Kelly signs bill legalizing fentanyl test strips


Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday signed a bill legalizing fentanyl test strips, culminating a three-year effort to combat the climbing number of drug overdose deaths in Kansas.

Joined by Republicans and Democrats as well as parents of children who died of drug overdoses, Kelly signed legislation legalizing small strips of paper - costing about $1 each - that can detect the presence of fentanyl in different kinds of drugs.

The bill also increases criminal penalties for manufacturing or distributing fentanyl.

It was a proposal that almost didn't . . .


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