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​How to Lobby Legislators

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for lobbying legislators in support of the 85% bills at the Jefferson City capitol.

CLICK HERE for brochure presenting facts supporting the reform of mandatory minimum sentences, such as the 85% law. We urge you to print it out and distribute it widely.
State Priority: In Gov. Parson’s State of the State speech, he embraced criminal justice reform: “As a former sheriff and law enforcement officer for over 22 years, I understand, firsthand, the importance of reentry programs and alternative sentencing. We need to be more efficient in these programs so we truly offer a second chance, AND, as Governor, I am NOT interested in building more prisons.”
2020 Criminal Justice Bills of Interest (updated 3/7/20)
House Bills

HB 1277, 2450, SB635 Abolish the death penalty

HB 1289; HB 1293 Modified provisions relating to sexual offenders (passed House; reported to Senate)

HB 1343 Establishes procedures for a violent offender registry, which will include any person on probation or pa-role for first or second degree murder (we oppose)

HB 1638 Modifies provisions relating to the concealed carrying of firearms (17 pages, referred to General Laws 2/13/20; 5 sponsors)

HB 1645 Requires the cost of incarceration to be considered during sentencing and parole hearings (Windham, read 2x)

HB 1756 Modifies provisions relating to murder in the first degree for those with serious mental illness (Hannegan, read 2x)

HB 1780 Allows Voting for those on probation or parole (Aldridge—referred to Elections Committee)

HB 1813 Establishes a "Terrorist Offender Registry" (Moon, read 2x) (we oppose)

HB 1837 -- allows a prisoner receiving MO HealthNet benefits at time of incarceration to have those benefits tem-porarily suspended, then restored upon release. (Green)

HB 1899 – Prison Canteen Funds; Committee Action: Voted "Do Pass" by the Standing Committee on Corrections and Public Institutions by a vote of 10 to 0. Voted "Do Pass" by the Standing Committee on Rules; Sponsors: Hen-derson; Hanson

HB 2034 Authorizes the early parole of some offenders over age 65. (Hannegan; to Rules 2/20)

HB 2119 Requires that MDOC provide certain assistance to offenders upon release (driver or non-driver license, SNAP app, public transportation benefits), Green, read 2x

HB 2141 Fresh Start Act (Grier) 3/5/20 House voted Do Pass

HB 2166 Prohibits a Missouri state court from prosecuting an offense in which there was a federal conviction for the same offense. (Neely, read 2x)

HB 2197 Expands a Warden's authority to recommend good time credit to include any prisoner not convicted of 1st or 2nd degree murder. (Dogan, read 2x)

HB 2201 Requires early parole hearings for persons who were under 18 at the time of an offense, and who were sentenced to more than 15 years imprisonment. (Schroer, Judiciary)

HB 2254 allows those with LWOP to seek a parole hearing after 25 years under certain circumstances. (Neely read 2x)

HB 2330 allows reduction of 85% to 50% for first felony incarceration (Price, read 2x)

HB 2331 provides for good time up to 10 days per month, up to 4 months per year (Price, read 2x)

HB 2332 >30 years, if first felony incarceration, parole board must review case history and report to Governor on possible clemency (Price, read 2x)

HB 2333 reduce 85% to 50%—tiered according to # of previous commitments (Price, read 2x)

Senate Bills

SB 538 like 600, Libia, ACA substitute (we oppose)

SB 542, SJR 61 Allows Voting while on Probation & Parole except for dangerous felons (Nasheed, both passed Judiciary)

SB 600 (omnibus) Modifies provisions relating to dangerous felonies (Luetkemeyer), passed Senate, heard in House 2/20, perfected (we oppose)

SB 696 requires DNA to be collected upon arrest for felony (Sifton, on calendar for Perfection 3/9/20) (we oppose)