missouri constitution

8:23 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Missouri Senate endorses cellphone protections

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

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8:29 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Mo. House endorses parental rights amendment

House floor at the Missouri Capitol
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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.

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8:27 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Mo. Senate panel endorses rules oversight change

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

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7:59 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Senate panel weighs electronic privacy protection

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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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8:57 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Missouri bill prohibits use of foreign laws

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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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9:15 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Mo. Senate backs farmers' rights amendment

In southwest Kansas, baled hay sits in an open field.
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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.

9:21 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Mo. Senate panel to consider expanded gun rights

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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.