missouri criminal code

  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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After several years of work and two major legislative pushes, Missouri lawmakers have finally passed legislation to update the state’s criminal code.