Missouri criminal code http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Senate Passes 'Fix' To Criminal Code Demanded By Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-fix-criminal-code-demanded-nixon <p>The Missouri Senate has passed legislation containing the so-called "fixes" that Gov. Jay Nixon wants added to the criminal code revision.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 10:16:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36150 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Passes 'Fix' To Criminal Code Demanded By Nixon Nixon Allows Criminal Code Rewrite To Become Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-allows-criminal-code-rewrite-become-law-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Jay Nixon has allowed a comprehensive rewrite of Missouri's criminal code to become law without his signature.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon says the 645-page bill contains drafting errors that could weaken both </span>DWI<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> laws and laws to combat methamphetamine production.</span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 23:15:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36105 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Allows Criminal Code Rewrite To Become Law Missouri Lawmakers Face Last-Minute Load Of Bills, On Topics Old and New http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-face-last-minute-load-bills-topics-old-and-new <p>With fights over tax cuts and budgets out of the way, the Missouri General Assembly appears poised to spend its final week focusing on some familiar topics: g<span style="line-height: 1.5;">uns, abortion and voting rights.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Measures to restrict enforcement of federal laws, triple the waiting period for an abortion and to ask voters to mandate photo IDs at the polls are among the hot-button proposals expected to eat up some of legislators’ precious floor time during the final five days.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 03:21:45 +0000 Jo Mannies 36006 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Lawmakers Face Last-Minute Load Of Bills, On Topics Old and New Missouri Senate Passes State Budget, Negotiations Over Final Version Are Next http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-state-budget-negotiations-over-final-version-are-next <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Senate passed the rest of the state budget Tuesday, after taking care of the first five bills on Monday. Those debates were routine for the most part, with the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-budget-bills-k-12-higher-education">Senate approving the budgets for K-12 schools and Higher Education</a>.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 02:18:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35709 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Passes State Budget, Negotiations Over Final Version Are Next Comprehensive Rewrite Of Missouri Criminal Code Passes Easily But Future Unsure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/comprehensive-rewrite-missouri-criminal-code-passes-easily-future-unsure <p>Missouri lawmakers have sent Gov. Jay Nixon a bill to rewrite the state's criminal code for the first time in more than 30 years. The wide-ranging proposal took several years and two legislative sessions to hammer out, but it's unclear whether Nixon intends to sign it.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:35:33 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35588 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Comprehensive Rewrite Of Missouri Criminal Code Passes Easily But Future Unsure 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