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Missouri Senate asking for comment on criminal code

Friday, March 22, 2013 | 6:44 a.m. CDT; updated 10:38 a.m. CDT, Friday, March 22, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate's judiciary committee is asking citizens to post comments on a new website as the panel considers overhauling the state's criminal code.

The committee's chairman, Republican Bob Dixon of Springfield, launched the website Thursday, a few days before lawmakers return from a weeklong break.

Dixon said the website will allow lawmakers to hear from more people as they try to strike a balance between keeping citizens safe and dealing justly with those who commit crimes.

The proposed overhaul would create new classes of felonies and misdemeanors and give Missouri judges more flexibility in sentencing.

House and Senate committees have heard outlines of the proposed overhaul but have not yet taken public testimony.


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Ed Lane March 22, 2013 | 10:08 a.m.

Would be nice to know the website since you did mention it.

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Michael Williams March 22, 2013 | 10:55 a.m.

Ed: See the blue-colored "post comments on a new website" in the second line, 1st paragraph above?

Click on that...........

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