Kansas Statutes Annotated 23-2510

License fee; authorized only by legislative enactment; disposition

(a) The judge or clerk of the district court shall collect from the applicant for a marriage license a fee of $59. (b) The clerk of the court shall remit all fees prescribed by this section to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury. Of each remittance, the state treasurer shall credit 38.98% to the protection from abuse fund, 15.19% to the family and children trust account of the family and children investment fund created by K.S.A. 38-1808, and amendments thereto, 16.95% to the crime victims assistance fund created by K.S.A. 74-7334, and amendments thereto, 15.25% to the judicial branch nonjudicial salary adjustment fund created by K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 20-1a15, and amendments thereto, and the remainder to the state general fund. (c) Except as provided further, the marriage license fee established in this section shall be the only fee collected or moneys in the nature of a fee collected for a marriage license. Such fee shall only be established by an act of the legislature and no other authority is established by law or otherwise to collect a fee. On and after July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2025, the supreme court may impose an additional charge, not to exceed $26.50 per marriage license fee, to fund the costs of non-judicial personnel.

History: L. 1984, ch. 136, § 1; L. 1989, ch. 239, § 5; L. 1992, ch. 313, § 10; L. 1996, ch. 188, § 3; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 85; L. 2006, ch. 215, § 5; L. 2008, ch. 95, § 6; L. 2009, ch. 116, § 13; L. 2010, ch. 62, § 5; L. 2011, ch. 87, § 5; L. 2012, ch. 66, § 5; L. 2013, ch. 125, § 5; L. 2015, ch. 81, § 11; L. 2017, ch. 80, § 7; L. 2019, ch. 58, § 8; July 1.

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