Missouri criminal code

Criminal Code
5:16 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Missouri Senate Passes 'Fix' To Criminal Code Demanded By Nixon

Mo. Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City.
Credit Missouri Senate

The Missouri Senate has passed legislation containing the so-called "fixes" that Gov. Jay Nixon wants added to the criminal code revision.

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Criminal Code
6:15 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Nixon Allows Criminal Code Rewrite To Become Law

Credit Bill Greenblatt | UPI

  Gov. Jay Nixon has allowed a comprehensive rewrite of Missouri's criminal code to become law without his signature.

Nixon says the 645-page bill contains drafting errors that could weaken both DWI laws and laws to combat methamphetamine production.

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Missouri 2014 Legislative Session
10:21 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Missouri Lawmakers Face Last-Minute Load Of Bills, On Topics Old and New

Inside the dome of Missouri Capitol
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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: guns, abortion and voting rights.

    

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.

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Missouri State Budget
9:18 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Missouri Senate Passes State Budget, Negotiations Over Final Version Are Next

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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 Senate approving the budgets for K-12 schools and Higher Education.

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Criminal code
7:35 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Comprehensive Rewrite Of Missouri Criminal Code Passes Easily But Future Unsure

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

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.

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Criminal Code
4:59 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Nixon Expresses Caution About Criminal Code Overhaul

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks to students on Friday at Timberland High School in Wentzville. Nixon is expressing caution about signing a wholesale revision of the state's criminal code.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

Gov. Jay Nixon says he's wary about signing a wholesale revision of the state’s criminal code. 

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. 

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Missouri Criminal Code
4:50 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Criminal Code Overhaul Endorsed By Missouri House

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Legislation that would overhaul Missouri’s criminal code has received first-round approval in the Missouri House.

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Missouri Criminal Code
7:17 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

It May Be Too Late To Revise Mo. Criminal Code This Year

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Nearly a full month of hearings wrapped up Monday into a Missouri Senate 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.

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Missouri State Criminal Code
10:06 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Major State Criminal Code Makeover Advances In Mo. House

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Missouri's criminal code would get a major makeover under a bill advanced by a House committee.

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