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Minutes for HB2472 - Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice

Short Title

Authorizing use of certified drug abuse treatment programs for certain crimes.

Minutes Content for Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Natalie Scott gave an overview of HB2472.

The Committee had questions and comments.

Executive Director Scott Schultz on behalf of the Kansas Sentencing Commission testified in support of HB2472. He stated passage of the bill will provide time and resource savings at the district court level and would provide an avenue for offenders to receive treatment more quickly. (Attachment 5)

The Committee had questions and comments.

Written only testimony in support of HB2472 was submitted by:

  • Ed Klumpp on behalf of Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, Kansas Sheriffs Association, and Kansas Peace Officers Association (Attachment 6)
  • Nadine Johnson, American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas (Attachment 7)

Written only testimony in a neutral position of HB2472 was submitted by:

  • Randy Bowman, Kansas Department of Corrections (Attachment 8)
  • Jessica Glendening, Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers  (Attachment 9)
  • Stuart Little, Behavioral Health Associations of Kansas (Attachment 10)

Chairperson Jennings called for final questions from the Committee and then closed the hearing.