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Apr 10, 2019

Supreme Court weighs parole law’s retroactivity

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether a recent softening of the penalties for repeat drug offenses applies retroactively to people still serving harsh sentences.

Jul 8, 2014

Nixon signs bill related to criminal code overhaul

Among 14 bills Gov. Jay Nixon signed Tuesday was an update to legislation that rewrites Missouri’s criminal code.

May 16, 2014

Legislature follows through on criminal code promise to Nixon

Legislators have come through on their promise to deliver to the Governor a bill that “fixes” perceived errors in the criminal code rewrite with little to no opposition in either chamber.

May 14, 2014

Missouri Legislature adopts revised criminal code legislation

The Missouri Legislature on Friday gave its nod of approval to a bill that addressed a few errors in the criminal code rewrite, namely certain provisions that Gov. Jay Nixon said would open loopholes for drunken drivers and methamphetamine suppliers.

May 13, 2014

Nixon calls for final tweaks to criminal code

Gov. Jay Nixon says the legislation needs updates to language to avoid weakening drunken-driving laws. (Updated 2:22 p.m. on 5/14)

May 9, 2014

Senator says criminal code bill won’t be vetoed; Nixon’s office won’t confirm

The Senate sponsor of a bill revising Missouri’s criminal code said Friday that Gov. Jay Nixon will not veto the bill, but the governor’s office would not confirm that a decision had been made.

May 5, 2014

Code overhaul tightens sentencing brackets, identifies further ‘dangerous’ felonies

A rewrite of Missouri’s criminal code would strengthen punishments for repeat offenders facing sexual assault, kidnapping, child molestation or drug charges if the governor signs it into law, but the clock is ticking.

Apr 24, 2014

Criminal code heads to governor’s desk

After years of study and legislative wrangling, a comprehensive revision of Missouri’s criminal code is headed to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk, though its ultimate fate is uncertain.

Apr 14, 2014

Criminal code proposals still 400 pages apart

Despite progress, lawmakers still face choices on the criminal code after the House and Senate approved different versions of bills with massive revisions to the code.

Apr 10, 2014

Criminal code OK’d in House, Senate

The Missouri House and Senate on Thursday passed different versions of a massive bill that revises the state’s criminal code.

Apr 7, 2014

Mo. Senate endorses criminal code revision

The bill, originally more than 1,000 pages long, was pared down by 400 pages to address concerns from the governor’s office about its length.

Mar 27, 2014

Gov. Nixon wary of criminal code’s size

Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday called for lawmakers to break up an overhaul of the state’s criminal code into a “manageable” series of bills.

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