“Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” – Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689 – 1755)
A bill, introduced in the current special session of the Missouri General Assembly:
SB 9 – This act creates the offense of unlawful traffic interference if, with the intention to impede vehicular traffic, the person walks, stands, sits, kneels, lays, or places an object in a manner that blocks passage by a vehicle on any public street or highway.
This offense is a Class A misdemeanor if a person blocks a public street for the first violation and a Class E felony for any subsequent violation.
This offense is a Class E felony if a person blocks an interstate highway.
This offense is a Class D felony if a person blocks a street or highway as part of an unlawful assembly.
[….] (2) “Unlawful assembly”, two or more persons who meet for the purpose of violating any of the criminal laws of this state or of the United States.
Do meetings in offices in the capitol building qualify? Just asking.
2. A person commits the offense of unlawful traffic interference if, with the intention to impede vehicular traffic, the person walks, stands, sits, kneels, lays, or places an object in such a manner as to block passage by a vehicle on any public street, highway, or interstate highway. [….]
In Warrensburg, Missouri on May 31, 2020:
When you can’t hear or see dissent than there is no First Amendment.
“I think there’s a limit of what government should be involved in our lives.” – Sen. David Sater (r)
SB 147 was introduced by Senator David Sater (r). The bill summary:
MOTORCYCLE HEADGEAR (Sections 302.020 and 302.026)
…This act also provides that qualified operators who are 18 or older may operate a motorcycle or motortricycle without a helmet if he or she is covered by a health insurance policy or other form of insurance which will provide the person with medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a motorcycle or motortricycle accident. Proof of such coverage shall be provided on request of law enforcement by showing a copy of the qualified operator’s insurance card…
C171187 07/22/2017 Missourians For O’Laughlin Cindy OLaughlin 499 N 4th Shelbina MO 63468 Leo O’Laughlin Inc 7/22/2017 $100,000.00
Instant campaign. Isn’t that nice?
C171187: Missourians For O’laughlin
Committee Type: Candidate
Party Affiliation: Republican
1103 East Briggs Drive
Macon Mo 63552
Established Date: 07/17/2017
Election Outcome Political Office
8/7/2018 Primary Election State Senator District 18 Missouri State Senate
They’re not wasting any time. The 18th Senate District seat is open in 2018.
Jessica Podhola (D), a candidate in the 11th Senate District, held a campaign event near the square in Independence, Missouri this evening. Over fifty individuals attended the gathering.
Jessica Podhola (D).
Rachel Gonzalez, a Democratic Party activist, introduced Jessica Podhola.
Jessica Podhola (D): …I think we need people in Jefferson City that understand how hard it is to get up at five-thirty in the morning and drop your kids off at day care and then go and paint for eight hours a day, or hang drywall, or go work on iron, or lay pipe. I’m married to a union plumber. The work that we do is so important. You know, I’m not rich. I’m like a lot of the people in my district. I have had to rob Peter to pay Paul. I have had to call the utilities and say, can I pay you in two weeks when I get paid, is that okay? [voice: “Yes ma’am.”] We are the 11th District. I’ve raised my children here, it’s such a special place to call home….
Jessica Podhola (D) speaking at her 11th Senate District campaign event in Independence, Missouri – January 21, 2016.