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Missouri lawmaker is proposing legislation to make it harder to pass amendments to the state constitution. Republican Representative Elijah Haahr pre filed House Joint Resolution Four on Tuesday to raise the current fifty percent plus one standard to sixty percent to approve constitutional amendments.

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Missouri voters could get to decide whether to boost the constitutional protections available for their cellphones.

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Missouri's House has endorsed a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would enshrine a fundamental right for parents to raise their children as they see fit.

A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a constitutional amendment that would protect legislative oversight of proposed rules and regulations.

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A Missouri Senate committee is considering whether to extend constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure to electronics.

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Court rulings based on laws made outside the U.S. would be unenforceable in Missouri if those laws violate the state or U.S. constitutions under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.

The House passed the measure 109-41 on Wednesday. The bill passed the Senate last month and now heads to the governor.

Versions of the bill considered in previous years specifically prohibited Islamic Sharia Law, but this legislation would affect all foreign legal codes.

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The Missouri Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee farmers' rights.

The legislation originally would have barred voters from passing initiatives that would infringe on farmers' rights. But that portion was removed after opposition from senators concerned about blocking the petition process.

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The Missouri Constitution already enshrines the right to bear arms, but a state senator wants to expand that protection.

The Senate General Laws Committee scheduled a vote Monday on the proposal by Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer, of Columbia.

The proposed constitutional amendment would define the right to bear arms as "inalienable" and require the state to defend against any "infringement" of that right.

Schaefer filed his measure shortly after President Barack Obama outlined his plans for stricter federal gun control laws.