Nixon stands by veto of House Bill 301 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Nixon stands by veto of House Bill 301

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Everyday Hero: Beverly Thomas

    Everyday Hero: Beverly Thomas

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:42:32 GMT
    KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - "Hello, how you all doing?"When you walk into Leonard's and Virgie's Place in downtown Kennett, Missouri, you're greeted like family. "She helps everybody," said Roy Jones. "You know she doesn't just help the low income people. She actually helps working people who work every day, but maybe aren't making a substantial amount of money to support them and their family."Beverly Thomas started Leonard's and Virgie's Place in honor of her parents, who were known in the commun...
    KENNETT, MO (KFVS) - "Hello, how you all doing?"When you walk into Leonard's and Virgie's Place in downtown Kennett, Missouri, you're greeted like family. "She helps everybody," said Roy Jones. "You know she doesn't just help the low income people. She actually helps working people who work every day, but maybe aren't making a substantial amount of money to support them and their family."Beverly Thomas started Leonard's and Virgie's Place in honor of her parents, who were known in the commun...
  • US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    US meat supplier in China withdraws products

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:00:23 GMT
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.
    OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.
  • Video catches woman stealing iPad from downtown Cape Girardeau store

    Video catches woman stealing iPad from downtown Cape Girardeau store

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:23:56 GMT
    A Cape Girardeau store owner is asking for the public's help in catching a pair of thieves.
    A Cape Girardeau store owner is asking for the public's help in catching a pair of thieves.
FARMINGTON, MO (KFVS) -

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said he stands by his decision to veto House Bill 301.

The bill would require anyone who committed a sexual offense before they turned 18 to be taken off the state wide offender list.

Nixon spoke on the issue in Farmington on Friday.

"That means if my veto is overwritten, an estimated 870 offenders, currently listed on these websites today, would be removed immediately, their names and details of their crimes would be erased immediately without any distinction between those who have committed extremely violent sex crimes and those who committed lesser offenses," said Nixon.

He said the sex offender registry is vital for letting the community know who sex offenders are, and where they live.

"Look at the ages of their victims, look at the severity of their crimes, look at the number of times they terrorized children, and tell me that you wouldn't want to know if one of these guys moved in next door, or applied for a job at your child's school," said Nixon.

While there is talks of legislators overriding the veto, Nixon stressed his veto opinion.

"Folks we simply cannot let that happen, for crime victims and their families we can't let this happen, for the safety of our communities we must sustain this veto, for our law enforcement officers who need every tool available to fight crime, we must not let House Bill 301 become law," said Nixon.

Nixon said there is already a process in place where someone can apply to get taken off the sex offender registry list.

As part of the process, both victims and law enforcement are involved.
Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.