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MCADSV's Legislative History

The majority of domestic and sexual violence programs, laws and public policies benefiting survivors today were started and developed with help from MCADSV. MCADSV has been addressing domestic and sexual violence in Missouri for more than 35 years. This overview of Missouri’s domestic and sexual violence laws shows the changes and development of such laws since the Coalition’s beginnings in 1980 and its expansion to a dual domestic and sexual violence coalition in 2006.

 

MCADSV Legislative HistoryThis overview of Missouri’s domestic and sexual violence laws shows the changes and development of such laws since the Coalition’s beginnings in 1980 and its move to a dual domestic and sexual violence coalition in 2006.

 

 

 

 

The 2017 Missouri legislative session began on January 4 and concluded on May 12. Follow our priority legislation through our Legislative Updates, which are posted at the end of each month of session.


New 2017 Missouri LawMCADSV annually summarizes changes in Missouri law related to domestic violence, sexual violence, court and criminal proceedings and other bills of interest to its member programs.

 

 

 

 

2017 Criminal LawsThe majority of Missouri’s crime laws, known as the “Criminal Code,” were updated as a whole during the 2014 session of the Missouri General Assembly. The legislation went into effect as law on January 1, 2017. The bill that revised the Criminal Code, Senate Bill 491, contained nearly 1,000 pages of revisions to laws to correct many internal conflicts, mistakes and inconsistencies that had occurred during the past three decades.

 

 

 

Developments in Missouri Gun Laws 2016-2017This MCADSV White Paper contains information on Missouri’s gun laws as well as federal firearm laws. Significant changes to Missouri gun laws went into effect in 2016 and 2017. These made it legal in Missouri to carry a concealed weapon without a permit, thereby allowing domestic violence offenders and those with full Orders of Protection against them to carry concealed weapons. Changes in Missouri firearms law also enacted “stand your ground” provisions and expanded the situations in which a person could use deadly force against another individual.

 

 

May 2017 Legislative Update

April 2017 Legislative Update

March 2017 Legislative Update

February 2017 Legislative Update

January 2017 Legislative Update

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Previous Years' Legislative Updates