Kan. Legislators Pass Bill on Sexual Predators

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP)-- Kansas legislators have passed a bill
limiting how many violent sexual predators can be housed in a
single county while they're waiting to be released from custody.
The measure blocks a plan from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to expand
a treatment program for predators awaiting release at Osawatomie
State Hospital.
The number of such predators would be capped at eight per county
_ the exact number now living in Osawatomie.
Sebelius spokeswoman Beth Martino said Wednesday that the
governor will carefully study the bill.
The House approved the measure last week. The Senate passed it
unanimously Tuesday, after approving the same proposal in a
different bill earlier.

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