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Document: Missouri House Bills 2, 11, 16, 46 and 66


After passage in the Missouri House of Representatives earlier in the week, there was no debate Friday in the Senate over items of Gov. Mike Parson's legislative agenda for the special legislative session underway.

Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, adjourned the Senate until 10 a.m. Monday.

The special session started July 27 — called by Parson to address violent crime in the state.

An extraordinary session is legally allowed to last up to 60 days.

It is senators' intent to next week consider five House bills passed Tuesday — House bills 2, 11, 16, 46 and 66 — according to the Senate Communications office.

The bills deal with testimony and protection of witnesses, giving firearms to children, child endangerment through weapons offenses, and residency requirements for St. Louis law enforcement and other public safety employees.

The five bills were introduced to the Senate on Friday, and no committee hearings were yet scheduled for next week.

Parson had also requested legislation to require court hearings to determine whether juveniles charged with certain weapons offenses should be tried as adults, and another bill about a proposal for the state's attorney general to be able to take on murder cases yet to be prosecuted by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office, but neither of those proposals have been debated on the House floor.

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