Governor Brownback to sign Mija Stockman's Law

By Chris Swick
June 04, 2015

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will sign a law named after a McPherson County teacher on Monday.

House Bill 2055, otherwise known as Mija Stockman's Law will create a new sentencing rule that each previous conviction, diversion or test refusal in drunk driving cases will be considered.

The law is in response to the December 2013 accident involving Stockman and a drunk driver. The driver, Jeffrey Davis, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison despite several previous alcohol-related convictions in other states.

The bill will also define how out-of-state convictions are to be converted into Kansas equivalents.