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Uniform Public Offense Code, Website Edition, 2016

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This electronic version is available for use on the city's website. This use of the UPOC is subject to the receipt of a 12-month licensing agreement. Please click on the following link to download the UPOC licensing agreement /resource/resmgr/Publications/Covers/2016_UPOC_Legal.jpg, sign and email the licensing agreement to The League must have this licensing agreement prior to mailing of your order.

Published by the League of Kansas Municipalities since 1980, the Uniform Public Offense Code (UPOC) contains approximately 100 public offenses that can be adjudicated in municipal court. While many of the provisions parallel state law, the UPOC also contains offenses that are frequently enforced only within cities. Whether or not your city has incorporated previous editions of the UPOC, the new edition may be adopted by the publication of a single ordinance. A manual explaining the procedures for incorporating the UPOC by reference is included with each order.

The following represents the changes in the UPOC from the 2015 edition to the 2016 edition:

Section 1.1. Definitions.

Amended: Act, Smoking; Definitions (h).

Deleted: Juvenile Correctional Facility Officer or Employee.

Section 3.2. Battery Against a Law Enforcement Officer. (Amended)

Section 3.12. Breach of Privacy. (Amended by HB 2501)

Section 5.8. Purchase, Consumption or Possession of Alcoholic Liquor or Cereal Malt Beverage by a Minor; 18-21. (Amended by SB 133)

Section 6.1. Theft. (Amended by HB 2462)

Section 10.14. Operation of a Motorboat or Sailboat. (Amended by HB 2436)



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