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Letting juveniles seek removal from Missouri's sex offender registry is a target for a possible veto override when lawmakers return to the state Capitol in several weeks.

Few voted against the legislation, but Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon called the measure overbroad and said it would "reduce public safety and fail to protect the rights of victims." House Speaker Tim Jones said this past week it is "ripe for an override."

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Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation aimed at keeping the names of people who committed offenses as juveniles off Missouri's public sex offender registry.

The governor said Wednesday the legislation is too broad and would apply to anyone regardless of the crime that was committed. Nixon says crime victims would have been deprived the chance to be heard before someone's name is removed from the public websites, which are aimed at protecting the public.

Newscast for February 17, 2012

Feb 17, 2012
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A bill in the Missouri House would exempt people convicted of non-contact offenses from having to register with the National Sex Offender Registry.