has asked the International Registration Plan to remove the state's exception
to the IRP's owner-operator rules.
law previously required owner-operators leased to a carrier for 30 days
or more to register their vehicles in the carrier's name. That was an exception
to IRP rules. A bill signed into law by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius March 26,
SB130, changes the language of that law to allow trucks to be registered
by “the lessee or the lessor” and bringing the state into compliance with
supported by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.
Donovan, R-Wichita, chairman of the Transportation Committee and assistant
majority leader, added an amendment to the bill that could move its effective
date. Normally, new laws take effect in Kansas July 1, when they are published
in the state's statute book; however, the amendment will move that up to
the date the bill is published in the Kansas Register, which could
be months earlier.
was suggested by OOIDA, Gary Green of the association's Business Services
division said. It was targeted at Kansas truckers who were registered in
Oklahoma but could no longer register their trucks in that state.