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Brownback Signs Bill To Increase Kansas Highway Patrol

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill into law that aims to fill vacancies in the state’s Highway Patrol service, reports The Kansas City Star. As a result, Kansas motorists should expect to pay higher vehicle registration fees beginning in July. The extra fees will go toward providing funds for the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The bill was signed last Thursday during a ceremony in Salina, which is home to the Highway Patrol's training center. The fee increase will also provide funds for a center in Hutchinson to train other law enforcement officers.

Most Kansas vehicle owners currently pay $35, but registration fees will now increase $3.25 to a total of $38.25 per year. Two dollars of that increase will go toward hiring an additional 75 state troopers. The other $1.25 will pay for the training center in Hutchinson.