Slight Kills Computer Crime Legislation

A measure to crack down on a variety of computer crimes dies on the last day of the legislative session as the original sponsor accuses another representative of stealing his proposal. Representative Kelly Parker of Salem offended Representative Phil Smith of...

Nixon Reaches Settlement with Sweepstakes Firm

One of the country’s largest sweepstakes companies now will have to tell consumers they have not yet won….and that buying won’t help them win. Attorney General Jay Nixon says United States Purchasing Exchange agrees to pay more than 30-million...

House Passes Telemarketing Crackdown

A telemarketing bill has passed the House even though some representatives say the amendment process has rendered it useless. The bill seeks to crack down on telemarketing fraud and would create a DO NOT CALL list to which Missourians could add their names. But...

Senate Approves Telemarketing Rules

Missourians who hate to be disturbed by telemarketers calling them at home at all hours of the day might get some relief from the General Assembly. The state senate has passed a bill to help protect Missourians from unwanted telemarketing calls. Sponsor Jerry Howard...

Crackdown on Child Porn

A bill intended to crackdown on child pornography and brings numerous Missouri statutes into the modern age passes the House and moves to the Senate. The bill would create harsher penalties for possessing and distributing child porn, including child porn sent via the...
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