Stanley Cox http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. House Committee Releases Report Accusing DOR Of Breaking 2009 Anti-REAL ID Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-releases-report-accusing-dor-breaking-2009-anti-real-id-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> committee that spent the summer investigating the Department of Revenue (DOR) is officially accusing the state agency of breaking the law.</span></p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 02:36:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30950 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Committee Releases Report Accusing DOR Of Breaking 2009 Anti-REAL ID Law Special Mo. House Committee Wraps Up Hearings Into Dept. Of Revenue Scanning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/special-mo-house-committee-wraps-hearings-dept-revenue-scanning <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A special Missouri House committee appointed to look into why the <a href="http://dor.mo.gov/">Department of Revenue</a> began scanning documents of driver's license and conceal-carry applicants has wrapped up its series of hearings this summer.</span></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:47:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29252 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Special Mo. House Committee Wraps Up Hearings Into Dept. Of Revenue Scanning 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 Mo. House Passes Bill Allowing Guns In Parked Cars On Business Property http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-bill-allowing-guns-parked-cars-business-property <P></P> <P>The <A href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</A> has passed yet another bill that expands the rights of gun owners, less than 24 hours after passing legislation aimed at blocking the federal government from enforcing federal gun laws in the Show-Me State.</P> <P><A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB372&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">House Bill 372</A>&nbsp;would bar business owners from prohibiting anyone from legally possessing a firearm in their vehicles while parked at their businesses.&nbsp;&nbsp;Republican Representative&nbsp;<A href="http://house.mo.gov/mem Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:19:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25790 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Passes Bill Allowing Guns In Parked Cars On Business Property House GOP Trying Again To Require Photo ID's For Voting In Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-gop-trying-again-require-photo-ids-voting-mo <p class="js-tweet-text">Republicans in the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> are making another attempt to pass legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.</p><p class="js-tweet-text">No one testified in favor of the proposal at a House hearing today -- everyone who testified either opposed requiring photo ID’s for voting or were neutral and speaking for informational purposes only.&nbsp; In addition to mandating photo identification,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB48">House Bill 48&nbsp;</a>would allow anyone who does not have a photo ID to vote with a provisional ballot, which would not be counted until the voter’s identity is verified.&nbsp; John Scott with the Secretary of State’s office&nbsp;told the House Committee on Elections&nbsp;that Missouri voters would still be disenfranchised. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:49:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8796 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House GOP Trying Again To Require Photo ID's For Voting In Mo. Mo. House Committee Proposes Reductions In Public Defenders http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-proposes-reductions-public-defenders <p>The chair of Missouri's House Judiciary Committee is proposing reductions in the state's public defender system.</p><p>Republican State Representative Stanley Cox of Sedalia says public defenders would still handle the most serious cases for indigent defendants, but the more minor cases would be bid out to private attorneys.</p><p>Cox says this would address the caseload issues public defenders have long complained about.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:21:19 +0000 Maria Altman 7755 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Committee Proposes Reductions In Public Defenders Supporters Of Changes To Judicial Selection Process Won't Campaign For Ballot Measure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supporters-changes-judicial-selection-process-wont-campaign-ballot-measure <p><strong>Updated at 5:33 p.m. to include quotes from one of the Republican sponsors of Amendment Three and from the Sec. of State's Communications Director.</strong></p><p>Citing what they call "deliberately deceptive and hopelessly biased ballot language," supporters of a measure that would change the way some appellate judges are selected in Missouri&nbsp;say they will not campaign for their ballot measure.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 17:12:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Marshall Griffin 4921 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supporters Of Changes To Judicial Selection Process Won't Campaign For Ballot Measure Missouri House passes photo ID resolution http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-passes-photo-id-resolution <p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4065296">A proposed constitutional amendment </a>that would require Missouri voters to show&nbsp;photo identification&nbsp;at the polls has passed the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a>.</p><p>The resolution&rsquo;s sponsor,&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2011&amp;district=118">State Representative&nbsp;Stanley Cox </a>(R, Sedalia), argued that a photo ID is a better method of identification that a utility bill, which is allowed under current law. Tue, 03 May 2011 01:13:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1161 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House passes photo ID resolution Mo. House committee hears voter I.D. legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-hears-voter-id-legislation <p>Critics lined up today at the <a href="http://www.mostateparks.com/statecapcomplex/">Missouri Capitol </a>to speak out against legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.</p><p>A similar law passed in 2006 was struck down by the <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">State Supreme Court</a>. Tue, 08 Feb 2011 22:32:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 489 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee hears voter I.D. legislation