Committee tackles victim notification, bounty hunters

“Bondsmen and their bail agents currently go through background checks to get licenses in order to post bail bonds and track down fugitives but they sometimes work with freelance bounty hunters who currently don’t need licenses. Under the new bill freelancers would need to get a background check for a license in order to apprehend fugitives.”

Haley touts bill imposing ‘hate’ crime sentences

“Haley’s legislation would require Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office to collect and publish data on “hate” crimes. Schmidt also would be responsible for the training of Kansas law enforcement officers in identifying, responding and reporting hate crime.”