Gov. Nixon Vetoes Sex Offender Bill

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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.”