Stanley Cox

Missouri General Assembly
5:13 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Fight Over Electric Car Provides Jolt To Final Week of Legislative Session

Craig Huegen of Carlisle Lake, Ill., drove his Tesla electric car Monday to the Missouri Capitol
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(Updated 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 13)

With Tesla electric cars parked in front of the Missouri Capitol, legislators have found themselves in an unexpected battle over a provision in a Senate bill that the automaker says would effectively kill its Missouri operations.

The provision would prohibit vehicle manufacturers, such as Tesla Motors, from selling products directly to customers -- requiring them instead to set up dealerships.

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Impeachment
6:59 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Impeachment Hearings Against Nixon Wrap Up, No Vote Yet

State Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, answers questions regarding the article of impeachment he filed against Mo. Gov. Nixon.
Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A Missouri House committee has wrapped up hearings into three articles of impeachment against Gov. Jay Nixon but has yet to vote on them.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Stanley Cox, R-Sedalia, says he'll seek input from the rest of the committee before deciding whether to hold a vote on the three impeachment articles.

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Dept. of Revenue/Scanning
9:36 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Mo. House Committee Releases Report Accusing DOR Of Breaking 2009 Anti-REAL ID Law

State Rep. Stanley Cox (R, Sedalia) present the findings of the House Cmte. on Privacy Protection at a press conference in O'Fallon, Mo., on Oct. 25, 2013.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A Missouri House committee that spent the summer investigating the Department of Revenue (DOR) is officially accusing the state agency of breaking the law.

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Dept. of Revenue/Scanning
6:47 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Special Mo. House Committee Wraps Up Hearings Into Dept. Of Revenue Scanning

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A special Missouri House committee appointed to look into why the Department of Revenue began scanning documents of driver's license and conceal-carry applicants has wrapped up its series of hearings this summer.

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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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Gun Possession
6:19 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Mo. House Passes Bill Allowing Guns In Parked Cars On Business Property

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The Missouri House 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.

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Photo ID for voters
4:49 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

House GOP Trying Again To Require Photo ID's For Voting In Mo.

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Republicans in the Missouri House are making another attempt to pass legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.

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.  In addition to mandating photo identification, House Bill 48 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.  John Scott with the Secretary of State’s office told the House Committee on Elections that Missouri voters would still be disenfranchised.

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MO Statehouse
6:21 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Mo. House Committee Proposes Reductions In Public Defenders

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The chair of Missouri's House Judiciary Committee is proposing reductions in the state's public defender system.

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.

Cox says this would address the caseload issues public defenders have long complained about.

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Amendment 3
12:12 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Supporters Of Changes To Judicial Selection Process Won't Campaign For Ballot Measure

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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.

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 say they will not campaign for their ballot measure.

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Photo ID
8:13 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Missouri House passes photo ID resolution

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

A proposed constitutional amendment that would require Missouri voters to show photo identification at the polls has passed the Missouri House.

The resolution’s sponsor, State Representative Stanley Cox (R, Sedalia), argued that a photo ID is a better method of identification that a utility bill, which is allowed under current law.

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