“I’m to the point where I think we’re going to get this to as good of a place as we can,” Democrat Jolie Justus said, calling an end to the filibuster.
The proposed overhaul of the state’s criminal laws runs to nearly 600 pages. It would mark the first major update of the Missouri Criminal Code since 1979.
“I am not drawn anywhere. I am in nowhere land,” Senator Jane Cunningham said.
The Missouri legislation, which is similar to bills being considered in at least a dozen states, would require anyone age 18 or older who witnesses child sex abuse to report it.
Four Democratic Senators found stickers of gun crosshairs on their name plates this afternoon.
“As office holders, we also get money from the state by virtue of our jobs,” Chapelle-Nadal said.
The legislation would add to Missouri’s restrictions on late-term abortions by allowing them only when a woman’s life is endangered.