Topeka A Republican Kansas lawmaker is proposing longer sentences for anyone convicted of selling illegal drugs to children or pregnant women.
Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt of Independence is pushing the measure along with the Kansas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children. The bill includes tougher penalties for selling drugs in parks and other public recreation areas.
Schmidt says the measure would expand the crime of aggravated child endangerment to include causing or permitting a child to be where illegal drugs or paraphernalia are sold or available.
The bill is awaiting hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.