Hundreds of Missouri bills have already been filed for next year’s legislative session.
State Representative Rudy Veit, of Wardsville, is proposing to change the penalties if a person wearing an electronic monitoring device disables the equipment or fails to charge it.
Veit’s bill proposes to lower the penalty to a class E felony, unless the offense for which the person was placed on monitoring was a misdemeanor, in which case it would be a class A misdemeanor.
State Representative Adam Schwadron, of St. Charles, wants to change state law regarding the custody of in vitro human embryos.
State Representative Lane Roberts, of Joplin, has filed a bill that would create the offense of organized retail theft.
The crime has been getting national attention lately because of so-called “smash and grab” crimes happening in some U.S. cities.