One offender who could benefit is the half-brother of the legislation's champion, Rep. Kurt Bahr.
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The legislation would establish tiers of severity and procedures so convicted offenders could petition for removal after certain milestones are reached.
The bill would also require stricter background checks for those who work in childcare facilities and impose a mandatory life sentence for certain sex offenders.
The metal detectors at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City have drawn scrutiny from visitors and lawmakers alike.
The security measure has become a symbol for the tug of war between the executive and legislative branches.
Critics say the bill would disproportionately affect low-achieving students. Proponents highlight what they see as the overuse of standardized exams and the lack of local control in education.
State representative Kurt Bahr, R-O'Fallon, said Wednesday that the researchers for the bill “neglected to mention” that the state can’t dictate how athletic scholarship funds are used.
Student-athlete scholarships at MU are not state-funded. The Tiger Scholarship Fund funds athletics scholarships. The bill does not yet have a hearing scheduled.