Kansas, businesses are allowed to retain and use information obtained from IDs for specific purposes. These include:
These rules apply to all businesses, including hotels, that use ID scanning technology. However, it’s important to note that the laws and regulations governing ID scanning in Kansas are not limited to these general rules. Specific statutes provide more detailed guidelines on what is permissible and what is not when it comes to ID scanning.
The Kansas State Legislature has outlined specific rules regarding the use of driver’s licenses and non-driver’s identification cards in statute 8-260. This statute provides a detailed guideline on what constitutes unlawful use of these identification documents. Here are some key points from the statute that are particularly relevant to the use of ID scanning in hotels:
These points highlight the importance of using ID scanning technology responsibly and lawfully. For hotels, this means using ID scanners only for legitimate purposes, such as verifying a guest’s identity or age, and not for creating or distributing copies of IDs.
Hotels often use ID scanners to quickly and accurately verify the identity of their guests. This can be particularly useful in situations where the hotel needs to confirm the guest’s age, such as when the guest is checking into a room that has alcohol in the minibar. However, as outlined in the statute, it is unlawful to use an ID scanner to enable a person under 21 to purchase alcohol.
Furthermore, hotels must be careful not to create or distribute copies of IDs unless authorized by law. This means that any information obtained from an ID scan should be used solely for the purpose it was collected for and should not be shared or used for any other purpose unless explicitly allowed by the law.
Please note that this information is intended to provide a general overview and does not constitute legal advice. Always consult with a legal professional for advice specific to your situation
Yes, hotels in Kansas can use ID scanners to verify the identity and age of their guests. However, they must comply with the laws and regulations outlined in statute 8-260.
Yes, a hotel can use an ID scanner to verify a guest's age for alcohol purchases. However, it is unlawful to enable a person under 21 to purchase alcohol using a scanned ID.
According to statute 8-260, it is unlawful to photograph, duplicate, or in any way reproduce any driver's license or facsimile thereof in such a manner that it could be mistaken for a valid driver's license or display or have in possession any such photograph, duplicate, reproduction, or facsimile unless authorized by law.
If a hotel discovers a fictitious or fraudulently altered ID, it should refuse service and report the incident to the appropriate authorities.
Violations of the ID scanning laws and regulations in Kansas can result in misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the nature of the violation. Penalties can include fines and imprisonment.
More information about the ID scanning laws and regulations in Kansas can be found on the Kansas State Legislature's website.