New Legislation: Missouri pardons all sex offenders … just kidding.

June 07

It’s always stimulating to look over the summary of the bills passed by the legislature each year. It’s a mix of legal and financial tweaks, pet projects, appropriations, memorials . . . well, here it is (some bills still await the governor’s signature):

Click Here–> Bills passed – 2008 session

Some highlights include:

SB 991 – Establishes the ice cream cone as the official state dessert

HB 1784 – Requires any American or Missouri flag flown on state property to be manufactured in the United States.

Of course, what legislative session would be complete without a bill further ghetto-izing everybody’s favorite whipping boys (and girls). That’s right, registered sex offenders. Senate Bill 714 will keep them on their toes. For example:

Henceforth, sex offenders, on Halloween, are required to:

    1. avoid all Halloween-related contact with children,
    2. remain inside their residences between 5 and 10:30 p.m. unless there is just cause to leave,
    3. post a sign stating, “No candy or treats at this residence”, and
    4. leave all outside residential lighting off during the evening hours.
  1. That’s just a sample. There is LOTS more.



Posted by on June 7, 2008 in Legislation, Trial Stories

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