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38-1518. Fingerprints and photographs. (a) Fingerprints or photographs shall not be taken of any person under 18 years of age who is taken into custody for any purpose, except:

(1) As authorized by K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 38-2313, and amendments thereto; or

(2) if authorized by a judge of the district court having jurisdiction.

(b) Fingerprints and photographs taken under subsection (a)(2) shall be kept readily distinguishable from those of persons of the age of majority.

(c) Fingerprints and photographs taken under subsection (a)(2) may be sent to a state or federal repository only if authorized by a judge of the district court having jurisdiction.

(d) Nothing in this section shall preclude the custodian of the child from authorizing photographs or fingerprints of the child to be used in any action under the Kansas parentage act, K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 23-2201 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(e) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the Kansas code for care of children.

History: L. 1984, ch. 157, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 312, § 4; L. 2006, ch. 169, § 107; L. 2012, ch. 162, § 58; May 31.



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