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Tom Franzen, Johnson County treasurer, confirmed to The Gardner News that the controversial new state motor vehicle computer system shut down on June 29.

Franzen said it was the second malfunction in as many days. The system also briefly shut down June 28.

Franzen said he spoke to the secretary of revenue on the morning of  June 29 and could not get an explanation for the system failure.

The Kansas Department of Revenue issued a press release the same day asking police to extend a two-week grace period for drivers with tags expiring on June 30.

This story will be updated as details become available.