JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - State employees could keep firearms in their vehicles on state property under a bill heard by a Missouri Senate committee.
The measure considered Tuesday by the Senate General Laws Committee would allow those employees to have a firearm in their car if it is locked and the gun is not visible.
The legislation would also increase penalties for convicted felons who use an illegal firearm while committing another crime. But the committee's chairman, Republican Sen. Brian Nieves, said he wants to take that provision out of the bill.
The House has already passed the measure, and Nieves said he wanted the Senate committee vote on it Wednesday.
Want to save money picking up a passenger at Lambert?
You might want to use the cell phone lots since parking rates go up today. They are doubling. The price to park per hour is going up from $2.50 an hour to $5.00.
The new parking rates, approved this month and set to go into effect on Monday, replace the $2.50-per-hour price now in effect in the two garages. They are expected to generate an extra $1.5 million a year.
The cell phone lot for Terminal 1 is one-half mile east of Cypress on Lambert International Blvd. The cell phone lot for Terminal 2 inside Lambert’s cargo city complex on Air Cargo Road.