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Gov. Nixon discusses the importance of sustaining his veto of a bill that would weaken laws on sexual offenders

If the General Assembly overrides the Governor’s veto of House Bill 301, an estimated 870 criminals would be immediately removed from Missouri’s sex offender websites
ST. LOUIS – Gov. Jay Nixon today joined local law enforcement and victims’ advocates at the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to discuss the importance of sustaining his veto of House Bill 301, which would remove hundreds of sex offenders from public sex offender websites. The Governor vetoed House Bill 301 in July citing concerns it would undermine public safety and victims’ rights by weakening state laws regarding sexual offenders. Recently, leadership in the Missouri House of Representatives has expressed their desire to override the Governor’s veto of House Bill 301.

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