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A bill sent today to Governor Jay Nixon for his signature:

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

HOUSE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

SENATE BILL NO. 656

AN ACT

[….]

8. Any school district that designates a teacher or administrator as a school protection officer shall, within thirty days, notify, in writing, the director of the department of public safety of the designation, which shall include the following:

(1) The full name, date of birth, and address of the officer;

(2) The name of the school district; and

(3) The date such person was designated as a school protection officer.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, any identifying information collected under the authority of this subsection shall not be considered public information and shall not be subject to a request for public records made under chapter 610.

[….]

[emphasis added]

Think about that for a second.

sarakatehoward ‏@sarakatehoward

#moleg passes bill arming teachers, barring parents from finding out if there is a concealed gun in their kid’s classroom. #insanity #SB656 12:34 PM – 16 May 2014

Tony Messenger ‏@tonymess

This is why it is so hard to give the #moleg credit, even when they occasionally pass positive legislation … (1 of 3) 1:39 PM – 16 May 2014

Tony Messenger ‏@tonymess

On same day they take baby step toward more Pre-K funding, they make it more likely your kid’s teacher will be packing heat … (2 of 3) 1:40 PM – 16 May 2014

Tony Messenger ‏@tonymess

And they make it illegal for you as parent to know if your kid’s teacher is carrying a gun, or qualified to do so. That’s insane (3 of 3) 1:41 PM – 16 May 2014

“…That’s insane”

Ladies and gentlemen, your Missouri General Assembly.