Archive for Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Amanda’s Law’ advances further in state legislature

Dennis and Denise Bixby hold a favorite teddy bear and a picture of their daughter, Amanda, who was killed Feb. 14, 2007, in a three-vehicle accident at U.S. Highway 24-40 and 158th Street in Basehor.

Dennis and Denise Bixby hold a favorite teddy bear and a picture of their daughter, Amanda, who was killed Feb. 14, 2007, in a three-vehicle accident at U.S. Highway 24-40 and 158th Street in Basehor.

March 26, 2008

"Amanda's Law" is one step closer to potentially becoming a state law.

House Bill 2617 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday and will now move to the Senate floor.

Under the bill, if a car accident results in a fatality or serious accident police officers shall order a drug test.

Under current law, police officers can order a drug test if they have reasonable grounds that drugs were used.

The Bill moved from the house to the Senate on a 117-5 vote coincidentally on Feb. 14, the one-year anniversary of Amanda Bixby's death.

Ricardo Flores, plead no contest for failure to yield at a stop sign and for driving without a license. He was fined and given six-months probation.

Comments

markpopp 6 years ago

Dennis & Denise I worked with Amanda at NFM. She would be very proud of the steps that you are taking to make this a new law. I will keep you in my prayers and pray that this law passes!! I know Amanda is watching and smiling from above.

God Bless Mark Popp

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