One key part of the bill was removed, which would have created harsher penalties for blocking roads during protests.
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The goal is to ensure the proposal, offering protection for officers in internal investigations, is approved in some format.
Another bill would legalize needle exchange programs. It too was amended and must go to the Senate for final approval.
Missouri lawmakers introduced nine bills this session that sought to limit the options for transgender kids.
The regulations include limiting local health officials' authority and barring public agencies from requiring vaccinations.
The bill is meant to help those with fixed incomes, but there are no socioeconomic measure attached to the bill.
Supports say it will help recruitment of police. Opponents say citizens benefit from officers who know their neighborhoods.
Rep. Rick Roeber accused his children of a 'political hit' in accusing him of sexual abuse. Lawmakers found him not credible.
The bill also includes Blair's Law, which cracks down on celebratory gunfire.
Included is an amendment that would result in felony charges for protesters arrested three or more times for blocking roads.