Missouri criminal code http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Expresses Caution About Criminal Code Overhaul http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-expresses-caution-about-criminal-code-overhaul <p>Gov. Jay Nixon says he's wary about signing a wholesale revision of the state’s criminal code.&nbsp;</p><p>For the past few years, the state’s legal community has made overhauling the code a major priority. The legislation being considered by the Missouri General Assembly reassesses punishments for certain crimes, including eliminating jail time for some misdemeanors.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:59:15 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35245 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Expresses Caution About Criminal Code Overhaul Criminal Code Overhaul Endorsed By Missouri House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/criminal-code-overhaul-endorsed-missouri-house <P>Legislation that would overhaul Missouri’s criminal code has received first-round approval in the <A href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</A>.</P> <P><A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB210&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">House Bill 210</A> would create new classes of felonies and misdemeanors, give judges more flexibility in handing down sentences, and modernize the language used in the code.&nbsp; During debate Tuesday, the sponsor,<A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=052">&nbsp;State Representative&nbsp;Stanley Cox </A>(R, Sedalia), gave an ex Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:50:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25952 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Criminal Code Overhaul Endorsed By Missouri House It May Be Too Late To Revise Mo. Criminal Code This Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/it-may-be-too-late-revise-mo-criminal-code-year <P>Nearly a full month of hearings wrapped up Monday into a <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</A> bill that would revise the state’s criminal code, but it may already be too late to get the bill to the Governor’s desk this year.</P> <P><A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=17835524">Senate Bill&nbsp;253</A> is over a thousand pages long -- 1,071 to be exact.&nbsp; Legislators may not have enough time to read it, let alone pass it, before the regular session ends next month.&nbsp;&nbsp;The bill&nbsp;would create new classes of fel Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:17:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25239 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org It May Be Too Late To Revise Mo. Criminal Code This Year Major State Criminal Code Makeover Advances In Mo. House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/major-state-criminal-code-makeover-advances-mo-house <p>Missouri's criminal code would get a major makeover under a bill advanced by a House committee.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:06:25 +0000 The Associated Press 25113 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Major State Criminal Code Makeover Advances In Mo. House