Amanda's Law Hits Snag in State Senate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Legislation that would require drug testing of people involved in serious traffic accidents in Kansas has hit a potential roadblock.

The House passed the bill 117-5, but a state senator Wednesday raised concerns about constitutional rights. Republican Phil Journey of Haysville said he doesn't like the idea of his grandmother having to submit to a drug test if she's involved in a wreck.

The bill has gone to a subcommittee for more work.

The proposed "Amanda's Law'' is named for Amanda Bixby, a 19-year-old from Tonganoxie who was killed last February when a car ran a stop sign and hit her vehicle.

The other driver wasn't tested for drugs and was fined and placed on six months' probation after pleading no contest to failure to yield.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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