|Senate Bill 123|
First-time non-violent drug offenders
The 2003 Legislature approved Senate Bill 123, which provides a mandatory certified drug abuse treatment and supervision period for a defined target population of non-violent drug offenders who have been convicted of a drug offense under K.S.A. 65-4160 or 65-4162. The drug abuse treatment for eligible offenders shall include a continuum of treatment options including detoxification, rehabilitation, continuing care and aftercare and relapse prevention.
Drug abuse treatment may include community and/or faith-based programs. Although Senate Bill 123 became effective upon publication in the statute book, the provisions only apply to those sentenced on or after November 1, 2003.