Fate of 988 suicide hotline bill in doubt

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As lawmakers speed toward their spring break, the fate of a bill establishing a new national suicide hotline in Kansas is in doubt.

The bill, passed by the House 114-8, is awaiting action in a conference committee where its future is cloudy.

The bill establishes a new hotline number — 988 — that will replace a 10-digit number used to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Republican state Rep. Brenda Landwehr, chair of the state . . .

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