Missouri State Senate

Introduced

SB 112 - During the 2014 session, the General Assembly passed a large-scale revision of the Missouri Criminal Code, which included the addition of a Class E felony and a modification of the terms of imprisonment for Class C, D, and E felonies.

Under current law, the maximum term for a Class C felony is seven years and the maximum term for a Class D felony is four years. Beginning January 1, 2017, when SB 491 (2014) takes effect, the term of imprisonment for a Class C felony will be three to 10 years, the maximum term for a Class D felony will be seven years, and the maximum term for a Class E felony will be four years.

To reflect the change in the authorized terms of imprisonment, this act modifies several crimes once classified as Class C felonies to make them Class D felonies and crimes once classified as Class D felonies have become Class E felonies.

In addition, this act repeals obsolete provisions stating that certain trials are to proceed in a single stage. Other technical changes were made in this act to make the provisions align with amendments in SB 491 (2014).

The provisions modifying penalties and section references to align with changes made in SB 491 (2014) take effect January 1, 2017.

This act contains provisions similar to SB 790 (2014), SB 491 (2014), SB 377 (2013), SB 253 (2013), and SB 872 (2012).

MEGHAN LUECKE

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