Lawmakers voted 103-13 to pass the bill. The Wichita Eagle reports that a few representatives voiced concerns over law-enforcement agencies' new reach. Rep. Sean Gatewood (D-Topeka) argued that the bill infringed on citizens' right to remain silent. "These are American citizens, and they have the right to remain silent, which this bill sort of tramples on, because if you just stand there silent ... then you're a criminal," he said, according to the paper.
Bill supporters argued that DUI refusals slow court dockets and drain police resources. The bill now goes to Gov. Sam Brownback.