criminal code

Politics
8:48 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Missouri Senate endorses criminal code overhaul

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The Missouri Senate has given preliminary approval to legislation that would overhaul the state's criminal laws and create new punishment ranges for felonies and misdemeanors.

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Politics
8:27 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Mo. Senate could resume debate on criminal code

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Missouri Senate leaders say the chamber could continue debate this week on a proposed overhaul of the state's criminal laws despite Gov. Jay Nixon's reservations.

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Politics
8:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Missouri Senate begins criminal code debate

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The Missouri Senate began work last week on an overhaul of the state's criminal code, but obstacles still remain to get the bill across the finish line.

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Politics
9:07 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Missouri Lawmakers Tout Accomplishments, Talk On What's Next, As Spring Break Begins

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Thu March 13, 2014 8:28 pm

The first half of Missouri's 2014 legislative session is over, and lawmakers have left Jefferson City for their annual spring break.

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Crime
7:19 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Prosecutors say it's time to revamp criminal code

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Missouri prosecutors and victim advocacy groups are urging the Legislature to pass an overhaul of the state's criminal laws.

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Politics
8:15 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Mo. criminal code bill headed to Senate floor

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Missouri Senate leaders say legislation to revamp the state's criminal laws could be debated on the floor this week.

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Politics
8:10 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Criminal code proposal could lower drug penalties

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Missouri lawmakers are considering an overhaul of the state's criminal laws this year that would include the creation of new felony and misdemeanor classes.

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5:21 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Newscast for May 24, 2013

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Politics
4:49 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Mo. Senate panel to work on criminal code

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The Missouri Legislature has adjourned for the year, but the work will go on for members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Crime
2:48 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Criminal code revisions will have to wait until next year

Revisions to Missouri's criminal code will have to wait until the next legislative session.
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Efforts to update Missouri’s criminal code have stalled in the state Senate, where Senator Tom Dempsey declared the bill is dead for this legislative session.

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Politics
8:30 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Mo. Senate leader says criminal code revision, $1.2 B bond issue dead this session

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The top lawmaker in the Missouri Senate says there will be no vote this year on a revision of the state's criminal laws or a $1.2 billion bonding program. Both measures already passed the House. But Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey says they are too complex to bring up with just a few days remaining before Friday's mandatory adjournment for the 2013 session.

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Politics
8:36 am
Tue April 9, 2013

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

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 7:17 pm

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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Talking Politics
5:45 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

A look at some of the major issues this legislative session

Rep. Rick Brattin's bill would require lawmakers to take drug testing during session.
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This week on the show, we’ll talk about some of the major issues the state legislature plans to take on this semester. Some very familiar, others not so much.

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