Gov. Nixon Vetoes Sex Offender Bill

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (KPLR) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed house bill 301, which would have weakened state laws regarding sex offenders.

The bill would have prevented any individual who committed a sex offense as a juvenile, from being placed on either the state or county offender website, regardless of their offense.

In a statement Nixon said quote:

‘In removing an estimated 560 offenders from sexual offender websites, house bill 301 makes no distinction between those who have committed extremely serious or violent crimes and those who committed lesser offenses.”

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.