New Laws Against Crime

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed on Thursday five new laws in a signing ceremony that happened at the office of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Satellite which is located south of Carthage. These five new laws is said to become the answer to the many issues that concerns Missourians.The laws, which will take effect in August, will affect five important sectors. But as Gov, Nixon puts it, the laws may be different, but they are interrelated. The laws signed by Gov. Nixon include these ones which we are about to discuss.House Bill 62 has three most noted provisions. One is prohibiting Missourians who are not yet 21 years of age to be driving and sending messages at the same time. This law is imposed because Nixon believes that these younger kids’ attention should be on the wheel and not on their mobile phones. Another provision is the protection of senior citizens from scams that are targeted towards them and the last is Hope’s Law which concerns methamphetamine possession in homes where a child under 17 years of age lives.House Bill 65 discusses a new law that simplifies the job of the Highway Patrol by abolishing the need of county sheriff or deputy to come with them in serving search warrants. According to Nixon, this law will make county sheriff more efficient in dealing with issues that is of more importance like safety of community.House Bill 863 is known as Child Witness Protection Act. As it implies, it deals with the protection and well-being of a child who is a witness to a crime or is a victim of it. This law ought to serve justice fairly by protecting the child from stress and emotional torture that they are exposed to while testifying in court.Senate Bill 36 according to Nixon is a bill for the younger Missourians. Those who committed serious crimes like sodomy or rape on a child under 12 is entitled to a probation or parole after serving 30 years in prison.House Bill 152 is about the collection of DNA for the DNA database of suspects arrested for felony in the state. This change is the most debated because according to them, an arrest is different from conviction. One identified benefit of this is the early knowledge whether the arrested person has been charged with the same or other charges. However, the law also states that if a complaint is not filed within 90 days after the arrest, all information including the DNA sample will be destroyed.These laws are created and implemented to the best interest of the community. Further your knowledge about all other laws and read on Lexington law and Lexington law information. These are all available for those who are interested online.

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