Chapter 32.--WILDLIFE, PARKS AND RECREATION
Article 9.--LICENSES, PERMITS, STAMPS AND OTHER ISSUES
32-961. Same; special permits. (a) Whenever any species is listed as a threatened species pursuant to K.S.A. 32-960, the secretary shall adopt such rules and regulations pursuant to K.S.A. 32-963 as the secretary deems necessary and advisable to provide for the conservation of such species. By rules and regulations adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 32-963, the secretary may prohibit with respect to any threatened species included in a list adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 32-960 any act which is prohibited under subsection (b) with respect to any endangered species included in a list adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 32-960.
(b) Except as otherwise specifically provided by this section or rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this section, a special permit is required for any person subject to the jurisdiction of this state to:
(1) Export from this state any endangered species included in a list adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 32-960;
(2) possess, process, sell , offer for sale, deliver, carry, transport or ship, by any means whatsoever, any such endangered species; or
(3) act in a manner contrary to any rule and regulation adopted by the secretary pursuant to authority provided by K.S.A. 32-957 through 32-963 and 32-1009 through 32-1012, which pertains to such endangered species or to any threatened species of wildlife included in a list adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 32-960.
(c) Subsection (b) does not apply to any endangered species listed pursuant to K.S.A. 32-960 and any species of wildlife determined to be an endangered species pursuant to Pub. L. 93-205 (December 28, 1973), the endangered species act of 1973, and amendments thereto, entering the state from another state or from a point outside the territorial limits of the United States and being transported to a point within or beyond the state in accordance with the terms of any federal permit or permit issued under the laws or regulations of another state.
(d) The secretary may issue special permits to authorize, under such terms and conditions as the secretary prescribes, any act described in subsection (b) or any act which is otherwise prohibited by rules and regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (a), for scientific purposes or to enhance the propagation or survival of the affected species. Application for such permit shall be made to the secretary or the secretary's designee and shall be accompanied by the fee prescribed pursuant to K.S.A. 32-988. The secretary shall maintain a list of permit applications under this subsection. Where such applications have been approved and special permits have been issued, the secretary shall maintain a list of such permits, including therein the name and address of the permittee and the terms and conditions prescribed for each such permit. The secretary shall keep such lists current and shall file copies thereof, along with any additions or amendments, with the secretary of the interior of the federal government.
(e) Threatened or endangered species included in a list adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 32-960 may be captured or destroyed without a permit by any person in an emergency situation involving an immediate and demonstrable threat to human life.
History: L. 1975, ch. 221, § 5; L. 1989, ch. 118, § 92; July 1.