Missouri Senate Judiciary Committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Work Begins On First Revamp Of State Criminal Code Since 1970s In Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/work-begins-first-revamp-state-criminal-code-1970s-mo-senate <p>A Missouri Senate panel is beginning work on an effort to overhaul the state's criminal code.</p><p>The legislation is the work of a Missouri Bar panel that began meeting five years ago to give the code its first makeover since the 1970s. &nbsp;</p><p>The measure would create new classes of felonies and misdemeanors and give judges more flexibility in sentencing.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:08:26 +0000 The Associated Press 10116 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Work Begins On First Revamp Of State Criminal Code Since 1970s In Mo. Senate