Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Brownback signs first bill of session

By The Herald Staff | 2/5/2014

TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback ushered in higher fines for DUI testing refusal and DUI violations this week, signing the first bill of the 2014 legislative session.

In addition to increased fines, House Bill 2303 funds Breathalyzer equipment to ensure consistent DUI convictions across the state, the governor’s office said this week. The legislation also gives $726,000 for judicial branch employee (non-judge) salary increases.

TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback ushered in higher fines for DUI testing refusal and DUI violations this week, signing the first bill of the 2014 legislative session.

In addition to increased fines, House Bill 2303 funds Breathalyzer equipment to ensure consistent DUI convictions across the state, the governor’s office said this week. The legislation also gives $726,000 for judicial branch employee (non-judge) salary increases.

By law, the Kansas governor has 10 calendar days to sign the bill into law, veto the bill or allow the bill to become law without his or her signature.

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