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Missouri Senate Gives Final Approval to Legislation Keeping Sex Offenders Away from Missouri Conservation Areas

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Legislation aimed at keeping registered sex offenders away from state Conservation areas has been given final approval Thursday by the Missouri Senate. Mokane State Senator Jeanie Riddle’s bill was approved by a 34-0 vote. Riddle notes current Missouri law bans sex offenders from being 500 feet of public parks with playground equipment, public swimming pools and children’s museums:

The only exception would be a registered sex offender who’s the parent of a child participating in a Missouri Department of Conservation educational program, who has PERMISSION to be on the property.

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