election required to be held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November of each even-numbered year. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • General plan: means a preliminary engineering report describing the characteristics of the project area, the nature and methods of dealing with the soil and water problems within the project area, and the projects proposed to be undertaken by the sponsor within the project area. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1603
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Hydrologic unit: means a defined area from which water rights authorizing diversion of water from a source of supply may be deposited and from which water from the same source of supply may be leased, in accordance with the provisions of this act, without causing impairment of existing water rights or a significantly different hydrological effect to other users of water from the same source or hydraulically connected sources of supply. See Kansas Statutes 82a-762
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Linked water rights: means two or more water rights that authorize common points of diversion or a common place of use, or both. See Kansas Statutes 82a-762
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Manufactured home: means a structure which:

    (1) Is transportable in one or more sections which, in the traveling mode, is 8 body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in length, or, when erected on site, is 320 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling, with or without permanent foundation, when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical systems contained therein; and

    (2) is subject to the federal manufactured home construction and safety standards established pursuant to 42 U. See Kansas Statutes 77-201

  • member: means an eligible water right holder who, because of a determination of benefit by the chief engineer, is required to participate in and is subject to the rules of a water assurance district. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1331
  • Minor: means any person defined by K. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mobile home: means a structure which:

    (1) Is transportable in one or more sections which, in the traveling mode, is 8 body feet or more in width and 36 body feet or more in length and is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling, with or without a permanent foundation, when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical systems contained therein; and

    (2) is not subject to the federal manufactured home construction and safety standards established pursuant to 42 U. See Kansas Statutes 77-201

  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Multipurpose small lake project: means a dam and lake containing: (1) Flood control storage; and (2) either public water supply storage or recreation features or both. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1603
  • Naturally: means arising from a phenomenon of nature. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1402
  • Oath: includes an affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in similar cases "swear" includes affirm. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office: means the Kansas water office. See Kansas Statutes 82a-902
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: shall mean and include a natural person, a partnership, an organization, a corporation, a municipality and any agency of the state or federal government. See Kansas Statutes 82a-701
  • Person: means and includes a natural person, partnership, organization, association, private corporation, public corporation, any taxing district or political subdivision of the state, and any department or agency of the state government. See Kansas Statutes 82a-902
  • Person: means any individual, association, firm, partnership, corporation or governmental entity. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1203
  • Person: means and includes a natural person, partnership, organization, association, private corporation, public corporation, any taxing district or political subdivision of the state, and any department or agency of the state government. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1301
  • Person: means and includes a natural person, a partnership, an organization, a corporation, a municipality and any department or agency of the state. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1402
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, evidences of debt and things in action, and digital assets as defined in the revised uniform fiduciary access to digital assets act, K. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Point of withdrawal from the reservoir: means the point at which water is taken from the reservoir by pump, siphon, canal or any other device or released through a dam by gates, conduits or any other means. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1301
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
  • Public corporation: means a body that has for its object the government of a political subdivision of this state and includes any county, township, city, district, authority, or other municipal corporation or political subdivision of this state. See Kansas Statutes 82a-902
  • Public corporation: means a body that has for its object the government of a political subdivision of this state and includes any county, township, city, district, authority, or other municipal corporation or political subdivision of this state. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1301
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public water supply: means a water supply for municipal, industrial or domestic use. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1603
  • Public water supply storage: means storage of water for municipal, industrial or domestic use. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1603
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Ranking minority member: The highest ranking (and usually longest serving) minority member of a committee or subcommittee.
  • Recreational use: means :

    (i) Primary contact recreational use is use of a classified stream segment for recreation during the period from April 1 through October 31 of each year, provided such classified stream segment is capable of supporting the recreational activities of swimming, skin diving, water-skiing, wind surfing, kayaking or mussel harvesting where the body is intended to be immersed in surface water to the extent that some inadvertent ingestion of water is probable. See Kansas Statutes 82a-2001

  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Renovation: means repair or restoration of an existing lake which contains water storage space for use as a public water supply and which has either recreational purposes or flood control purposes, or both. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1603
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Residence: means the place which is adopted by a person as the person's place of habitation and to which, whenever the person is absent, the person has the intention of returning. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • road: include public bridges and may be construed to be equivalent to "county way" "county road" "common road" "state road" and "territorial road. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Safe deposit account: means a personal account held in a water bank where unused water from a bankable water right is placed for use in future years. See Kansas Statutes 82a-762
  • seal: includes an impression of the seal upon the paper alone, as well as upon wax or a wafer affixed to the paper. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Secretary: means the secretary of health and environment. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1203
  • Secretary: means the secretary of health and environment. See Kansas Statutes 82a-2001
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sponsor: means : (1) Any political subdivision of the state which has the power of taxation and the right of eminent domain; (2) any public wholesale water supply district; or (3) any rural water district. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1603
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Surplus waters: means waters within the conservation storage water supply capacity committed to the state, but not required to meet contractual requirements made pursuant to K. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1301
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Term permit: means a permit to appropriate water for a specified period of time. See Kansas Statutes 82a-762
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Undertaking: means a promise or security in any form where required by law. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Vested right: means the right of a person under a common law or statutory claim to continue the use of water having actually been applied to any beneficial use, including domestic use, on or before June 28, 1945, to the extent of the maximum quantity and rate of diversion for the beneficial use made thereof, and shall include the right to take and use water for beneficial purposes where a person is engaged in the construction of works for the actual application of water to a beneficial use on June 28, 1945, provided such works shall be completed and water is actually applied for such use within a reasonable time thereafter by such person, such person's heirs, successors or assigns. See Kansas Statutes 82a-701
  • Water bank: means a private not-for-profit corporation that: (1) Leases water from water rights that have been deposited in the bank; and (2) provides safe deposit accounts. See Kansas Statutes 82a-762
  • Water development project: means any project or plan which requires a permit pursuant to K. See Kansas Statutes 82a-326
  • Water right: means any vested right or appropriation right under which a person may lawfully divert and use water. See Kansas Statutes 82a-701
  • Water user: means any city, rural water district, wholesale water district or any other political subdivision of the state which is in the business of furnishing municipal or industrial water to the public. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1603
  • Water well: means any excavation that is drilled, cored, bored, washed, driven, dug, jetted or otherwise constructed, when the intended use of such excavation is for the location, diversion, artificial recharge or acquisition of groundwater. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1203
  • Weather modification activity: means any operation or experimental process which has as its objective inducing change, by artificial means, in the composition, behavior, or dynamics of clouds and the atmosphere. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1402
  • well point: means any driven well which is 25 feet or less in depth and is constructed by manually driving into the ground a drive point fitted to the lower end of tightly connected sections of pipe that are 2 inches or less in diameter. See Kansas Statutes 82a-1203