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Committee Meeting on Drug Abuse Treatment and Diversion Programs
SubstanceUseDisorderResource (Jan. 20, 2021) – House Bill 2026 – Creating a drug abuse treatment program for people on diversion and allowing county and district attorneys to enter into agreements with chief judges and community corrections for supervision. Appearing before the committee in support of the bill was Scott Schultz with the Kansas Sentencing Commission, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police. Neutral conferees included the ALCU of Kansas, Kansas Department of Corrections and Behavioral Health Association of Kansas who pointed to concerns about funding.