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32-1050. (a) Whenever any person is issued a citation by a conservation officer or deputy conservation officer of the wildlife and parks conservation service or by any law enforcement officer for any of the violations described in subsection (b), the officer may require such person to give bond in the amount specified in subsection (b) for the offense for which the person was charged, which bond shall be subject to forfeiture if the person does not appear at the court at the time specified in the written citation. The bond shall be a cash bond and shall be payable using cash or legal tender identified as travelers checks, certified checks, cashiers checks, personal checks and postal money orders. The cash bond shall be taken in the following manner: The officer shall furnish the person charged with a stamped envelope addressed to the judge or clerk of the court named in the written citation and the person shall place in such envelope the amount of the bond, and in the presence of the officer shall deposit the same in the United States mail. After having complied with these requirements, the person charged need not sign the citation, but the officer shall note the amount of the bond mailed on the citation and shall give a copy of such citation to the person.
(b) The offenses for which a cash bond may be required as provided in subsection (a) and the amounts thereof shall be as follows, subject to increase at the discretion of the court:
Engaging in any activity without a required valid license orpermit, other than a big game or wild turkey permit or alicense or permit for commercial activity $100
Engaging in any activity without a required stamp or otherissue of the department 75
Engaging in any commercial activity without a requiredvalid license or permit 500
Engaging in any big game or wild turkey hunting without arequired valid big game or wild turkey permit 500
Making misrepresentation to secure license, permit, stampor other issue of the department 250
Taking wildlife, except big game or wild turkey, unlawfully(including but not limited to taking wildlife before orafter legal taking hours, during closed season, or usingunlawful equipment, means or method) 100
Carrying unplugged shotgun 75
Exceeding bag or possession limit, except big game or wildturkey — $25 for each animal in excess of the bag orpossession limit, plus 75
Exceeding big game or wild turkey bag or possession limit— $100 for each animal in excess of the bag or possessionlimit, plus 250
Unlawful transporting of wildlife 150
Taking big game or wild turkey unlawfully (including butnot limited to taking big game or wild turkey before orafter legal taking hours, during closed season, or usingunlawful equipment, means or method) 500
Failing to wear and properly display required clothingduring a big game hunting season 75
Taking wildlife when operating an amount of equipment inexcess of that legally authorized 75
Exceeding creel or possession limit — $25 for each animalin excess of the creel or possession limit, plus 75
Operating vessel without a certificate of number orregistration 50
Operating vessel without proper display of requiredidentification number 50
Failing to properly display required lights on vessel between sunset and sunrise 50
Operating vessel without correct number or approved typesof adult personal flotation devices — $25 for each adultpersonal flotation device violation, plus 50
Operating vessel without correct number or approved typesof child personal flotation devices — $50 for each childpersonal flotation device violation, plus 100
Operating vessel without required number of personalflotation devices readily accessible and in good andserviceable condition — $25 for each personal flotationdevice violation, plus 50
Operating vessel without required number or approved typesof fire extinguishers 50
Operating vessel in restricted area 50
Operating vessel without required observer or rearviewmirror on vessel 50
Operating vessel without required equipment or in excess ofcapacity plate limitations 50
Unlawful altering, destroying or removing of capacityplate 100
(c) For any violation of the wildlife, parks and tourism laws of this state or rules and regulations adopted thereunder for which a cash bond is not specified in subsection (b), the court may establish a cash bond amount.
(d) There shall be added to the amount of cash bond required pursuant to subsections (b) and (c) the amount of the docket fee as prescribed by K.S.A. 28-172a, and amendments thereto, for crimes defined in chapter 32 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.
(e) In the event of forfeiture of any of the bonds set forth in this section, the amount added by (d) to the amount of the cash bond shall be regarded as a docket fee.
History: L. 1975, ch. 223, § 2; L. 1981, ch. 175, § 7; L. 1984, ch. 148, § 3; L. 1986, ch. 47, § 2; L. 1986, ch. 146, § 4; L. 1987, ch. 134, § 6; L. 1989, ch. 118, § 136; L. 1989, ch. 239, § 7; L. 1989, ch. 274, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 315, § 9; L. 1994, ch. 245, § 3; L. 1994, ch. 335, § 7; L. 2002, ch. 64, § 1; L. 2004, ch. 99, § 11; L. 2012, ch. 47, § 65; July 1.
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