Filibuster stopped passing, but we’re NOT done!

Sadly, after Right To Work passed, some in Jefferson City chose to act like spoiled children and freeze all Senate bills in a filibuster for two days.

If you watched the news then you likely saw Senator Keaveny’s brush-off of Mr. Barfield as he attempted to get Hailey’s Law in front of the Senate for a vote.

This was not the only important bill to die in filibuster this year, several others met a similar fate.  This is the second year in a row that filibuster has stopped Hailey’s Law, this time it was a Senate vote away from passage.

As such, this effort will continue to push forward and those involved will continue their resolve to make changes for the sake of our children.  While the session is over for now, the family will be engaging in outreach to victim families of similar tragedy as well as helping with fundraising efforts for those folks.  Stay tuned as events get announced!

Call your Missour Senator NOW!

Full court press time folks.  The Democrats lost on right to work and have now fillibustered every bill before the senate in retaliation.  Although I applaud the fillibuster effort, it is vital that we call those Democrats and get them to read, vote on, and pass HB635, Hailey’s Law.  If they do nothing else, this one bill needs to pass.

Jeff and Stacey are already in Jefferson City, so if you can be there before 6 pm, go for it and make these senators tell you no to your face!  Be professional, it accomplishes a lot.  Session ends at 6 tonight and this will be the SECOND time our legislature has failed to take action to correct the broken Amber Alert system.

http://www.senate.mo.gov/CurrentRoster.htm

https://www.change.org/p/bob-stephens-pass-hailey-s-law-local-and-state-level/u/10772621?recruiter=29848156&utm_source=share_update&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=facebook_link&fb_action_ids=10206801107813449&fb_action_types=og.shares&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B793993927316458%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.shares%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

Passed Senate Committee, on to a Senate vote!

On May 4th, 2015 Rep. Burlison’s Hailey’s Law provision passed the Senate Committee!  It now goes before the Senate for a vote

Thank you to everyone involved. Now go write your Missouri Senators and ask them to pass it!

https://www.change.org/p/bob-stephens-pass-hailey-s-law-local-and-state-level/u/10665785?recruiter=29848156&utm_source=share_update&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=facebook_link&fb_action_ids=10206742305983440&fb_action_types=og.shares&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B1052397798122547%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.shares%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

Hailey’s Law provision passes the House!

Time for a Senate run!  Rep. Burlison’s Hailey’s Law provision has passed the Missouri House by voice vote UNCHALLENGED.  That’s ZERO no votes!

It now goes before a Senate committee and Rep Burlison must read it before the Senate.  It should pass the Senate as it is a very clean bill.  Then it’s on the the Governor.

Ladies and gentlemen, remember that it took a stone being thrown in a pond to cause the ripples that got the attention of lawmakers.  YOU helped bring this to life!  If we get enough lead on when it might get signed, we’ll post it.  It would be awesome to see the Governor sign it in front of Jeff and Stacey.

Initial Missouri House approval!

This morning we received word that the Missouri House of Representatives has given initial approval.

A big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get action taken up to this point.  It took several legislators listening, public safety offices listening and voicing their problems, and most importantly, YOU the citizen to get things going.  Senator Dixon, it’s your turn next, so make us all proud!

http://www.kspr.com/news/local/amber-alert-changes-endorsed-by-missouri-house/21051620_31868666

NO Amber Alert in the Branson case!

Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know what it is going to take for our law enforcement and legislators to finally “get it”, but this madness of acceptable losses due to how a procedure is written must stop.

A 6

-year old’s life is always in danger when separated from his or her parents and the parents do not know the location of their child.   I

 am deeply concerned that

concerned about why she didn’t meet the criteria.  chances are they could not demonstrate “immediate threat or danger” to this little girl.  Frankly, I’m sickened by that one piece of criteria and our law enforcement should be as well.

Stay glued to that story, there could be some really big information or evidence come out of this one.  Example: if she didn’t scream when lured in with candy, that could indicate she had seen or met him before and felt comfortable with his presence.  It could also mean she hadn’t been taught stranger-danger.

1-Year Vigil Rescheduled!

Hamlin Memprial Baptist Church – 7 p.m.

829 West Atlantic

https://www.facebook.com/events/1605297896369199/https://www.facebook.com/events/1605297896369199/I apologize for the late notice.  Site admin didn’t find out until this afternoon that it was rescheduled for today.

 

 

6-year old in Branson!

A 6-year old girl was murdered on Saturday in Branson, Mo.  She was found in a hotel room after police responded to a report of a “lost child”.

There are a lot of assumptions that can be made by that phrasing, so do not read it as though there was the right information for an Amber Alert.  We currently do not have that information or if Branson utilized their local burst for this.  There may not have been a “missing child” reported.  More details are coming.

 

UPDATE! Media isn’t reporting all of what is needed.  There apparently was an alert sent out, we will confirm which one and why.

http://www.bransontrilakesnews.com/news_free/article_47f5bee2-ba35-11e4-b9bc-535ba9eccdd7.html