Tag: Rep. Curtis Trent

Hailey’s law, other bills in the balance as Senate fights persist

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Ten representatives gathered early Wednesday morning in House Hearing Room 2, to voice their support for the passage of HB 697, better known as Hailey’s Law. It currently sits 79th on the Senate calendar of House Bills for Third Reading, and the gathering of legislators took […]

Hailey’s Law passes Missouri House, heads to Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House passed legislation this week seeking to streamline the process for Amber Alerts, enabling law enforcement to issue alerts with more haste. HB 697, filed by Rep. Curtis Trent, R-Springfield, is called ‘’Hailey’s Law” after 10-year-old Hailey Owens of Springfield. She was kidnapped and […]

House Budget hearing intensifies as lawmakers question use of Capitol improvement bonds to fund security upgrades

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tension grew in the House Budget Committee Tuesday afternoon when lawmakers’ questioned the Office of Administration’s budget noted Capitol improvement bonds were used to pay for the new security upgrades inside the Missouri State Capitol. Members of the committee balked at the thought that some of the […]

‘Hailey’s Law’ seeks to speed up Amber Alert process

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new bill has been introduced this week, seeking to get Amber Alerts out quicker. Rep. Curtis Trent, R-Springfield, is the sponsor of the bill, HB 697, or as it’s being called, ‘Hailey’s Law’. Trent introduced the bill after meeting with the family of Hailey Owens, […]