The measure endorsed today would also divert a person’s lottery prizes and income tax refunds to pay for jail debts.
“We shouldn’t have to wait a full semester to get rid of a bad teacher,” Sen. Jamilah Nasheed said.
In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky trial, Missouri legislators are continuing to debate what defines a criminal in sexual abuse cases.
Foreclosure mediation had started in St. Louis County last year, requiring those being foreclosed on to meet with the lender and a mediator to work out a way that the person could stay in their homes.
The bill would mandate the teaching of the National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program in every first-grade classroom.
The aldermanic health committee took up the bill Thursday. They’re calling for more testimony from police and mental health professionals before they make a move.
If a St. Louis alderman has his way, the possession of a small amount of marijuana would be treated basically like a traffic ticket.
House lawmakers approved the bill 65 to 46. The measure now heads to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk, who has said he’ll sign it.
An incoming Missouri Democratic lawmaker is trying to stop “Black Friday” shopping from ruining the Thanksgiving dinners of workers.
Bill sponsor Rep. Lou Lang wants the House to vote on the bill Wednesday.